Tales of the Defended Ones by Beth Guckenberger
In this collection of real-life stories, a compelling storyteller paints a picture of God's dynamic movement in 4 cultures, inspiring to trust that God the defender is working in their stories 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. Special Features: Maps of the story settings, photos showing scenes and people, children's drawings as illustrations, facts and trivia about the countries, prompts to get kids thinking about their own stories and definitions of foreign words and important concepts. (Goodreads)
I was not sure what to expect with this book when I got in the mail. I rarely do a ton of research on the books I receive ahead of time so I really had no idea what it was about. This is an amazing book that I could not put down. It is written beautifully and the chapters set up in an easy way to read, even with so much information. Each chapter is about a different child (or children) and their backstory up until the present. Each of them have had a difficult childhood and it breaks my heart to read about how babies and children are treated. This book flows nicely and is written in a way that you understand the children's point of view and see the world through their eyes. These are real children and she includes pictures of them which I loved.
This is a great book!! Recommend to anyone who has a passion for missions, foster care, orphans, and people who aren't afraid to read the truth behind their lives.
"I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review".
One fortunate winner will receive:
- An iPad Mini
- A Tales of the Defended Ones small group kit (books and DVD)
So grab your copy of Tales of the Defended Ones and join Beth and friends on the evening of the April 25th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)