Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Shepherds to the Rescue

Are you looking for adventure books for your younger readers? Something engaging but not full of fluff? The book Shepherds to the Rescue fits this bill perfectly.

Shepherds to the Rescue is the first in a series of books that follows the adventures of siblings Caleb, Hannah, and Noah as they travel back in time to experience the time of Jesus.

I was pleased to find that the book does not focus exclusively on telling bible stories, but instead focused much of the time on learning about how everyone lived during the time of Jesus. This book introduced you to the life led by a young shepherd boy named Benjamin.  As Caleb, Hannah, and Noah spend time with Benjamin, they learn of the differences between their lives and Benjamin's.  They follow this young boy as he cares for his sheep, help him defend the animals from an attack, and witness his love for the sheep as the boy fears one of them has been lost. They also hear the story of Jesus' birth from those who experienced it first hand.

Shepherds to the Rescue is a wonderful book for early elementary readers that will get then interested and teach them about the life of Jesus with a slightly different perspective than normal. This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Gospel Time Trekkers:Shepherds to the Rescue Vol.1. The Catholic Company is the best resource for all your seasonal needs such as First Communion gifts as well as ideas and gifts for the special papalYear of Faith.


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