Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Different Perspective on Thanksgiving

Most retellings of the Thanksgiving story start with the Pilgrims' arduous journey on the Mayflower. This one, however, begins not in 1620, but in 1608 with the kidnapping of a young Patuxet native named Squanto. Squanto's amazing story shows how he was uniquely prepared to help the Pilgrims when he later walked into their Plymouth village. Author Eric Metaxas (of Bonhoeffer fame) shows how God's provision for the Pilgrims began long before the Mayflower set sail. Although this book is written for young readers, it's a history that has a message for all ages.

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