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CINCINNATI, Jan. 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- What hope will four Indian girls find after their father abandons them? How will an unwanted boy in Guatemala find the grace to give to someone with less? How will God find a family for the last girl left in a Haitian orphanage? How will a parentless boy in Kenya find a way to help others like himself? How will an abandoned girl in Mexico answer a strong calling after losing her way?
Written for ages 8 and up, Tales of the Ones Led Out presents a simple picture of the way God intervenes on behalf of orphaned and abandoned children throughout the world, and is the third release in the Storyweaver Series by Beth Guckenberger and Standard Publishing. Its predecessors, Tales of the Not Forgotten (Standard Publishing, 2012) and Tales of the Defended Ones (Standard Publishing, 2013) have helped teachers, mentors, and families have meaningful conversations about the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of children growing up in poverty -- needs such as clean water, education, and security.
"Beth's stories continue to amaze me -- they're so genuinely shared from her heart and experiences. They demonstrate that those with so little, facing the biggest hardships, often have the strongest faith," says Stephanie Woeste, Vice President of Marketing for Standard Publishing.
"Tales of the Ones Led Out comes from the promise God made to his children in the book of John. This loving Shepherd has his eye on every one of the 163,000,000 fatherless and it was a privilege to share the stories of five of them. Join us on this journey of discovering how God loves us," says author Beth Guckenberger.
To extend the message in this series, Standard Publishing recently released the Kids Serving Kids™ missions-focused curriculum, based on Tales of the Not Forgotten. This resource provides churches with six sessions to help teach children and families about the importance of mission, and how easy it is to get involved.
These resources can be purchased anywhere Christian books are sold including www.standardpub.com
. About the Author: Author Beth Guckenberger and her husband Todd serve as Co-Executive Directors of Back2Back Ministries, an international ministry to orphans. In addition to engaging thousands of people each year in short-term mission opportunities in Mexico, Nigeria, Haiti, and India, Beth has published two story collections for adults and three books in the Storyweaver Series, for ages 8 and up. She speaks internationally and was a keynote speaker this month at Missions Fest (Vancouver, CA). She received the 2013 International Network of Children’s Ministry (INCM) Legacy Award for her impact on children around the world. She has also partnered with Standard Publishing on the missions content in their 2013 and 2014 VBS programs. For more information, visit www.back2back.org.
About Standard Publishing: Standard Publishing serves churches worldwide and is recognized as a leader in true-to-the-Bible resources that educate, encourage, and enrich adults, youth, and children. The company is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit www.standardpub.com or call 1-800-543-1353.