In the Candle's Glow is a beautiful book. The bees do their work. The beekeeper does hers. And little Felicia, with the honesty and faith of a child, takes the fruit of the bee and the beekeeper's efforts and lights her candle and prays.
The bees do their work. The beekeeper does hers. And little Felicia, with the honesty and faith of a child, takes the fruit of the bee and the beekeeper’s efforts and lights her candle and prays. She prays once, she prays twice, she prays three prayers, then watches the breeze from the window carry her prayers from the candle heavenward.
About the Author
Elizabeth Crispina Johnson writes from her underground house in the Finger Lakes district of New York, where she homeschools, raises chickens, and works on her plans for a gypsy vardo. She has written three previous books published by Ancient Faith Publishing. She attends St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Rochester, NY.
A Few Reviews:
“This beautifully illustrated book shows a prayer candle from bee to billowing prayer. The little girl protagonist, Felicia, is so like my little daughter: She has a hard time being still, though she’s reverent; She thinks concretely about prayer. For a concrete thinker like my dear daughter, the metaphor of the candle flame containing and lifting Felicia’s prayers to God was apt and meaningful.
My daughter loved the story and seemed to connect especially to the way Felicia’s prayers were represented in the candle’s flame. This book has become a way for us to talk about the sacred in terms that are easier to grasp for concrete thinkers.”
“I just read through the book for the first time and I have to admit I am teary. It is absolutely beautiful. The writing style and the illustrations. I wish I could figure out how to add images. You need to see inside this book. I would love to see it printed as a board book to hold up to our younger childrens “love”.”