Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tales of the Defended Ones by Beth Geckenberger, and win an Ipad mini

Ben and Joseph lose their mothers, but find a family looking just for them. Antonio is rescued from what seems like a hopeless situation. Caitlyn dares to trust that truth will set her free. Jorani is delivered from slavery into the arms of grace.
Follow these real-life stories as they take you on a journey to foreign places and extreme struggles. Travel through their challenges and see the hand of the great Storyweaver - our Defender God shielding and defending the defenseless in the amazing ways only he can. These are the tales of the ones left wounded and weak-ones made whole and strong . . . 

My review: 
    No offense intended, but this is an example of not judging a book by its cover. The cover of the book didn't really grab me, but it sounded worth reading, so I requested it. This is not a fictional title, and is labeled as juvenile, but I wouldn't necessarily consider it for that age.

   The book is a very interesting, sad, and also exciting read. It is sad because it shows the poor conditions facing so many people in other countries, and how hopeless it is for some of them. It is exciting because of the way God worked in the lives of the children whose stories are told in the book.

  It is obvious the author has a heart for kids like the ones mentioned in the book, and has done an excellent job of telling their stories. I enjoyed reading the book. It made me more thankful for what I have and made me wish I could do more. It isn't a long book, but it gives a great glimpse into life in third world countries and of what people are doing to reach the lost and hurting there.

About the author:

     Beth Guckenberger and her husband, Todd, are the founders of Back2Back Ministries. 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 more about Beth at http://www.bethguckenberger.com

Tales of the Forgotten is available from Standard Publishing.

Thanks to Litfuse for the review copy.

Beth Guckenberger is celebrating the release of her new book in the Storyweaver series, Tales of the Defended Ones, with an iPad giveaway and Facebook party {4/25}. 


 One fortunate winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • A Tales of the Defended Ones small group kit (books and DVD)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 24th. Winner will be announced at the "Storyweaver" Author Chat Party on April 25th. Beth will be chatting with guests, answering questions, and offering tips about beginning a dialog with children and youth about the orphans around the world, the basic needs of children living in poverty, and what we can all do to help. (It’s okay if you haven’t read the book – who knows, you might WIN a copy!) Beth will also be hosting a fun trivia contest and giving away tons of great stuff! (Gift certificates, books, and more!)

So grab your copy of Tales of the Defended Ones and join Beth and friends on the evening of the April 25th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 25th!