About this Book:
In this third volume of the Gospel Time Trekkers series, children ages 6 – 9 are taken on a journey that imaginatively retraces Jesus welcoming the child Rebecca into a gathering with his disciples. On this journey, young readers personally encounter Jesus, experiencing what it was like to live in his time and be present for important Scriptural events. Remaining true to Biblical culture and scholarship, this historical fiction book offers a creative presentation of Christian faith and values, making it the perfect addition to your home or school library!
Arriving in the fishing village of Gennesaret, the siblings meet a girl named Rebecca. This girl eventually reveals herself as the child who was welcomed into Jesus' gathering with his disciples when he made them reflect on their squabbles over self-greatness and importance. When they learn that Rebecca's older brother Seth-who usually helps out with the family fishing-has broken his leg, Caleb confidently offers to fill in his place. But with only a torch to light the way, fish wildly flapping in the nets, and gusting winds whirling through the air, little does he know the danger that lies ahead. To make matters worse, Seth feels like Caleb is replacing him....and he isn't holding back his anger.
What will happen when Caleb sets off to sea? Will Seth change his mind about Caleb? Read on to find out how Rebecca's story about servitude and humility ends up being the best catch of the day!
About this Series:
Three ordinary kids, six extraordinary adventures, one incredible quest! The Gospel Time Trekkers series follows the adventures of three siblings as they travel back to Gospel times to find Jesus and learn to discover him in their everyday lives.
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About the Author:
Sister Maria Grace grew up in Springfield, Virginia, and has one older brother and four younger sisters (and twenty-two nieces and nephews-so far). She met the Daughters of Saint Paul when she was fifteen years old and felt God calling her to help people know and love him. Since then, Sister Grace has edited a Catholic children's magazine (My Friend), authored several children's books, and now serves in the Pauline Books & Media Center in Alexandria, Virginia. She'd love to recommend a good book to you!
What Are People Saying about this Title?
"A delightful series that immerses today's young people in the life and culture of Bible times and the Gospel story itself. Well-researched and engaging-with a conclusion that satisfies the reader's growing curiosity."
Anne Eileen Heffernan, FSP, author of Bible for Young Catholics
"As I read the Gospel Time Trekker Series, I was more and more amazed by the way in which stories from Jesus' life in the Bible can come alive for our young people. Sister Maria Grace Dateno, FSP, the author of this six-part series, enables our young to experience encounters with Jesus, recorded in the Gospels, but now so powerfully engaging their attention. Yes, Jesus becomes much more real for them in His birth at Bethlehem, as He changes water into wine at Cana and feeds the hungering crowd, as He calms the violent storm threatening His disciples in their boat, as He raises from the dead the daughter of Jairus, as He restores sight to blind Bartimaeus and as He rises from the dead. Although the manner in which these encounters with Jesus are told with creativity and imagination, yet the reality of Jesus and His encounters with us remain real. The illustrations throughout this six-part series are likewise attractive and welcoming to young people.
I heartily endorse this series: Gospel Time Trekkers to parents, to teachers, to any and all who desire to lead the young to Jesus, the Source of mercy, hope, love and life."
Most Reverend Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington, VA
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
Publication Date: 07/2013
File Size: 5.56 MB
Keywords: Book 3-historical novel-Biblical history
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