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Number of Pages: 72
Publication Date: 2017
Jennifer Chandler5 Stars Out Of 5Great Book About Sharing the Good News of JesusDecember 2, 2017Jennifer ChandlerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Hidden Village is a children's Christian fiction book about a boy named Manju who lives in India. When Manju finds a village hidden in the mangrove forest, he wants to do everything he can to help his new friends. But what can he do when the people in his own village won't believe his story, and even the weather keeps him away from the hidden village?
This story is a wonderful read for children and adults alike. The story is told through the eyes of the main character, Manju who lives in West Bengal, India. He lives in a small village surround by mangrove trees. One day while climbing a mangrove tree he noticed smoke from a fire in another clearing of trees. Since he knows what can happen if a fire breaks out in the forest, he investigates to find out where it is coming from. This investigation leads him to the hidden village that this story is centered around. From there on, the story continues with the daily life and adventures of Manju, his village, and his new friends. The vivid details and descriptions transported me to India with Manju.
This short story is great as a read aloud or for an emergent reader to read independently. The chapters are short and leave you wanting to know what is going to happen next. This is a Christian based children's book, and I think it would be a great tool to use to teach children that they too can share the Gospel of Jesus with others. As a homeschool mom, I have been looking for books and resources to teach my children about missionaries and examples of children sharing the good news of Jesus. I thought this book was interesting and encouraging that no matter a person's age they can be a light for Jesus. Some of the extra features that I thought were great include the pronunciation guide, information about Manju's home country, and ideas for the readers to help others like Manju's village.
I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to give a positive review. I enjoyed this book very much and all opinions are my own.
rkfall5 Stars Out Of 5AdventureSeptember 14, 2017rkfallQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 0This book is written in a great way for a school reader yet at the same time is full of great descriptions. We laughed, cried, and our hearts were tugged. I loved how the author used the learning of Zacchaeus in the Bible and climbing a tree to then discover a people he didn't know existed before. This author has a way with words and beautifully shares the Gospel and the importance of sharing it with others. This book shows how God can use us if we are yielding to Him and that others sometimes don't take us seriously or believe us or understand at all and that needs to be okay. Makes you want to look around beyond yourself and see other places and people who need to hear of the HOPE of Jesus. To pray and seek the Lord's leading for you personally to impact the world for the Kingdom and His glory. A great read!!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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