Amos Fortune was born the son of an African king. In 1725, when he was 15 years old, he was captured by slave traders, brought to America and sold at auction. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. At 60, he began to see those dreams come true. A Newbery Honor Book.
The classic text of the diary Anne Frank kept during the two years she and her family hid from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic is a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.
Worlds collide and tragedy strikes as a group of missionaries journeys to the heart of the Amazon jungle in search of the Waodani, a fierce tribe of warriors completely isolated from civilization. When five of the missionaries are brutually speared by the tribesmen, their families, numb, are left husbandless and fatherless. Undeterred by their loss and spurred on by hope, the families of the victims remain in Ecuador to live among the Waodani as a young boy attempts to unlock the explosive secret of his father's death.
Based on a true story, END OF THE SPEAR is a moving and powerful tale of sacrifice, courage, and redemption.
"Each true story in this series by outstanding authors Janet and Geoff Benge is loved by adults and children alike. More Christian Heroes: Then & Now biographies and unit study curriculum guides are coming soon. Fifty-five books are planned, and thousands of families have started their collections! After becoming the most educated woman in the American South, Lottie Moon spent thirty-nine years ministering in China. An annual missionary offering in her name is still taken up today (1840-1912).
With unselfconscious grace and pristine lucidity, one of the most beloved authors of our time shares elegant and perceptive meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, solitude, peace, and contentment, as she set them down during a brief vacation bythe sea.
Martin Luther"s life is truly an inspiration to every Christian boy and girl. He was a pioneer among the Christians in his age and remains a leader of Christians in our age. Luther stands out among men in history as one who would not compromise his conscience. His unbending desire to live for Christ and truth brough him into conflict with the princes and leaders of the world. The stories of his consistent witness will inspire your children to be faithful to God at any cost.
"Christian Heroes: Then & Now have set a new standard of quality in Christian biography. These thrilling true adventures are the best-written biographies for ages 10 and up! Driven by love, sustained by faith and determination, this young woman from Northern Ireland defied the cruel barriers of India's caste system (1867-1951).
The Story of Nehemiah, cupbearer to King Artexerxes. Anna Siviter, by weaving the rich tapestry of the ancient Persian court as a back drop for the story of Artaxerxes's noble cup bearer, allows us to grasp the deep significance of Nehemiah's devotion to God, to Jerusalem and to his people. It's a lovely story, hard to put down, but far beyond its lovely plot, it has a sacred focus. This is a reprint from the 1932 Edition.