I have something exciting to share with you. As you already know, adopting and foster care are close to my heart. The topics have even inspired me to write a picture book about it: Jaden Goes to Foster Care. Recently, Family Christian Stores offered me a chance to review Adventures in Odyssey The Drop Box: Three Stories about Sacrifice in exchange for my honest opinion. Adventures in Odyssey: The Drop Box contains three stores.
The first story is inspired by the movie The Drop Box. In the first story, Whit and Eugene are in South Korea where they meet Pastor Lee Jong-rak. While at Pastor Lee’s house they soon learn that children who are not perfect by the world standards are being abandoned. Whit and Eugene team up with Pastor Lee to help these children find a safe home and purpose in life. This story will not only remind you that everyone has a purpose but we can be the very person God uses to bring change to the world.
The second and third story: The Chosen One brought me to tears. In this story, a little girl by the name of Kelly finds her way to WhitsEnd. It is unclear of what she is doing there and why she is all alone. As the good folks of Odyssey attempt to embrace Kelly with the love of Christ things begin to go wrong. Soon it seems, the hard they embrace Kelly the more things go wrong (if you ever foster a child you can definitely relate to this). They soon discover that Kelly ran away from an abusive home. Will anyone in Odyssey take in this Kelly in and provide her a foster home even though Kelly is so hard to love?
I love this audio CD because it presents difficult topics in a child friendly manner, while still speaking to adults. This CD is perfect for car trips (each story is only about 30 minutes) or a family devotional. I can also see the story of the Chosen One being used by a family with children who is considering foster care.
At under $3, be sure to pick out a copy for your family.
Family Christian Stores sponsored this giveaway by providing me with a free copy of The Drop Box. In addition, they are blessing the lucky readers will win a $5 Certificate to Family Christian. This giveaway will end March 28 at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be chosen. Open to residents of the US/CAN.
And the winners are Lauren L; Michal K & Christie B.