Monday, April 14, 2014

giveaway & review: alone yet not alone

Tracy Leininger Craven tells a great story...but it's not just a story.  it's a part of her family's legacy.  'Alone yet Not Alone' is a historical true account which is an amazing testimony of God's protection and goodness.  and it's coming to theaters june 13, 2014!

the book we read is the special movie edition complete with pictures.  it is recommended for ages 8 and up but because reading out loud together is one of our favorite things to do and i'm not sure how i could manage reading to only two kids, i went ahead and read it to all of our kiddos ages 6-11.  {i did skip reading a part where someone is burned alive at the stake while two young captives are forced to watch.}

to say the kids loved this book would be a complete understatement.  they would have sat and listened to the entire book in one sitting but mama's prego lungs needed some breaks =).

this is a story of a faith filled family who settled in the blue mountains from Germany.  they work, eat, worship and fellowship together leading a hard yet satisfying life. however, they soon find themselves in the middle of the Penn's Creek Massacre during the French and Indian war.  with two of the family members killed in an Indian raid and two more kidnapped all hope seems lost.   

sisters Barbara and Regina grow up during their pre-teen and teen years living as Indians held captive against their will.  will their faith in God keep them alive and protected?  will they ever see the rest of their dear family again? will they become bitter?  will they even want to return back to their previous life?

this is a wonderful engaging story to read as a family.  i would caution the parents who have sensitive children to use their best judgement.  it's my own personal opinion that it's not necessary to stay away from the book, only edit out what you see fit.  there are many good life lessons and the author is constantly pointing to the Lord and His provision.  As for seeing the movie {we haven't been to a theater in months!}, i think our oldest would be able to handle it but not our younger two. the indians look a bit intimidating in the trailer.

here is the movie's website: alone yet not alone

if you'd like to win your own copy of 'alone yet not alone' just follow the rafflecopter's directions.  thank you!

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  1. My family's favorite Book is the Bible.

  2. I love children's books, especially those with a good message. This one sounds as if it would be interesting even for adults!

  3. they like horton hears a who! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  4. My family likes Peter Rabbit and the Bible. RC name Denise Davis.

  5. we like the adventures of winnie the pooh

  6. my kids' favorite books growing up were The Lorax and Green Eggs anf Ham. My oldest, now 20, loved Digger and Goodnight Moon, both by Margaret Wise Brown.


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