Thursday Mar 03, 2022

The Word and the Power of Words - Dr. Mark Hamby - Lamplighter Ministries, Part 3

In a day when children are influenced by video games and media, how do we get our children to read? Culture is unraveling all around us. We must use our time wisely. How do books fit into that to grow us spiritually?

Dr. Mark Hamby joins Yvette Hampton to talk about the WORD and the power of words.

For over 30 years, Dr. Mark Hamby has been using stories of Christlike character to offer Christ-centered hope around the world. Dr. Hamby is the founder and president of Lamplighter Ministries which has published over 235 books from 17th to 19th-century literature plus 28 audio dramas heard by millions across 30 countries. Dr. Hamby holds several masters degrees and a doctorate in ministry. He speaks and writes about how to find hope and healing for the problems in our families, media, culture, and literature.

​​Mark and his wife Debbie are the executive producers of Lamplighter Theater which adapts Lamplighter books into dramatic audios.

WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is now available on DVD and HD streaming. 

Buy the film today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op.

Get Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution on DVD Today!

Buy Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution on DVD Today!

Watch the Official Trailer for Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution

Schoolhouse Rocked” will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! The old-school paradigm has proven broken and a new way of learning is here. Don’t miss this important film!” - Kirk Cameron

"This is one of the most empowering tools I’ve seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing!" – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal

Interview with Dr. Mark Hamby of Lamplighter Ministries

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Support Schoolhouse Rocked

Dr. Mark Hamby weighs in on the following questions:

  • Is it ok for children to read Harry Potter, Call of the Wild, classic books such as The Scarlet Letter, and other books such as the popular dystopian books?
  • How can parents encourage their kids to read good literature? What about the kid who HATES to read or really struggles with it?
  • Does the Bible really tell parents specifically what books their children should be reading.
  • How can we as parents develop discernment in an age of distraction?
  • What are your all time favorite books and of them, which one’s have changed your life the most?

Scripture References:

Philippians 4:8 ESV

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Proverbs 4:23 ESV

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”

Psalm 51:10 ESV

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV

“The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man”

Recommended Resources:

Watch Dr. Hamby's video, The Epic Battle between Wisdom and Folly

To contact or learn more about Dr. Mark Hamby, please visit


Visit for great books and audio dramas.

To learn more about The Masters Guild, the college program hosted by Lamplighter Ministries, visit


English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Support Schoolhouse Rocked:

Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Please consider making a donation to support the ongoing ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked.

Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. 

Your support is making an ETERNAL impact!

"If you are new to homeschooling check out this podcast!! I’ve been feeling like I should homeschool for a couple years but was worried I couldn’t do it. Once the pandemic brought my kids home and I started seeing their emotional health and attitudes improve I decided to finally make the leap. This podcast has really encouraged me to make this a permanent change. Thank you for all your efforts in making this resource available!” - Autumn

“I was tearing up at the end of this film being reminded that my children are GIFTS from the Lord. I never want to abdicate my role and responsibility as their Mama. I cannot wait to share this film with everyone once it is released!!” - Amber

“We loved the movie and watched it with our children.  It left us encouraged in our choice to homeschool, as well as gave us confidence that we are not "messing" up our children's education or socialization!!” - Danielle

Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.


If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.


Free Homeschool Resources

Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products.

CTC Math - Homeschool Math Curriculum

Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit today to start your free trial today.


BJU Press Homeschool - Christian Home School Curriculum

BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.



Patriot Academy - Inspiring Patriotism, Equipping Citizens, Educating A Nation. Patriot Academy has a Single, Bold Vision: To equip a new generation of leaders to champion the cause of freedom and truth in government, media, entertainment, education, as we help bring our nation back to the principles on which we were founded.


The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing.

Podcast Topics: Dr. Mark Hamby, Lamplighter Ministries, Lamplighter Theater, Audio Drama, Audiobooks, Reading, Books, Words, The Word, Wisdom, Proverbs, Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Digital Distraction, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary, Homeschool Podcast, Christian, Parenting Podcast

Comments (0)

To leave or reply to comments, please download free Podbean or

No Comments

2022 Bronze Oxen Films LLC. All rights reserved.

Podcast Powered By Podbean

Version: 20240320