From one old woman’s prayer a young girl was brought to faith, a missionary was sent to Africa and then a church was born among the people of The Central African Republic. A new book in the Hidden Heroes series, by Rebecca Davis traces the spread of the Gospel among cannibal tribes in the heart of Africa.
Written for children ages 6-12, The Good News Must Go Out: Stories of God at Work in the Central African Republic focuses on missionary Margaret Nicholl Laird and others who came from the West with the message of Jesus Christ. However, it was the men and women saved from cannibalism who took the Good News to the villages and homesteads of Africa. Although the stories in this book are based on Margaret Laird’s own personal reminiscences like Davis’ earlier Hidden Heroes book, With Two Hands, this book focuses on the national missionaries — the people of Africa who came to Christ and felt the burning longing in their own hearts to take the gospel to those around them.
The book comes adorned with eye-catching, black and white illustrations by Fred Apps. It also includes Bible verses and discussion questions in a “thinking further” section in the back of the book.
About the Author:
Rebecca Davis is a writer, teacher and storyteller who lives in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. She has written several books for children as well as magazine articles for adults, and loves to speak about the Lord. She and her husband, Tim, have four children. Rebecca also blogs at www.heresthejoy.com.
About the Hidden Heroes series:
Hidden Heroes is a series of books designed for family read-alouds, telling true stories about God’s work in different countries around the world. The first two books in the series, With Two Hands: Stories of God at work in Ethiopia, and The Good News Must Go Out: Stories of God at Work in the Central African Republic, were both written by Rebecca Davis.