Tales of the Defended Ones
A Must Read!
If you want to stir up compassion and empathy in children, reading this book aloud to them will absolutely accomplish this. It also helps them see how God uses people to reach out to those in need. It will expand their view of the world. Each night, I read a couple of pages and then when we finish a story, then we pray for the children of that nation.
Don't think twice about buying the book. It is absolutely worth every penny!
February 11, 2014
I was pleased to read Guckenberger's previous book "Tales of the Not Forgotten," and this book did not disappoint. It continued with stories of orphans and children who were sold and abandoned. But the Great Defender, God, kept them safe. He protected them and ultimately brought them to the other side. God does see every child and every person who is struggling. I love the way this book is written so that you can do it with your child or in the children's ministry at your church. There is room for the child to respond to the story, and it is written at an age-appropriate level. I highly recommend this book!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
December 29, 2013
Stories of Promise, Protection, and Purpose
Ã¢ÂÂTales of the Defended OnesÃ¢ÂÂ is the second in the Story Weaver series. These real life juvenile fiction stories are heartwarming and life changing, challenging the reader to look beyond themselves to become a part in someone elseÃ¢ÂÂs life and their story.
The book follows the format of the first book which includes a story that introduces a child in need, from different countries around the world. There is a parallel story that introduces individuals and organizations that minister to orphans, matching them to homes and families moved by GodÃ¢ÂÂs love and compassion to reach out demonstrating that love while meeting specific individual needs.
In the six chapters of the book Beth Guckenberger introduces the Story Weaver, the Defender God, the work of Back2Back Ministries and the stories of five children from four counties; Ben and Joseph, orphans from Ethiopia, Antonio from Mexico, Caitlyn, a foster child from Ohio, in the United States, and Jorani from Cambodia.
Beth is a natural story teller and a gifted communicator. Each story relates the struggles challenging one of these children, and their circumstances. She goes on to show how their story provides the opportunity to demonstrate GodÃ¢ÂÂs working in their life and to offer hope and protection as He works out His purpose.
A leaderÃ¢ÂÂs guide is available for use as a resource or curriculum guide for teaching children missionary vision, compassion for others, and to introduce other cultures. Ã¢ÂÂTales of the Defended OnesÃ¢ÂÂ is engaging, ages graded for children eight years and older. Highly recommended.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed a my own.
May 4, 2013
It will Touch Your Heart...and Your Child's
Ã¢ÂÂWarning: These stories may change the way you see the world.Ã¢ÂÂ
Do you have a heart for the hurting children of the world? Do you want to pass that heart along to your children? Beth Guckenberger has written a book to help you do that. Tales of the Defended Ones tells true stories of children around the world Ã¢ÂÂ and how our Defender God rescued them from poverty, hunger, slavery, and other terrible situations. Written in language that is not offensive to a childÃ¢ÂÂs ears, these true accounts will touch hearts and give ideas of small things even a child can do to help the plight of suffering children around the world. And hopefully, these stories will change a childÃ¢ÂÂs life somewhere by impacting yours!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.
April 30, 2013