Sarah And The Lost Friendship

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Sarah heard Teacher sigh. “I haven’t wanted to pry. Whatever it is, these little Christians seem to be pretty thorough in their hating. Remember the old saying, ‘Behold how they hate one another?’ Would you have supposed that cherishing grudges was a Christian virtue>” She laughed as she spoke, but Sarah didn’t feel like laughing.

Book: Sarah and the Lost Friendship ( Prairie Adventure Series ) by Margaret Epp, Victor Books, 1970
Genre: Realistic Fiction

Target Audience: Girls 11-14
Subjects: Friendship, Jealousy, Forgiveness
Summary: It’s wonderful attending school with your best friend. Sarah and Susan have a great time together. When Sarah’s older sister marries Susan’s older brother and starts to show sisterly kindness towards Susan, Sarah begins to feel the stirrings of jealousy. When Susan’s mother insults her multiple times and even makes accusations against her to her own mother, Sarah starts to think maybe Susan isn’t her friend after all. When Susan implies that some of the girls are school are only being nice to Sarah because they want attention from another of her big brothers Sarah decides that settles it. Susan just won’t be her friend any longer!
Notes: Sarah and the Lost Friendship is the third in the Prairie Adventure Series. This book was originally published in hardcover under the title “The Princess Rides A Panther”. That title is based off of a section in the book where Sarah, who’s dad’s nickname for her is Princess, compares the poem A Lady From The Tropic of Cancer Rides A Panther, to her unforgiveness of her friend. Sarah’s mother, brother and teacher all try to help Sarah see that her attitude is not godly, but Sarah is too caught up in her hurt and anger to accept the truth. It’s not until she overhears her teacher pointing out how hateful these two Christian girls are, that she is willing to stop holding a grudge and forgive her friend.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Colossians 3:13 - Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.


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