by H. Elizabeth Sweeney-Cabey
“Mama,” I cried, “you said He did only good things! You said He made the sick people well, and He fed the hungry! How could those bad people treat Him like that? If I were alive then, I would have let Him know that I loved Him.”
“You can love Him now.”
Thus, at her mother’s knee the small child heard the still, small voice of God beckoning her. Under her mother’s instruction, she learned of God’s sacrifice for her.
Liz’ young mind locked onto biblical principles like a vice grip. Learning the Ten Commandments in Sunday School, she struggled with the inconsistencies of worshipping on the first day of the week. After all the fourth commandment says, “the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.”
“Why does everyone in this village go to church on Sunday if it isn’t the seventh day?” she queried.
Liz marveled at God’s faithfulness. As she grew, she had a burning desire to know truth and follow the right course. Yet the quandary over the Sunday/Sabbath issue escalated.
Years passed. Liz’ faith waned until her teen years when she attended a second evangelistic series. Then persecution for her renewed faith engulfed her. Would God’s promise that His grace is sufficient sustain her to bear the deepening trials that became a neighborhood spectator sport? Would God rescue her?
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Engage in learning what it meant for this teenager to endure misery at the hands of the people she loved the most. Stir your youngsters’ souls with the courage of this youth.
Table of Contents
1. A Child Hears God’s Gentle Whisper
2. Curiosity, Awe, Love, Horror, Relief, Decision!
3. A Painful Disillusion
4. Finding a Buddy
5. Adults in Conflict—A Child Is Driven to Confusion
6. The Night God Answered
7. Youth Arrives—and Days of Mental Anguish
8. The Shock: Meeting the Bishop of My Dream
9. A Short Interim Report—Becoming a Pupil-Teacher
10. God Awakens a Sleeping Youth
11. Expulsion from School
12. The Family’s Reaction
13. Paying the Price at Home
14. God Intervenes for My Deliverance
15. The Triumph of Baptism
16. ’Twas Worth It All
Pages: 96, paperback
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches