Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tales of the Defended Ones

Thanks to Litfuse for providing this book free in exchange for my honest review. 

This book was amazing! I will definitely be using this book and most likely the others she has written to help my girls see the needs of those around them, how God is working and how they can join Him in His work. I was on a train reading this and crying-or trying not to. Every. Single. Story. Got to me. It was beautifully written. I just loved how she was able to make these super heavy topics understandable and age appropriate for kids without sugar coating them. I also loved how it pointed kids to action--to loving God and people more. I am always struggling with how to present hard things. How do I show them what God is doing without minimizing people's pain? I am so grateful to be introduced to Beth and the Storyweaver series. I think these are an invaluable resource for parents.

Book Info 
About Tales of the Defended Ones: 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 . . .
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Meet Beth: Beth Guckenberger and her husband, Todd, are the founders of Back2Back Ministries which communicates a lifestyle of service by sharing the love of Christ and serving God through service to others. Guckenberger travels and speaks regularly at women's and missions conferences, as well as youth gatherings and church services. In addition to her children's releases in the Storyweaver series, Guckenberger has written two mission-minded books. She has also partnered with Standard Publishing on the mission content in its 2013 VBS program. The Guckenberger family lives and serves in Monterrey, Mexico. 
Find out more about Beth at 

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!


  1. These sound great! I'm thinking I'll be using her books as read-alouds for homeschooling this next school year.

  2. Such a great idea, Marisa! Be prepared to read through tears. They would make great family devotions too. There is a great "journaling exercise" at the end of each chapter with some Scripture to ponder.