{Reading Report} Alone, Yet Not Alone

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Alone Yet Not Alone: Their Faith Became Their Freedom by Tracy Leininger Craven

1-4-2014 12-03-24 PMI read Alone Yet Not Alone as a girl of twelve or so. A gripping story from the beginning, Alone Yet Not Alone takes place in 1755 during the French and Indian War. A band of Indians sweeps into Buffalo Valley, where they burn the Leiningers’ cabin and take young sisters Barbara and Regina captive. The two are quickly separated and the story follows Barbara, the older of the two, as she becomes like one of the Indians’ daughters. Although cared for by the tribe, escape is constantly on her mind. She must find a way to locate her little sister. But even if she manages to escape, she’ll have countless other obstacles to overcome. She’ll be lost in a vast wilderness without food or sense of direction, and still in danger of being recaptured. It’s clear that she’ll have to rely on something more than her own strength and determination if she’s to survive. As her painful journey continues, Barbara learns first-hand of the power of a God Who never leaves nor forsakes, a God Who comforts when there is no human love to be found, a God Who is enough in and of Himself. Follow Barbara as she experiences God’s compassion and love through severe trials that would be unbearable without Him.

This true story reminded me of what a blessings I had in the comfort and security of North American living and a family that is never threatened with forced separation. It gave me perspective on trials, and most importantly it taught me truths of God’s love and faithfulness no matter what our circumstances may be.

Recommended read-aloud age: all ages
Recommended read-alone age: 10 and up

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