His father killed and his mother kidnapped by Sauk Indians, young Gilbert Hamilton searches for his mother with the help of an evangelist. Ages 8-12.
A Trailblazer Book. The adventures of a young American boy who travels to the Oregon Territory with his missionary aunt and uncle, Dr. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman.
By the time Curly Roddy was 12 years old, he'd already lived six years as a waif on the streets of London in the 1870s. After getting caught in an armed robbery, he is sent to one of George Muller's orphan homes, where he organizes a group of boys and plots an escape. But he is confronted by Muller's mighty faith, and answers to a prayer he cannot explain.
Young Adriaen Wens must decide whether to cooperate with authorities when his mother is arrested for following the leader of the Anabaptists. Ages 8-12.
A Trailblazer Book. A young English boy is sold to be trained as a chimney sweep and is rescued by his brother with the help of John Wesley.
A Trailblazer Book. Casey convinces his family to join the circus but a terrifying accident leaves him paralyzed with fear. Through D. L. Moody, he learns that faith in Christ brings true courage.
Harry and Estelle Bentley pray for God's guidance in buying a bigger house. But the higher costs send Harry into a job as an undercover detective for Amtrak, and change their lives. Have they been Derailed?
Designed with homeschoolers and Christian educators in mind, each curriculum guide offers a Christian humanities approach to studying one Trailblazer Book and its Christian hero.
Thrilling adventure stories introducing young readers (ages 8-12) to Christian heroes of the past. Escape from the Slave Traders-- An urgent call for help cut through the morning mists that floated along the shore of Lake Shirwa. Two young African boys, Wikatani and Chuma, had been captured by slave traders, but the desperate cry would never reach their village. Easily overpowered by their captors, the boys' only hope is to endure a ruthless march through the jungles that takes them far from their village to a destination unknown. Where are the cruel Red Caps taking them? What chance might the boys have to escape? If they manage to escape, how will they ever find their way home again? Fortunately for Wikatani and Chuma, there is help on the way. David Livingstone, a missionary and British government official, is doing everything he can to put a halt to the slave traders who are devastating southeastern Africa during the 1860s. But is there any reason to hope that he might help two young boys? WILL THEY HAVE THE COURAGE TO FACE THE PHENOMENAL ADVENTURE AND PERIL BEFORE THEM?
A Trailblazer Book. Once an orphan herself, Mei-en works hard to help the young English missionary, Gladys Aylward, save nearly a hundred Chinese orphans from lives of terror.
Provoked by a gang leader into the shooting of an innocent guy, Ray now faces a 40-year sentence in prison. Just when he's resigned himself to this new existence, Ray receives an unexpected gift - forgiveness. And then the ultimate test comes. When faced with the man who ruined his life, can Ray extend the same forgiveness handed out to him?
CONCEPT APPROACH: Grace's fiancé, bothered by her outspoken stance on purity and her near-constant travel, has broken off their relationship. Exhausted and unwilling to continue her current tour, she books a flight home. Traumatic events result in a paralyzing fear of flying. Stuck at home due to a major snowstorm, Grace begins, for the first time, to connect with the residents of Beecham Street. Will she recover her faith and overcome her fears, or will she give up her career? Grounded is an uplifting, contemporary tale in an urban setting featuring characters courageously wrestling with the real spiritual and practical issues of average people. THE WINDY CITY NEIGHBORS SERIES: It's not often that something genuinely new and exciting comes along in Christian fiction. With "The Windy City Neighbors," Dave and Neta will introduce a new storytelling technique called Parallel Novels--each with its own drama and story arc, but with characters whose lives become intertwined. The Jacksons will also continue to draw on their proven strengths for multi-ethnic, relationally driven stories as they welcome readers to Beecham Street, a typical isolated and distrustful American neighborhood--until a tragic near-death accident.
Retired Chicago cop, Harry Bentley, was lying low. He'd blown the whistle on a gang of rogue cops and was awaiting the day when Internal Affairs would call him to testify and help put their leader, Lieutenant Matty Fagan, behind bars. His cover was working as a doorman in a luxury highrise on Chicago's lakefront. Then Gabby Fairbanks and her husband moved into the building's penthouse. She brought home a bag lady, got a job at the Manna House Women's Shelter, found her life falling apart, and managed to entangle Harry in the whole affair. (Gabby's story is in Neta Jackson's parallel novel, WHERE DO I GO?) But there was an upside. Through Gabby, Harry meets the Yada Yada brothers and the classy Estelle Williams and envisions a second chance at romance. The Yada Yada brothers provide a new circle of friends to replace his old CPD cohorts. But when Harry discovers he has a grandson he didn't know about, will he find the faith to take on the boy as a "second chance" to be the father he'd failed to be to his own son-even when the boy creates new dangers in Harry's fight against corruption, and may derail his "second chance" at love? To be a father like God, to have God as his father . . . Perhaps he was being given a second chance at both.
Book 2 in the Yada Yada Brothers Series Retired Chicago cop, Harry Bentley, was doing just fine. He had custody of his grandson, DaShawn, giving him a second chance at being a good parent. He was enjoying a second romance with the enchanting Estelle Williams. He had finally connected with God, thanks to the Yada Yada brothers. And he was even enjoying SouledOut Community Church and helping at Manna House shelter for women. So, why was his eye giving him fits? A blind spot had developed in the very center of his vision with strange distortions around it. Was it a brain tumor? A stroke? Diabetes? Worse . . . was he going blind? There was no way he could face life like this . . . let alone raise his grandson or propose marriage to Estelle. Where was God? And why, at the height of his crisis, did all sorts of other complications crop up-his alcoholism, Estelle's emotionally disturbed son, his renegade boss from the Chicago Police Department, and an attempt on the life of Gabby Fairbanks' estranged husband? He couldn't see his way clear . . . until God gave him a "second sight. " This story parallels Who Do I Lean On? the third book in Neta Jackson's House of Hope series, but from another perspective. It's like reading in 3-D and seeing more than you ever imagined was there.
The authors of Kidnapped by River Rats and The Queen's Smuggler present the story of 14-year-old John Knight, who becomes actively involved in the missionary work of the Dohnavur Fellowship in India. With a heart for justice, John is appalled to discover that the law dictates a young Indian girl must marry an elderly man, as is the wish of her wicked uncle.
Thrilling adventure stories introducing young readers (ages 8-2) to Christian heroes of the past.The two young Burmese girls had dreaded leaving their father, but he told them that the only safe thing was for the two of them to go live with the American missionaries, Adoniram and Ann Judson. May-Lo and Len-Lay really aren't sure what the danger is, and they don't know what to believe about their American foster parents. Could the accusations that the missionaries were English spies be true?When the Judsons leave the city of Rangoon to establish a mission work in Ava, the Golden City, the girls are taken along on the dangerous river trip that will separate them from their father by 350 miles. Will they ever see him again? Will they even make it to their destination? How will the emperor of Burma respond to Mr. Judson's petitions to give religious freedom to Christian converts?Their arrival is followed by eventual disaster. When the British attack the Burmese, all the white foreigners, including Adoniram Judson, are hauled off to the terrible Death Prison. Every clue indicates that the Judsons are spies, and a Burmese-English boy named Myat Rodgers is determined to prove their guilt. Should the girls tell the authorities what they know? Or will they all end up in the Death Prison?Without their father's help whom could they trust?
Imprisoned in the Golden City The two young Burmese girls had dreaded leaving their father, but he told them that the only safe thing was for the two of them to go live with the American missionaries, Adoniram and Ann Judson. May-Lo and Len-Lay really aren't sure what the danger is, and they don't know what to believe about their American foster parents. Could the accusations that the missionaries were English spies be true? When the Judsons leave the city of Rangoon to establish a mission work in Ava, the Golden City, the girls are taken along on the dangerous river trip that will separate them from their father by 350 miles. Will they ever see him again? Will they even make it to their destination? How will the emperor of Burma respond to Mr. Judson's petitions to give religious freedom to Christian converts? Their arrival is followed by eventual disaster. When the British attack the Burmese, all the white foreigners, including Adoniram Judson, are hauled off to the terrible Death Prison. Every clue indicates that the Judsons are spies, and a Burmese-English boy named Myat Rodgers is determined to prove their guilt. Should the girls tell the authorities what they know? Or will they all end up in--Death Prison? WITHOUT THEIR FATHER'S HELP, WHOM COULD THEY TRUST?
Jack and Amy have come to London during the 1860s as orphans searching for a relative. London society is cruel to the needy, and Jack and Amy are left on their own without money, food or shelter. When Amy is stolen away to be sold, Jack turns to an unlikely source for help.
Called the black ``Moses'' of the Civil War, Harriet Tubman is one of the enduring figures of African-American history. This Trailblazer Book looks at the important role she held.
Fifteen-year-old Cindy worked long days beside her migrant worker family in Michigan's sugar beet fields in the early 1940s--the "war years"--until she met a dashing young man from a traveling carnival, bringing some joy and fun into her hard-scrabble life. But a tragic twist of fate--and a dead field boss--sent the two young people on the run, leaving behind family and everything she'd ever known. Lucy Tucker, the crotchety old bag lady from the popular Yada Yada House of Hope series, is a veteran of the Chicago streets and not about to give up her independence, even as she approaches her 80th birthday. Until, that is, a young displaced woman with her gentle ageing mother and a dog named Dandy seem to need her--unsettling the secretive Lucy, who doesn't let anyone get too close. But just when it seems her past is catching up with her to bring her in out of the cold.
A Trailblazer Book. Sarah's father invites William Tyndale into their home for hiding and protection as he works on translating the Bible into English.
Thrilling adventure stories introducing young readers (ages 8-12) to Christian heroes of the past. The Queen's Smuggler. Sarah Poyntz is the daughter of an English merchant who operates a shipping business from Antwerp, Belgium, in 1535. Her father is very interested in the ideas of William Tyndale, who has fled England as a condemned outlaw for refusing to stop his translation work of the English Bible. Tyndale believes that the Word of God should be read by the common people in their own language, a belief shared by the Poyntz family. But when Tyndale is captured and imprisoned, Sarah becomes the only hope for saving his life. If she can successfully smuggle a copy of Tyndale's New Testament into the hands of the king's wife, Queen Anne, perhaps she can persuade him to spare Tyndale's life. If Sarah's desperate mission fails, her family is in peril of their lives. WILL SHE HAVE THE COURAGE TO GO THROUGH WITH IT? CAN TYNDALE'S LIFE BE SPARED?
Jova's search leads him all the way to America. There, he is at last reunited with the missing prince, now known as Samuel Morris. Inspired by Samuel's faith, Jova returns to Africa with news of a new, even greater Prince for his people.
A Trailblazer Book for middle-grade readers. Young Hamilton Jones finds freedom and sets out to kill the slave trader John Newton. But the person he meets has changed!
Part of the Trailblazer Books series. Neil Thompson was playing alone at the docks that sunny morning in 1853 when he was suddenly grabbed by British sailors who hauled him aboard a ship bound for China. Forced to be a cabin boy, he was told that any attempt to escape would be considered mutiny. Will Neil ever see his home and family again?
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