Tales of the Not Forgotten

 Tales of the Not Forgotten tells real-life stories of children all around the world. It takes you on a journey through these children’s lives and their challenges. It is geared towards children (I would say at least age 7 or 8) and helps them learn about other children they wouldn’t necessarily even think of.
I read this book with my 10 year old sister. She easily could have read it on her own, however I think that it was good for us to read it together so we could talk about it. Our family is really big on missions. We have ten sponsor children and have gone of numerous mission trips. I have actually been to Albania and Haiti many times, so my sister thought it was really neat to read these country names in the story. Her favorite story was Seraphina’s. I think she connected to it the most because she knows my love for Haiti (and my sponsor girl’s name is Saraphina!). Overall, this was such a terrific book and it helped my younger sister learn more about children and missions, which is such a big part of my family’s life.
The book also has a companion leader’s guide for using in small groups. It has six sessions and I believe it would be excellent to use in a church setting or Christian school. It will help you walk children through difficult issue and help them find answers, family participation, and serve projects for kids. It helpfully has adaptable elements for a range of ages.
If you are interested you can purchase it here.  If you want to learn more about the book you ou can read more reviews on the Litfuse Blog Tour page.

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?

About Beth: 

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.

Learn how you can join Beth in ministry at www.bethguckenberger.com or www.back2backministries.org.

Celebrate with Beth by entering her Kindle Fire Giveaway and connecting with her during the Author Chat Party on 7/31!

Find out what readers are saying here.

One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire with Wi-Fi
  • 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 on July 30th. Winner will be announced at the “Not Forgotten” Author Chat Facebook Party on 7/31. Beth will be hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills(how much do you know children around the world?) and giving away some great prizes!

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via TwitterDon’t miss a moment of the RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 31st!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book and CD-rom for the purpose of review.  No other compensation was given for my honest opinion.


About A Geek At Heart

My name is Liz and I’m 22. I’m a college student from Massachusetts currently studying Public Health. I love traveling, reading, and photography. I also like elephants and maps. If you have a book you would like reviewed, feel free to contact me.
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