Shepherds to the Rescue
In this first volume of the Gospel Time Trekkers series, children ages 6-9 are taken on a journey that imaginatively retraces the birth of Jesus through the experiences of the modern siblings Hannah, Caleb, and Noah. 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!
The story opens with the three siblings bike-riding together in their neighborhood when suddenly they are running down a hill without a bike, dressed in weird clothing, and wondering where their cell phones are. They meet a shepherd boy named Benjamin holding a slingshot and sitting with a flock of sheep. Learning that his grandfather was one of the shepherds who heard the message of the angels at the birth of Jesus, they come to understand that they are a long way from home. In fact, they are near Bethlehem! They realize that there is nothing they can do but pal along with Benjamin, so they set off with him. But when they hear the howls of wild wolves growing closer, they know that Benjamin's flock of sheep is in great danger.
Read on to discover how shepherds come to the rescue and how Caleb rediscovers the parable of the Good Shepherd!
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
Author: Maria Grace Dateno, FSP
Illustrator: Paul Cunningham
Age Range: 6 & up
Length: 80 pages