Mask Of The Wolf Boy

Friday, June 17, 2011

At the time Fu-lin had believed God had saved them, but now… now the missionaries were surely dead, and he felt alone and lost. What good was God who let His servants die? Who even let innocent little children die?

Book: Mask Of The Wolf Boy by Dave and Neta Jackson, Bethany House Publishers, 1999
Mask of the Wolf Boy: Jonathan and Rosalind Goforth (Trailblazer Books #27) 
Genre: Historical Fiction
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 10-16
Subjects: Persecution, Trust in God, Fear, Missions
Summary: Year after year Fu-lin has the same nightmare and wakes up smelling something strange. It seems to be a warning that something bad is about to happen. When the Boxers start threatening the Goforths and tragedies befall them, Fu-lin finally decides it’s time to make his get away. But his decision weighs heavy on his heart and makes it quite difficult for him. He finds no comfort or peace from God. After all, God has allowed so many tragedies already, He is apparently no help.
Notes: This book tells the story of Jonathan and Rosalind Goforth, Canadian missionaries to China. It is #27 in the Trailblazers series, a series designed to introduce readers to famous missionaries throughout history. The authors always have young characters who interact with the missionaries and who the story is centered around. These characters often are helped by the missionary, then learn to understand the heart for the lost themselves.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”


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