Saved by Love
Streetwise, ragged, and poor, Elfie was convinced that she was so naughty and so bad that no one could ever love her. Susie could not comprehend Elfie’s ongoing struggle to be honest, but she was determined to tell her that no matter how great our sin is, God’s love and forgiveness is even greater.
Originally written in 1892.
About the Author
Emma Leslie was an author of many popular Christian books for children in the 19th century. Her works were so successful that many of them were still being printed in the 1930s. More than 40 of her books were published by the Religious Tract Society which was founded in 1799 for the purpose of publishing and distributing Christian literature. Its beginning was greatly a result of the Evangelical Revival.
Character themes in this story: salvation, selflessness and selfishness.
“This is a captivating little book about two girls from a financially poor and unsupported background and the hardships they endured in times past. We read this aloud and they all looked forward to the next chapter. A simple story with a durable gospel message. Would recommend for young or old.” — Heidi Rayward, Mount Crosby, Queensland, Australia
“This is a book worth reading to understand love put into action. I felt I could not let it sit on my shelf, so I passed it along to a friend. May it continue to bear fruit for our Lord’s kingdom.” — John Pederson, Ellettsville, Indiana
Other Titles by beloved author Emma Leslie include:
- Tom Watkins’ Mistake
- Faithful but not Famous
- Glaucia the Greek Slave
- The Pearl of Peace
About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series
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.