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?
My take on this book:
In the "Tales of the Not Forgotten" Beth Guckenberger allows us to glimpse into the lives of different children from around the world, children that she knew or were a part of her ministry as a missionary worker.
Each of the four stories that she shares are written in a very down to earth readable way.I was deeply touched by each story and continued to think about each child long after I finished their story. Four different children, each with their own struggles. There is the story of young Joel, from Mexico, Serephenia from Haiti, who wonders if God has forgotten her. Ibrahim from Nigeria and Christiana from India. While each child is from a different part of the world God hasn't forgotten any of them.
While this book is geared toward teens and tweens, I found myself totally engrossed in the stories and read the book in one sitting. In addition to sharing each child's story the author also provides little snippets called post cards that provides interesting information about the region where the stories take place. Overall soul stirring stories combined with a true look at the importance of missionary work makes this a great book for young and old alike.