The Little Preacher by Elizabeth Prentiss
Herman had an unfortunate injury and was forced to lay in bed and think. His grandmother told him to “ask our dear Lord why He spared his life on that terrible night, since surely it was to do something for Him.” Soon after that little Herman received a special gift from God. Herman’s father became very sick and “lay, day after day, night after night, in profound sleep.” Max realized “My long sickness has made me another man.” The story illustrates how God uses affliction to develop spiritual life in people.
Paperback 6X9, 122 pages, ISBN 9781946145178
Elizabeth Payson (1818–1878) was born in Portland, Maine. She had a feeble constitution and often battled sickness. Her writing talent became evident at an early age and she wrote for "The Youth's Companion" magazine. She had a natural gift for teaching and taught in a school in Richmond, Virginia. She had a religious life, but it wasn't until 1840 that the love of Christ became alive in her soul. She married Rev. George Lewis Prentiss in 1845, who was a pastor and became a professor of pastoral theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She published "Stepping Heavenward" in 1869 and it became very popular.