Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tales of the Defended Ones Review, Blog Tour & Facebook Party

Have you read or heard of Tales of the Defended Ones by Beth Guckenberger?  I just finished reading it and it is a powerful read indeed.  Warning - it will both challenge and change you - in a good way.  There are hard situations and hard topics in life that many people turn a blind eye to, they simply do not want to get involved.  They avoid reading those books, watching those movies and move in a different direction.  As a Christian, I am here to say that I do not think this is the answer.  Hotel Rwanda was a hard movie to watch and absorb; yet, it was a story that needed to be told.  Tales of the Defended Ones tells the stories of five children in difficult predicaments - loved ones dying, abuse, slavery - and yet, there is a light!  Is it an easy read emotionally?  No, and yet yes!  Their stories not only need to be told but they need to be read as well.  Unfortunately, bad things happen to people (there is darkness on the Earth) but I agree with Beth that God is in the midst of it.  He is the ultimate judge, vindicator and he defends those who cannot defend themselves.  Prepare yourself to be changed.

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 . . .

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 

Would you like to read this book for yourself?  Go here to purchase a copy.  And please visit the complete blog tour here.  Keep reading to find out how you could win an iPad mini!

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!

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to Litfuse Publicity Group for allowing me to be a part of this tour and providing me with this book to facilitate my review.  All opinions expressed are my own. 

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