The Vanished Note and other Stories
“This little book took me by surprise! When I first read it, my conscience was pricked on more than several pages. Not only are these stories penetrating, but they take you to situations that we all experience, and so often fail to see how all of life is a test of our character.
Rich in practical truths, this collection of short stories reminds us that God does not always work as we expect, and He will overrule all for the best. Each story causes us to ask the questions, “What would I do? How would I feel? How would I respond?” In fact, we encounter similar situations on a daily basis. We often fail. Yet never was there a hand that grasped at the Almighty in vain, and never was there an earnest cry for help that failed to reach His ear and heart.” — Mark Hamby
Besides The Vanished Note, other books by Lamplighter author Mary Ropes are:
- Mary Jones and Her Bible
- My Golden Ship
- Karl Jansen’s Find
- Rising to the Top
- What Happened to Tad
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.