Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Listening Pleasure

I've written before about our bedtime routine, that it includes Bible listening.

My lil man is addicted to audio.

If I've listened to Adventures in Odyssey once, I've heard the Revolutionary War story about a million times.

So, when Hubby emails me today about a screamin' deal going on at Lamplighter, I knew we'd have so spend some cash on the boy.

If you have an audial learner, you'll want to check out Lamplighter's sale.  For those unfamiliar with Lamplighter, it's a publisher (and ministry) that re-prints classic classics.  Oldie and goodies of literature.

from their website:


The Lamplighter – 
In 1854, this book saw sales of 40,000 copies within a few weeks of publishing.  Within a year, sales had eclipsed 70,000.  The book received international acclaim and outsold the Scarlet Letter giving Nathaniel Hawthorne cause to utter his famous complaint to his publisher that “America is now wholly given over to a d***d mob of scribbling women.”  This book was a literary icon in its day.  Temple University uses this book as a literature textbook.  It was the third best selling book in the country at the close of the Civil War.  It is because of the literary and moral quality of this book and because of the powerful influence it has had in character-building that Lamplighter Ministries chose it as their flagship work.

A Peep Behind the Scenes –
Though not written in the same time period as the Scarlet Letter, A Peep Behind the Scenes sold more than two and a half million copies by the late 1800’s, outselling the Scarlet Letter and most best selling books of the 19th century.

I'm super excited about hearing new stories and I know Mr. Intensity will be, too.

BTW, Lamplighter's Theatre is produced by the same people who put together Adventures in Odyssey (they were laid off from Focus - read here for details).

1 comment:

Dan Julian said...

Hi Julie,

Hope you are all well!

Had not heard of Lamplighter before--interested to browse through their catalog.

Another resource (with many free audio classics read by volunteers) is Librivox. They collect readings of public domain works, and it's a good place to find and download a lot of classics.


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