We're delighted to be launching Beth's Tales of Not ForgottenCampaign. Beth is celebrating the release of her latest book with a Kindle Fire Giveaway and a Fun Chat on Facebook (7/31). Details coming soon.
We often forget how fortunate we are, the many blessings in our lives, and the extent of human suffering around the globe. How can we teach our children to grow up with hearts for others and to be mission-minded? With the help of missionary and author Beth Guckenberger, parents and Sunday school teachers can introduce children to the wonderful things that God is accomplishing around the world through Tales of the Not Forgotten.
Beth shrinks the big picture down to approachable, individual stories of real children and teaches 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.
I am behind schedule for this blog tour, but I really wanted to get a post up because I truly enjoyed this book. It is funny how God uses multiple sources to teach us lessons. Right now, I am hearing a lot about living like Jesus and living for Jesus by loving Him and His people. This book shares beautiful true stories of God's faithfulness, and how He uses normal people to truly make a difference in this world. Our priority needs to be Him and His people. It seems that Beth lives this way, and she shares stories of others who have made that choice as well. These stories will motivate you too look for ways around you to serve God through serving others. The book description ends with this: "Preteens will be challenged to answer the questions:
How do I pray? What can I give? Where can I go? Who will I serve?"
I have to admit that I was challenged with these same questions!
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.