Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans.
In a bowl, cream together butter and 1/2 cup of the honey. Mix in egg.
In medium bowl, blend together flour, ginger, baking soda and cinnamon.
In small bowl, blend together remaining 1 cup honey with the boiling water.
With mixer running, add one-third dry mixture to cream mixture. When dry mixture is incorporated completely, add one-third liquid mixture. Continue adding ingredients in batches, alternating the dry and liquid. Turn batter into prepared pans, dividing equally. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Makes 2 loaves, 10 servings each.