Tales of the Not Forgotten


Follow these real-life stories as they take you on a journey to faraway lands and unknown faces. Travel through their challenges and see the hand of the great Storyweaver writing endings you’d never imagine!

Joel dares to ask for what he can’t have. Seraphina sacrifices what she can’t afford to give. Ibrahim looks for an answer buried out of reach. Christiana, saved by a mission, searches for her own.

These are the tales of the ones the world doesn’t see . . . the tales of the not forgotten.

In this collection of four real-life stories written for preteens, a compelling storyteller paints a picture of God’s dynamic movement in four foreign cultures, inspiring children to trust that God is weaving a story in their lives as well.

This resource will shrink the macro picture down to approachable, individual stories of real children and teach about fundamental survival issues. The stories address some of the challenging questions that kids have and weave God’s promises to orphans into each one.

The Tales of the Not Forgotten Leader’s Guide is a 6-session kids’ missions resource (sold separately) that walks adults through an easy-to-follow guide for making the abstract real and for designing an action plan to help others.

Preteens will be challenged to answer the questions:
How do I pray? What can I give? Where can I go? Who will I serve?

About Beth:

Beth Guckenberger and her husband, Todd, are the founders of Back2Back Ministries (based in Cincinnati, OH) which communicates a lifestyle of service by sharing the love of Christ and serving God through service to others. Back2Back Ministries connects willing workers to open hearts through international and local ministry opportunities. Their ministry is currently caring and providing for orphan children and needy people in Mexico, Nigeria, India and most recently, Haiti.

Beth travels and speaks regularly at women’s and missions conferences, as well as youth gatherings and church services. Her topics include orphan care, missions, parenting, marriage/intimacy, and faith. Her story-telling style captures audiences, and she draws from her field experience as a missionary and parent for illustrations to biblical concepts. In addition to her latest release, Tales of the Not Forgotten (Standard Publishing 2012), Beth has written Relentless Hope (Standard, 2011) and Reckless Faith (Zondervan, 2008).

The Guckenberger family lives and serves in Monterrey, Mexico where they have hosted thousands of guests on their ministry campus. Between biological, foster, and adopted additions to their family, Beth and Todd are raising nine children.

Learn how you can join Beth in ministry at www.bethguckenberger.com or www.back2backministries.org.



I  LOVED Tales of the Not Forgotten! This book is written for ages 8-12, but I think it is a great book for teenagers, and even adults, as well. These stories, based on real life, will help young people develop a better understanding  of what it’s like to live in extreme poverty, be an orphan or an otherwise forgotten member of society.


WARNING: These stories may change the way you see the world.

That warning is on the front cover of the book. And it is so, so true. If you want your children to be mission minded, Tales of the Not Forgotten will help them develop a heart for missions.

Also available, is a Tales of the Not Forgotten Leader’s Guide. This is a CD you place in your computer and access lesson plans and more. There are six sessions on the cd, that can be used with your family, in your homeschool, in your Christian school, with other groups, and in your church. The Cd includes fun activities, biblical teaching, compelling stories, and practical applications. They are ready to print and editable files, including handouts and emails for parents of kids attending the sessions. There is a session designed for family participation. I love families learning together! You can print, or email, the lessons for teachers and leaders. There are even pictures that go along with the lessons you can print or project on a screen. This CD is an incredible children’s missions resource.

I encourage you to read Tales of the Not Forgotten as a family. Your family will never be the same!


Celebrate with Beth by entering her Kindle Fire Giveaway and connecting with her
during the Author Chat Party on 7/31!

Find out what readers are saying here.


One winner will receive: 

  • A Kindle Fire with Wi-Fi
  • A Tales of the Not Forgotten small group kit (books and DVD)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the
giveaway ends on July 30th. Winner will be announced at the “Not Forgotten”
Author Chat Facebook Party on 7/31
. Beth will be hosting a book chat,
testing your trivia skills (how much do you know children around the world?) and
giving away some great prizes!

So grab your copy of Tales of the Not Forgoteen and join Beth on the evening
of the July 31st  for a chance to meet Beth and make some new friends. (If you
haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)


Don’t miss a moment of the RSVP today. Tell your
friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 31st!

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