Money in the Chimney
In this story we see the world through the eyes of Gracie, the laughingstock of all the children in Jubilee Terrace. Her ill-tempered manner and her scolding voice are her only weapons of defense. One day as Gracie creeps upstairs to check on her sick grandmother, she opens the door and is astonished at the scene before her!
But she has not a single friend to talk to until one day a stranger brings a glimmer of light into her darkened world. He introduces her to the one perfect Friend who never fails anyone! From that moment on, Gracie’s life is forever changed.
As Mark Hamby writes of this story, “May we strive together to step out of our own self-centered lives and take notice of someone – perhaps a neighbor we pass by each day – with whom we can share a smile, or meet a hidden need.”
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 in stories of others like them trying their best 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.