Betsey Stockton (ebook)

Betsey Stockton ebook

The Girl With a Missionary Dream

By Laura Wickham, illustrated by Eunji Jung

Inspiring children's biography of Betsey Stockton, who, despite being born enslaved, followed her dream of being a missionary.

Part of the Do Great Things For God series.

Downloads:
ePub version (for iPad, iPhone & Android)
Mobi version (for Kindle)


To access this ebook, you may need to follow the steps outlined in our ebook guide.

Hardback
$16.99
eBook
$8.99
Also available
Description

When young Betsey joined a missionary voyage to Hawaii, everyone was shocked. “A single woman, who was born enslaved, going to mission? How extraordinary!”

But that’s exactly who Betsey was—an extraordinary girl who believed in an extraordinary God!

Follow her adventurous five-month journey across the Pacific Ocean. A journey of laughter, tears, prayer and even a newborn life! A journey that would take her to the shores of beautiful Hawaii, where she would finally be able to do what she’d always dreamt of—be a missionary.

How extraordinary indeed.

Children will enjoy this beautifully illustrated children's biography of Betsey Stockton (c. 1798-1865), who, despite being born enslaved, followed her dream of being a missionary to Hawaii.

Can be read to young children aged 4-5, and read by children aged 6 plus.

Part of the new Do Great Things For God series. By exploring the lives of inspiring Christian women, this series will enthuse young children about the great things they can do for God.

Product details

Contents

  • Betsey Stockton: Illustrated Biography
  • Further Notes About Betsey for Adults and Older Children

Specification

Age range: 4 - 7
Contributors Laura Wickham, Eunji Jung
ISBN 9781784987848
Format eBook
First published April 2021
Language English
Pages 24
Publisher The Good Book Company
Endorsements

Melissa Kruger

Director of Women’s Initiatives for The Gospel Coalition; author of Wherever You Go, I Want You To Know

As a parent, I want my children to be shaped and influenced by the steadfast lives of other Christians. The "Do Great Things for God" series by Laura Caputo-Wickham is a wonderful introduction to faithful women who courageously served the Lord in a variety of ways. These stories teach as they inspire, and your children will be blessed to learn about Betsey Stockton’s missionary dream and Corrie Ten Boom’s secret room.

K.A. Ellis

Director of the Edmiston Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity

For every classic "faith hero" or "heroine" we know of, there are hundreds who endured on the margins of history whose stories are just waiting to be discovered. God remembers each name and each story, and it's time we do too. This series brings to life the forgotten, teaches us valuable lessons, and imprints on us early on that if God kept our spiritual ancestors, he will keep us too.

Champ Thornton

Pastor; author of several books including The Radical Book for Kids and Why Do We Say Good Night?

Whether she’s retelling the extraordinary stories of Corrie ten Boom or Betsey Stockton, Laura Caputo-Wickham captures a big gospel for little hearts. The wonderful storytelling and charming illustrations make the mini-biographies in the "Do Great Things for God" series pitch-perfect for even the youngest readers. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine did.

Independent reviews
 

"Betsey teaches me that I should take every opportunity to teach others about Christ."

Amber Thiessen, March 15th 2021

Betsey is a young girl I can relate to, a girl who had a dream to be a missionary. Her strength of character evident as she was freed from slavery, continued to work, and then followed her dream to the islands of Hawaii. We see how tumultuous the 5 month journey was to arrive, and her persistence in spending time in the Word of God. She demonstrated faithfulness to serve the people, teaching the children academics, as well as the gospel.... continue reading

 

This is an inspiring missionary story for children

Bethany Davidson, April 18th 2021

This is an inspiring story for children, and it is especially significant because it shows that not all missionaries were white, even long ago in history. It made me wonder about other, similar stories that have never received mainstream attention, and I look forward to seeing what other books come out in this series in the future.... continue reading

 

"What a gift to be able to share these stories with our littles"

Ellen Finstad, April 27th 2021

I loved watching the courage of Betsey as she, a once-enslaved woman (born about 1798), takes her new freedom and becomes a missionary. She travels as a solo woman to Hawaii—a daunting five-month trip. The illustrated picture book details Betsey’s devotion to prayer and her faith in God as she serves the people of Hawaii in the 1800’s.... continue reading

Customer reviews

Post your review

Betsey Stockton (ebook) | Laura Wickham, Eunji Jung | $8.99