What a blessing! What an inspiration. If you have ever doubted those little things in your daily routine, if you ever felt that you were not doing enough to share His truth with those around you, this book will change how you see and feel forever.
I used this with my son who is six (soon to be seven) for our home school. I hoped to show him life outside of our little corner of the world – I wanted to inspire him and also give him another way to see how blessed we are. I loved that this book was short enough to keep his interest as we read through each story. I also really enjoyed the little details and facts that were scattered throughout the book. We are still reading through the tales within but my son is making sure that those in the story are truly, not forgotten, even after we finish reading this book.
Marking locations on a map – learning more about where they are in the world, and where we are in the world – even wanting to share his stories and testimonies with others around the world who want to live for Christ. So many blessings in this one little book. And did I mention there was a DVD as well? It was used a lot less than the book I have to admit – it did have it’s benefits though. Especially for my younger son who is much more visual with his learning. But what little ones aren’t? And my oldest did listen, although he isn’t much for sitting through any shows right now.
Either way this was a wonderful way to experience missionary work; a great way to teach children about the world we live in and what is really important in life. How many children know that the things we live with and play with each day, are not things that everyone has all around the world? Seeing my son really “get” that his books and toys and crafts; his video games and movies are things not every little boy gets to have – the light went on and ever since he has been working on his giving plan. Sweet to see a child eager to share what they have with those who have less than they do
Perhaps that is the greatest lesson and the greatest testimony to the value of this book. That one little boy can read the stories and then feel moved enough to share what he has with those in need.
Welcome to the blog tour for Beth Guckenberger’s Tales of the Not Forgotten!
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?
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.
Celebrate with Beth by entering her “Not Forgotten” Giveaway and connecting with her during the Author Chat Party on 7/31!
Enter Today – 7/12-7/30!
One winner will receive:
• A Kindle Fire with Wi-Fi
• A Tales of the Not Forgotten small group kit (books and DVD)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on July 30th. Winner will be announced at the “Not Forgotten” Author Chat Facebook Party on 7/31. Beth and Standard Publishing will be hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills (how much do you know about kids from around the world?)and giving away some great prizes!
So grab your copy of Tales of the Not Forgotten and join Beth on the evening of the July 31st for a chance to connect with Beth and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)
Join the party and be blessed!