Out of the Pit
Right of Redemption
“I’ll never give it up,” Stephen promises his dying father. Their hut in the hollow is all they have, but it belongs to them. The bright, sunny valley stands in stark contrast to the dark, grimy coal pits nearby.
But Botfield’s pit provides work for the colliers, including young Stephen. He must be a man now and do a man’s work—Martha and little Nan are depending on him. And he is depending on the old Bible to teach him the right thing to do.
Through much pain, suffering, and unfathomable loss, Stephen’s character is strengthened as he learns to forgive—as he has been forgiven.
Besides Out of the Pit, other stories by author Hesba Stretton:
- Jessica’s First Prayer
- Cobwebs and Cables
- The Children of Cloverley
- The Rescue of Jessica’s Mother
- The Crew of the Dolphin
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.