Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tales of the Not Forgotten by Beth Guckenberger Book Review and Contest Info

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
  • 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 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!

So grab your copy of Tales of the Not Forgoteen and join Beth on the evening of the July 31st  for a chance to meet Beth and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

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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?

Tales of the Not ForgottenTales of the Not Forgotten by Beth Guckenberger

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely enjoyed this book--the way it was written and each story in it. It was written in an easy-to-read book, and the possibilities for this book are endless. This book is written for a kid's Sunday School or Bible study lesson, the book touched my heart as well.

So often, children (and many adults) are egocentric in their world view. In the United States, we are more like that than almost anywhere else in the world. If it does not affect us or we don't know about it, we don't have to think about it. We can "forget" it. Thankfully, this book is written to remind us that even when we forget these people's stories, God never does. And He can (and will) come along and remind us.

Along with the book, I was sent a leader's guide. This has the ability to take this study to the next level. If you do this study at your church or even out of your home, you are able to print off the lessons and even e-mail them to the leaders. I am grateful to have this additional resource.

If you are looking for a great missions study to get kids (and teens/adults) excited about what God can do in other parts of the world and how He can use us for His service, this is the study for you. It will definitely touch your heart and open your world view in a way you never knew possible.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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About the Author:
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) andReckless 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

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