Friday, July 13, 2012

Tales of the Not Forgotten~Book Review


About the Book

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?


My Thoughts

Tales of the Not Forgotten tells the stories of children in different parts of the world who live in circumstances that many children in America could never dream of. The challenges these children face each and every day just to live are amazing and heartbreaking. These are the stories of children that may seem forgotten, but God has not forgotten them. He is working miracles!

This book is a wonderful opportunity to teach your children about missions and what they can do to change the world. How they can serve. How to see beyond themselves and give to others. Tales of the Not Forgotten can teach them about how other children live in a world completely different than their own and see a way of life they would not encounter in their everyday world and give our children a heart for missions.

The reading level is age 8 and up and it is a very easy read. I highly recommend this book if you have a heart for missions or are looking for a way to introduce your children to missions.


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About Beth:
Beth Guckenberger and her husband, Todd, are the founders of Back2Back Ministries (based in Cincinnati, OH) which communicates a lifestyle of service by sharing the love of Christ and serving God through service to others. Back2Back Ministries connects willing workers to open hearts through international and local ministry opportunities. Their ministry is currently caring and providing for orphan children and needy people in Mexico, Nigeria, India and most recently, Haiti.

Beth travels and speaks regularly at women's and missions conferences, as well as youth gatherings and church services. Her topics include orphan care, missions, parenting, marriage/intimacy, and faith. Her story-telling style captures audiences, and she draws from her field experience as a missionary and parent for illustrations to biblical concepts. In addition to her latest release, Tales of the Not Forgotten (Standard Publishing 2012), Beth has written Relentless Hope (Standard, 2011) and Reckless Faith (Zondervan, 2008).

The Guckenberger family lives and serves in Monterrey, Mexico where they have hosted thousands of guests on their ministry campus. Between biological, foster, and adopted additions to their family, Beth and Todd are raising nine children.
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disclosure: I received this book from Litfuse for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

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