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Tales of the Not Forgotten by Beth Guckenberger

Monday, July 23, 2012
Follow these real-life stories as they take you on a journey to faraway lands and unknown faces. Travel through their challenges and see the hand of the great Storyweaver writing endings you’d never imagine!
 Joel dares to ask for what he can’t have. Seraphina sacrifices what she can’t afford to give. Ibrahim looks for an answer buried out of reach. Christiana, saved by a mission, searches for her own.
 These are the tales of the ones the world doesn’t see . . . the tales of the not forgotten.
In this collection of four real-life stories written for preteens, a compelling storyteller paints a picture of God’s dynamic movement in four foreign cultures, inspiring children to trust that God is weaving a story in their lives as well.
 This resource will shrink the macro picture down to approachable, individual stories of real children and teach about fundamental survival issues. The stories address some of the challenging questions that kids have and weave God's promises to orphans into each one.
 The Tales of the Not Forgotten Leader’s Guide is a 6-session kids' missions resource (sold separately) that walks adults through an easy-to-follow guide for making the abstract real and for designing an action plan to help others.
 Preteens will be challenged to answer the questions:
How do I pray? What can I give? Where can I go? Who will I serve?

Goodreads Summary

This is a religious book, but the stories themselves are so sweet and kind that it can be applied as a children's book as well.  The readers don't get to know the characters too much, the stories each have to tell are short.  However, what the reader does know about the characters will warm their hearts.  The children don't have much to give, but they are willing to go the extra mile to help. 

The children come from around the world: India, Mexico, Haiti, and Nigeria.  The readers will find that there are many challenges thrown at these children at a very young age.  The stories are heart-warming and many adults and children would likely enjoy them.   Scripture is tucked into the pages throughout the book along with attention-grabbing pictures.  This book is recommended to children and adults who enjoy missionary stories.

4 Stars

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  1. Lili said...:

    I'm normally wary of religious books, but you said that they come across so sweet that it might as well be a children's book. While this is not a book for me, I think I'll be recommending it to my local library because I know they are always looking for books like this.

    Thank you for sharing and I'm glad you enjoyed it! Happy reading!