Basil; Or, Honesty and Industry


(20 customer reviews)

This story is filled with gems of truth, the value of which cannot be measured. Young Basil takes these treasures to heart and determines to live by them. He learns to pray, not that God would make him rich, but enable him to act honestly and industriously, for this is the way to become independent. His life experiences confirm what he had been told, that perseverance and industry are the two great essentials to success.
Most importantly, Basil understands that outward success can never bring inward peace and happiness apart from the love and acceptance of Christ. You will find this story to be uplifting and personally challenging - the type of story that everyone should read!

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20 reviews for Basil; Or, Honesty and Industry

  1. anonymous (verified owner)

    highly recommended Wow, talk about a convicting little book. A true picture of how honesty is the best policy, even when it might put you in harm’s way. Not only does this story show how important honesty and hard work are, it also gives a convicting account of how lots of times every person in an unhappy home holds a certain amount of responsibility in that unhappiness. Great story to enable young people to see the importance of honesty and hard work, even at a young age. But, a good message for Mom and Dad, as well.

  2. anonymous (verified owner)

    Basil Entertaining book! Great morals! My boys ages 11 and almost 13 are enjoying it as well. A great pick if you’re trying to get the importance of hard work through to your children. Recommended by

  3. anonymous (verified owner)

    Highly Recommended! Our entire family enjoyed this story! Ages 3 to adult! I even find that I no longer desire to dog ear pages in books from one fleeting comment mentioned in this book! Great family focused and Christ centered story!

  4. anonymous (verified owner)

    Highly Recommended I love these Lamplighter books! Basil is a great story that is very encouraging to me. I’m a grown adult, but I still find these books hold value for everyone.

  5. anonymous (verified owner)

    Loving This One! This book was not only entertaining but also very engaging for the kids! We read it out loud as a group and it made a big impact on our 12 year old son.

  6. anonymous (verified owner)

    Highly recommended I just loved this book. They content is interesting and my grandchildren enjoyed it immensely. This book alone is proof of the”dumbing down” of our children. Thank you so much for making these books available. Kingdom awareness for our children.

  7. anonymous (verified owner)

    Basil “Basil” is a delightful story! Trusting God
    and then seeing how the Lord is faithful to
    take care of those who fear Him was a blessing.
    It reminded me to be industrious and neat with
    all God has put in front of me. A great book for fathers, mothers and children!

  8. anonymous (verified owner)

    Great Little Read! I loved this character. His integrity shows that age does not determine wisdom. Nor, does it dictate the influence we can have in another’s life. Great read for children and prayers that they grasp its lessons and take them to heart. 🙂 Gotta love happy endings, too!

  9. anonymous (verified owner)

    Basil; Or, Honesty and Industry This books grabs you as soon as you start reading it. The principles in this book are a treasure. It also makes me want to journal in my Bible as I look up and re-read passages mentioned in the text. So convicting are the words and lives of the characters in the story. Always pointing to our Holy Savior Jesus Christ.

  10. anonymous (verified owner)

    My Son Loved It My 7 year old son could relate to Basil in this story. It’s a great story about the ripple effect of one little boy’s prayer and how his entire family changed for the better. It was a little more difficult for him to read alone, because of the extensive vocabulary, but we enjoyed reading it together.

  11. anonymous (verified owner)

    Awesome Book Love this book as well

  12. anonymous (verified owner)

    Basil Wonderful book. Only a true Christian could write it. Five star.

  13. anonymous (verified owner)

    Wonderful Wonderful little book. I love these classics!

  14. anonymous (verified owner)

    Highly Recommend It is well written, interesting read!

  15. anonymous (verified owner)

    Highly Recommended Gave to my 10 year old nephew for Christmas. He was very excited! The story plot is simple, but uses old fashioned writing style. Encouraging and sweet!

  16. anonymous (verified owner)

    Great Example of God’s Love Such a great story of when you seek the Lord you will find him no matter where you are. I read this aloud to my children ages 17, 13 and 10. We all enjoyed it.

  17. anonymous (verified owner)

    Basil; Or,Honesty and Industry I love the message of this book and all my Lamplighter books. I buy extra titles to give as gifts and this one is sure to be one of those.

  18. anonymous (verified owner)

    Basil Basil was such a loveable character with all the old world charm needed I have been wanting to expose my children to. Today’s reading material lacks so much virtue that the older generations that are leaving us have. So glad to have found this company that still makes it possible to find cherished gem of a book in the midst of watered down literature of the day.

  19. anonymous (verified owner)

    Very Good! I really enjoyed reading this refreshing book! It is really a good tract! The way that the gospel is told in an easy to understand way was so refreshing! Highly recommended!
    P.S. I also like the fact that nobody dies. 🙂

  20. anonymous (verified owner)

    All Age Recommended I consider myself in the upper aged category and I love this little book and I know my grandchildren would enjoy it as well. Therefore, I would recommend it for all ages as a faith building tool.

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