Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Tales of the Not Forgotten by Beth Guckenberger

on July 19, 2012

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 Guckenberger:

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 or
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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My Opinion:

This is a wonderful book and it’s definitely a great way to introduce children to other children in other parts of the world who are in need of help.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the accompanying CD-ROM is a great addition especially if you’ll use this book as a way to run a class or unit study with the worksheets and such which are able to be printed off and handed out.  I’ll be using the book and the hand outs as we advance into our school year so that my children can learn about those who are less fortunate and see what their hearts need to be like to be like Jesus – serving.

If you aren’t able to take a mission trip with your children then this is the next best thing – bringing their lives to life in the living room or in a church setting, children will get to know more about some of the faces that missionaries do help.  Let children see how they and others can be the Lord’s hands and feet while they are here on earth, instead of being a part of the give-me generation, teach them to be the best of the best and be a servant.  While the age of this book is geared for those pre-adolescents to teens I know that my 6 and soon to be 8 year old will get a lot out of this study as well, but it’s individual to each child as to what they can handle and absorb.

**Disclaimer:  I was provided a copy of this book and CD-ROM from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.


One response to “Tales of the Not Forgotten by Beth Guckenberger

  1. […] My Opinion: I’ve had the pleasure of reading Beth’s other book Tales of the Not Forgotten so when I had the chance to read this next book I jumped on it.  Like the other book, you’ll […]

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