I’d like to thank Christian Focus Publications for sending me a copy of Return of the White Book: True Stories of God at Work in Southeast Asia by Rebecca Davis in return for my honest review, and also for providing a copy for this giveaway!
I am privileged to know author Rebecca Davis in real life. At one time, we both attended the same church in Greenville, SC. She is a caring and compassionate person with a heart for the gospel and a gift for telling the amazing true stories of missionaries. She has chosen to use her talents to communicate these stories in a compelling way to capture the attention of elementary-aged children.
Return of the White Book: True Stories of God at Work in Southeast Asia is book #4 in the Hidden Heroes series. Return of the White Booktells the stories of tribal people groups in the hill country of Burma during the 1800s. Oppressed by the Burmans and living in constant fear of the nats — evil spirits who served the head evil spirit Mukawli, the hill people of Burma waited for the return of the lost White Book from the true God Yuwah. They believed Yuwah had departed from them after the first man and woman had eaten of fruit forbidden by Yuwah. Mukawli tempted the first couple until they finally ate of the forbidden fruit, falling from Yuwah’s grace and becoming slaves to the nats.
Early missionaries to Burma found people living in fear, darkness and spiritual bondage, yet open to the truth of the one, true God, because a supernatural awareness of God was written on their hearts. Children will be mesmerized by the true stories of lives radically changed by the powerful gospel of Christ.
God's timing is amazing, and I received this book while my daughter, Ashlyn, was on a mission trip to Myanmar (formerly Burma)! I immediately started reading it aloud to my youngest children, ages 9 and 11, and was pleased to discover that this well-written book kept their attention. I think this book is perfect for family read-aloudsor devotions for children of all ages, and is well suited to be read independently by 9-12 yearolds.
For handwriting pages, workbook pages, background information, and websites that relate to each section of Return of the White Book, click here. You can also obtain coloring sheets for each chapter by clicking here.
Return of the White Book is a compelling and inspiring addition to the Hidden Heroes series. It provides an amazing window into the lives of a people group that are not well known by the modern western world. I highly recommend this book and the entire Hidden Heroes series to introduce children to the mighty works of God in the uttermost parts of the world.
Other books by Rebecca Davis include:
With Two Hands: True Stories of God at Work in Ethiopia
The Good News Must Go Out: True Stories of God at Work in the Central African Republic
Witness Men: True Stories of God at Work in Papua, Indonesia
Lights in a Dark Place: True Stories of God at Work in Colombia
You can find Return of the White Book and the other Hidden Heroes series at Amazon (affiliate links):
Be sure to enter to win a copy of Return of the White Book below! The giveaway closes on August 11, 2014.
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