Return of the White Book
True Stories of God at Work in Southeast Asia
The story of how the Gospel came to the Karen tribes in Southeast Asia. The people lived in the mountains and were persecuted by the Burmese. Their stories and songs spoke of the creation of the world by “Yuwah” and the first humans’ disobedience and capture and slavery to an enemy and evil spirits called “nats”. “Yuwah” left them and they had to constantly appease these “nats”.
However, there was a ray of hope because it was predicted that one day there would be a pale brother who would come to the nation with a White Book. Thabew from the Karen people met Adoniram Judson, the first American missionary and was the first of many of his people to come to faith in Christ as they had been anticipating the Gospel message for generations.
Recommended Reading Level:
Read aloud to: ages 6-8
Read on my own: ages 9-14
About the Author
Rebecca Davis is a writer and teacher who lives in Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A. 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 blogs at www.heresthejoy.com and it is well worth reading! She is also the author of more missionary stories found here at Grace & Truth Books, by these titles:
- The Good News Must go Out: True Stories of God at Work in the Central African Republic
- With Two Hands: True Stories of God at Work in Ethiopia
- Living Water in the Desert: True Stories of God at work in Iran
- Lights in a Dark Place: True Stories of God at work in Colombia
- Witness Men: True Stories of God at work in Papua, Indonesia