The Children of Cloverley
“Thy will be done” … do we mean it?
Mrs. Stretton, famed author of Jessica’s First Prayer and numerous other outstanding children’s stories. Every day, in all the little common things as well as the great ones, we are to do the will of God. But when we love the level of comfort we have attained and the plans we have for the future, it is hard to say, “Thy will be done.”
The children of Cloverley not only say they accept the will of God – they seek to do it. This dramatic adventure gives hope and courage, and will touch the heart of each family member.
Character themes in this story: laziness, perseverance, salvation, selflessness and selfishness.
Other stories by Hesba Stretton are:
- Jessica’s First Prayer
- The Rescue of Jessica’s Mother
- Cobwebs and Cables
- The Crew of the Dolphin
- Out of the Pit
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.