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The Offering

Cheryl Jean Smith (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-3181-5 ©2006
Price: $11.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 129 pages
Category/Subject: JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / General

Hope Ranch becomes the lifeblood for teen Jessie Jacobson after her mother and younger brother are injured in a tragic car accident. Hope Ranch becomes the lifeblood for teen Jessie Jacobson after her mother and younger brother are injured in a tragic car accident.

Thirteen-year-old Jessie’s life is turned upside down when her mother and little brother are involved in an horrific car accident. Through their long recovery, Jessie must learn to trust God and His promises. She dreams of helping her brother with a new physical therapy involving horses, hippotherapy, and pours her heart and soul into making it available at Hope Ranch in her small town of Miller’s Creek. Would Jessie’s struggle to understand why God would allow such an event to happen finally be resolved as she learns to accept “The Offering” of hope that God freely gives?

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Customer Reviews

  Great Story , 06/09/2006
Reviewer: Nicole
This book was a great read and has a great story line. The best thing about this book is that it sets good moral standards for young girls. The author isn't afraid to share her faith with the young girls who will be reading the book which I believe is very refreshing to see in our "politically correct" world.

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  Can't wait for the next book , 07/15/2006
Reviewer: Louise
Great Book. The author brings in so many aspects of life that children and adults go through. Dealing with a parent and a child in recovery and a handicap child. A Book you can read and learn how God can intervene in a children's life, dealing with all these situations. Also is informative about Hippotherapy and will help families who can benefit for it. I like how the author is not afraid to put a religious connotations in the book. God Bless her for her beliefs and willingness to share that with our youth. I like what Nicole wrote also in her review.

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  Refreshing read!! , 07/20/2006
Reviewer: A Mom
Great story content that leaves the reader eager for the next installment.

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  Refreshing , 07/24/2006
Reviewer: A man from the California Desert
As a boy, I read may feel good books based on sports stories. Now, a 66 year old man, I found the same enjoyment of those days in reading "The Offering". I'm sure the youth of our day would find this book to be as inspiring as I did.

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  loved the wholesomeness and honesty , 07/31/2006
Reviewer: linda
Loved reading how Jessie thought through her decisions with prayer. What a role model for children to see Jessie's undying love for her family and especially her brother. I learned so much about hippotherapy that I'm going to look into it too. Great book for young girls.

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  A touching Story , 08/04/2006
Reviewer: Phyllis Phaneuf
A touching story with a facsinating ending.

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  great story line , 08/04/2006
Reviewer: Aubrey
Loved the story line. Great book for our young kids to read. The everyday lessons of life. Friendship and honesty. How pray is important. Can't wait for the book, "The Journal"

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  so thought out , 10/07/2006
Reviewer: Lavern
It was so thought out and rally warm easy to read. I enjoyed it so much. So Cheryl get on your high horse and keep on writing. I liked it especially because you brought God into the picture. Lavern

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