Description of Item
Eden Southworth considered Ishmael her finest written work, based on the life of one of the noblest men who ever lived, suffered, toiled, and triumphed in her land. Its inspirations of wisdom and goodness were drawn from the examples of heroic warriors and statesmen of the Revolution.
Ishmael - born in the depths of poverty, misery, and humiliation and raised to the summit of fame - was good as well as great. His life is proof that there is no depth of human misery from which we may not, by virtue, energy, and perseverance, rise to earthly honors, and by God's grace, attain eternal glory.
Themes: Perseverance, integrity, honor, valor and courage.
Description of Ishmael (Lamplighter Collection) by E.D.E.N. Southworth
Give your children a foundation of faith with Lamplighter Books, a collection of high-quality, wholesome literary selections designed to instill values and biblical truth into young hearts.
Lamplighter Books are edited within a biblical theological framework to ensure that each story reflects the character of God and provides key Scriptures to be stored within the heart. The uniqueness of a Lamplighter book in contrast to other books with the same title is that they have been enhanced with helpful footnotes and woven with threads of biblical truths that will be etched into an awakened moral conscience. Inspiring role models found in Lamplighter books demonstrate that qualities like perseverance, courage, hope, loyalty, and humility are worthy of pursuit and honoring to God.
You will never read a story that is more inspiring and challenging than Ishmael. The heights of success achieved by this young man reveal little of the utter poverty into which he was born. He enters life motherless and poor, and despite the wishes of everyone around, he survives and flourishes in his paltry environment. His commitment to integrity and his singular focus on preserving his mother's name give his life focus and purpose. His perseverance and determination to educate himself in law give him the opportunity to influence the highest levels of government. E.D.E.N. Southworth captures the rich panorama of sights and sounds in rural Maryland in the decades prior to the Civil War. When you reach the end, don't despair; the drama continues in the sequel, Self Raised!