Item description for Mesi's Season of Change: A Friendship Story (The Girls 'n Grace Collection) by Pam Davis & Kathy Buchanan...
Overview As the jungle rains diminish, a feud breaks out between Mesis Ashanti tribe and their neighbors, the Kienese. As tensions grow high, Mesi finds a friendship she must keep a secret. But she is faced with the decision as to what cost she's willing to pay in order to keep the secret and her new friend. Will she lose her best friend Kwasi? Anger her family? Or even bring destruction to her entire village? About the Girls n Grace Collection, Similar to the American Girl series model, Girls n Grace follows several characters who are set in modern decades. The unique aspect of this series is not only will girls from other continents be featured but all of the characters in their series of books will come to know fully the grace that only God can provide.
Publishers Description As the jungle rains diminish, a feud breaks out between Mesi?'s Ashanti tribe and their neighbors, the Kienese. As tensions grow high, Mesi finds a friendship she must keep a secret. But she is facedwith the decision as to what cost she?'s willing to pay in order to keep the secret and her new friend. Will she lose her best friend Kwasi? Anger her family? Or even bring destruction to her entire village?About the Girls n Grace CollectionSimilar to the American Girl series model, Girls n Grace follows several characters who are set in modern decades. The unique aspect of this series is not only will girls from other continents be featured but all of the characters in their series of books will come to know fully the grace that only God can provide.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Nov 14, 2008
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Girls In Grace
ISBN 1934068799 ISBN13 9781934068793
Availability 0 units.
More About Pam Davis & Kathy Buchanan
Pam Davis is passionate about the sharing the good news of God's grace in Christ Jesus. As founder and president of Girls 'n Grace and Grace 'n Christ ministries, she is single focused on empowering Christians with God's resource of grace in Christ Jesus. Acts 20:24
Reviews - What do customers think about Mesi's Season of Change: A Friendship Story (The Girls 'n Grace Collection)?
My favourite to date Jul 8, 2009
In Mesi's Season of Change: A Friendship Story, Pam Davis' continues the story she began with Mesi: A Girl `n Grace in Africa. The latest title builds onto the timeline begun in the first installment, though enough background information is woven into the text to make the second a stand-alone title or a place where new readers can jump into the Girls `n Grace series.
After receiving the saving gift of God's grace in the first book in Mesi's story, Mesi finds herself longing for the things of the Lord. She dreams of a church established in her poor village, of a place where she can share God's gift of grace with others - even those who mock her new faith.
When a man of Mesi's tribe, the Ashanti, accuses the neighbouring Kienese of stealing his boat, tensions run high. When Mesi and her best friend Kwasi discover a badly injured Kinese boy named Numu, she must draw upon the lessons of kindness and mercy that are newly learned through her fledgling relationship with God in order to overcome generations of intertribal conflict and prejudice. When Kwasi urges Mesi to turn Numu over to the village leaders, Mesi fears for his life, resists, and dedicates herself to his recovery and survival.
Drawing upon the informal discipleship received from her spiritual mentor Miss Ama, Mesi secretly extends mercy to this `enemy' of her tribe. As her love for others grows, she risks even her own personal safety in her efforts to see Numu reunited with his family. Through Mesi's attempts to deal with mocking family members, unbelieving friends, and looming conflict wherever she turns, her spiritual growth is front and center.
Watching her work through her troubles from the perspective of her new faith, and seeing her Christian character blossom have marked this title as my favourite in the series to date. In addition to being the richest Girls `n Grace story in terms of clear-cut character development, Davis has also spun the most suspenseful tale yet in the series. My six-year-old was on tenterhooks waiting to discover Mesi and Numu's fate.
Engagingly designed, the text is interposed with graphics, colourful design elements and full-page illustrations that appear at the beginning of each short chapter. Written for children ages six and older, it's easy to see how the vibrant appearance and engaging text will encourage young girls to enter into Mesi's world. In addition to the intrinsic, culture-sketching story that provides details of African tribal life, an "In Step With Africa" section at the back of the book adds demographic, geographic, and other information about Africa. A series of devotional questions is also included to help young readers reflect on the story.
The opportunity to walk along side Mesi as she grows in God's grace, and develops a more Christ-like character through the challenging circumstances she's faced with is a valuable one. Young girls being conformed into His likeness will benefit greatly from Mesi's accessible, positive example while thoroughly enjoying themselves in the process.
Girls 'N Grace chapter book a delightful read Apr 16, 2009
Mesi's Season of Change by Pam Davis is another title in the Girls 'N Grace series. Mesi is a young girl of the Ashanti tribe in Africa. Along with her mentor, Miss Ama, Mesi has taken on a quest to build a church for her village, despite the scoffing she faces from relatives and other children. She and her best friend Kwasi find Numu, a young boy from the Kienese tribe the rivals of the Ashanti, who has been wounded and is in need of help. The two girls secret him in a small shed, but Kwasi refuses to help any more because she feels disloyal to her tribe. Mesi wonders if she is endangering her entire village, but feels compelled to offer grace and mercy to Numu as God has given to her. Together the two children bring their tribes together, and Mesi is able to share the story of God's grace with more people than she ever expected. This chapter book is written at a second to third grade level with a mildly challenging vocabulary. At several points in the book are little orange bubbles with ".com" in them; each of these is a teaching point the reader can go online to learn more about. At the end of the book, there is a short educational section talking about animals and geography in Africa. I would highly recommend this book for parents who have daughter who love to read. The book teaches about children living in another country, as well as has a wonderful lesson about God's grace.