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Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 7.10 X 4.70 X 1.00 (inches)
Series: Good News Shoes
If youre gonna run for your life,
you gotta wear the right shoes.
Pre-teen shoe model Riley Mae laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaignthis time in Kenya, Africa! Kenya is the perfect place for runners to train, with its high elevation and encouragement from Olympic athletes. Its also a great hiding place for Riley and her Swiftriver friends from so-called enemies back in the United States but for how long?
Adjusting to a new culture is difficult. Every chore is tiring, school is miles away, and theres always the threat of a lurking lion that can ruin everything. But after spending time with the children and Christian women in her friend Sundays remote village, Riley finds herself growing stronger and praying for God to use her to spread the good news. Her prayers are answered in exciting and startling ways when she meets an orphaned girl seeking answers at a childrens home, but also when an error in judgment causes her to stumble into a surprise meeting with the enemy.
Jill Osborne works in childrens ministry and has a passion for telling great stories. She has written plays, skits for youth groups and Sunday morning drama teams, curriculum for childrens ministry, countless articles for her church newsletter, and a blog about taking a sabbatical in a motor home. Good News Shoes is her first series for kids, and she plans to run with it!
Sonora MamaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another Fun Installment in the Riley Mae SeriesNovember 28, 2014Sonora MamaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The third adventure of Riley Mae, pre-teen shoe spokesperson, takes her to Kenya. There, she learns about a different way of life, builds her character and faith, and faces danger and adventure. My eight year old daughter is excited to read this series, and I am happy to give it to her. The content is wholesome and is still fun and relevant to girls. Riley Mae makes mistakes but learns from them, and discovers more about herself in every book. I would recommend starting with the first book in the series, Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek, to get the background on who Riley Mae is and how she found herself in this situation! This is a good choice for kids age 7-12.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the booklookbloggers.com blogger book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
S ScalesTexasAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Series!!October 13, 2014S ScalesTexasAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We (my girls AND I!) were looking forward to #3 of The Good News Shoes series. Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari did not disappoint!
Riley Mae continues as a Swiftriver shoe model while.the mystery/drama continues (that started in book #1) and they are all escaping a bad guy or two! So, now they are heading with most of Sundays family (while he stays back to continue his battle with leukemia) to his remote village in Kenya.
Riley faces more danger and challenges, but has a truly amazing experience! This trip stretches and strengthens her physically as she is surprised how much work it is just to help with chores or to get to school (the cast on her arm doesnt help either!). She also grows as a follower of Christ. She even wakes up at 4:45 a.m. (though not with much excitement at first!) to join the women of the village in their morning prayer meeting. Riley matures, develops a better understanding of contentment, a new appreciation of family, and even has a new purpose as she follows Gods leading.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.
lafreeland5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing as the First Two!October 11, 2014lafreelandI love Riley Mae. Better still, my thirteen-year-old daughter loves Riley Mae. This time Riley Mae is dropped in Kenya. Boy, is life different there. Jill Osborne always takes you on an adventure from the safety of your living room. I love the way she weaves faith and depending on God into an exciting story that keeps you turning pages until the end. This is a great story that teaches girls how not only to grow and keep their faith, but to share it with others too. If you dont have a tween girl, pick up a copy for your library.
crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great read for preteen girls!September 21, 2014crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the third book in the FaithGirlz Good News Shoes series. It's a wonderful choice for preteen girls as it's exciting and very clean. They also have a very solid message and while they aren't short, they are formatted nicely and easy to read.
Riley Mae finds herself in Kenya, Africa for this adventure and it never slows down! What a fantastic setting for the story. She's always dreamed of being a missionary when she grows up, but here she is, being used by God already, and she learns that the 'mission field' is not just overseas or somewhere exotic but anywhere she is.
I received this book from Book Look Bloggers and Zonderkidz for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own.