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Number of Pages: 36
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 1999
Availability: In Stock
This entertaining and historical story shows that the actual hero of the Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian, but God. In 1608, English traders came to Massachusetts and captured a 12-year old Indian, Squanto, and sold him into slavery. He was raised by Christians and taught faith in God. Ten years later he was sent home to America. Upon arrival, he learned an epidemic had wiped out his entire village. But God had plans for Squanto. God delivered a Thanksgiving miracle: an English-speaking Indian living in the exact place where the Pilgrims land in a strange new world.
Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Bonhoeffer; Amazing Grace; Seven Men; and Miracles. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. ABC News has called Metaxas a photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life. He speaks to thousands around the United States and internationally each year. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
Yack Family HomeschoolAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Epic BookDecember 20, 2013Yack Family HomeschoolAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved how this book really engages the reader and brings them in to the story, coming from Squanto's perspective. I also loved how accurate the story is to history! This is a book every child in America should own, yet tragically is not a story so often shared.
LolaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5December 3, 2013LolaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleI like how well this story is written and its great illustrations. My 4-year-old grandson sat quietly through the whole story! I'm buying for other grandchildren.
studentgrandmaNova ScotiaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A beautiful, true story beautifully told.December 3, 2013studentgrandmaNova ScotiaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Eric Metaxas' book with its beautiful illustrations by Shannon Stirnweis bring this little-known piece of history to light in a very effective way. I love Metaxas' comparison with the story of Joseph. Brings a whole new and very important perspective on Thanksgiving and God's sovereignty. My 9-year old grandson was touched by the story.
School mamaCalifornia5 Stars Out Of 5Extraordinary and true!November 11, 2013School mamaCaliforniaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A wonderful book about an extrodinary person! It is very much like the story if Joseph for a more modern time. I read it to my class and they found it amazing! A must read!
ekangelAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great book on SquantoDecember 26, 2012ekangelAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This book shares the story of Squanto, more than just his interaction with the Pilgrims, but his kidnapping, transportation to Spain, living with the monks, living in England, and then back to America.
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