Mary Jones and Her Bible
In the rugged land of Wales, and at a time (early 19th century) when her family could only eke out a meager living, young Mary longs to learn more about the Word of God. This true story takes place in a town where food and clothing are difficult enough to obtain! But young Mary longs for nothing more extravagant than her own Bible.
Mary determines to work hard to earn what little she can, and it takes six years of selling eggs and other work, to obtain the desire of her heart: to possess her very own Bible! Finally, having saved up enough to purchase it, she embarks on a 25 mile walk. Making the trip without any shoes, the purchase is done! It is said that Mary’s earnest devotion had a role in inspiring others to begin The British and Foreign Bible Society, in 1804.
Character themes in this story: laziness, perseverance, love for the Word of God.
In addition to Mary Jones and Her Bible, other books by author Mary Ropes:
- My Golden Ship
- The Vanished Note
- Karl Jansen’s Find
- Rising to the Top
- What Happened to Tad?
About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series
Lamplighter stories are much more than good and wholesome reading for the family. The inspiring role models found in Lamplighter books show a child that outward compliance alone will not carry a child through the stresses and disappointments soon to be faced in adolescence and adulthood, nor are they a substitute for faith in Christ. As we learn of perseverance, courage, loyalty, humility, these are qualities to emulate and pursue. But as children read of others like themselves, trying and falling short, they will powerfully learn their need for the gospel. Though life is often not easy, we can be confident that each disappointment and trial is designed by a loving God for our good.
Lamplighter books are carefully designed to draw children back to the Bible, to ensure that each story reflects the character of God. Often, key Scriptures are referenced so that they may be stored in a child’s heart. Lamplighter volumes are recognizable right away by their beautiful, high-quality bindings. But the other unique feature of a Lamplighter book, in contrast to other publications of the same title, is that the Lamplighter editions have been enhanced with helpful footnotes and woven with threads of Biblical truths that will be etched into an awakened moral conscience. These characteristics are what make our Lamplighter Collection so unique and highly valued.