The Hedge of Thorns
This true story, The Hedge of Thorns is from the 1600s and is as fresh and relevant today as it was on the day it was written by the frail hand of the man who experienced life’s thorny hedges. Young John can think only of his own pleasure and is willing to do anything to get what he wants. He fails to see that the hedges placed in his life are to guide and protect him. A tragic fate awaits those who try to push through those spiritual hedges of protection, but a blessing is sure for those who keep within their boundaries.
Based on the true story of a little boy who will do nearly anything to discover what is on the other side of the hedge, which becomes an illustration of his life, and the consequences of his actions, when giving in to enticement and frustration.
Character themes in this story: choices, consequences, obedience and boundaries.
“The author makes it important to choose your friends wisely. Your friends can influence you into doing good things or bad things.” — Janice Robinson, Rothbury, Michigan
“Borrowed and started reading this book at bed time with my 10 year old. The plan was 2 chapters a night…we stayed up late and finished the book that night; COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! It truly is amazing how much pure Biblical wisdom and a powerful story is packed into such a small book. I have bought 4 copies now. A great gift for anyone. We read this book yearly!” — Jessica, Willis, Texas
“We read this as a family and my nine year old thought it was a great book. This is truly a page turner and it is so effective in teaching many things for both young and old alike. A great addition to any library and I believe this would make an excellent gift for any person. We are even considering going over this book in our youth group.” — Anonymous, North Carolina
“This was highly recommended to me and I am so glad it was! What a great story and great message!” — Eric, Las Vegas, Nevada
Table of Contents
- The Hedge of Thorns
- On Each Side of the Path
- “My Brother! The Thorns!”
- Early the Next Morning
- A Look Beyond the Hedge
- The Beauty Outside the Window
- Unexpected Paths
- Another Hedge: Mrs. Waring
- Determined to Know
- The Final Hedge
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.