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Tip Lewis and His Lamp
Oh, that music how it rolled around the ring Tip was too busy looking and listening to keep out of people's way; he stepped back, still jostled by the crowd who were pouring in, and stepped directly in front of a man who was trying to make his way through the crowd around the entrance. Tip knew him in an instant; he was one of the circus men,--the one with the ugly face th ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 1867)
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Jan 06, 2012 Maggie rated it really liked it
this book has a most definite old-fashion tone which on first blush made me uninterested yet curious. upon finishing the book, i can say that i found it totally delightful. it is a specialty book, though -- best suited for those of sincere christian faith who won't be shocked by the dialogue and private thoughts sketched out; but rather, smile in warmth and awareness at the validity of the progress of young tip lewis ... as though we have all walked that very path and it is a blessing to see it ...more
I loved this book!! It's a wonderful example and lesson on really using the Word of God as a lamp unto our feet - teaching us to truly examine what we do by the word of God. God says that if we love Him we will obey Him and to be doers of the Word, not hearers only! That is just what Tip did and teaches us to do as well!!
This is a tender story that I think that has some similarity with “Sunshine country”, by Christine Roy. It is about a boy who surrenders his life to Christ and so he helps change the lives of his neighbors as he grows up, both physically and spiritually. I wish could become the man of God he became and take the Bible as my lamp too, all the days of my life.