Thursday, September 11, 2014

Book Review-Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari by Jill Osborne

FaithGirlz-The Good News Shoes Series for Tween Girls

Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari
By:  Jill Osborne
Publisher:  ZonderKidz

Third in the  Faithgirlz! Good News Shoes series, Riley Mae is off and running again for a new adventure.  This time she will end up in Kenya, Africa.  She and her mother are hiding out from enemies they left behind while on a shoot in Northwest Montana.  Africa is not the place Riley Mae wants to be…she’d rather be at home in California or on vacation in Hawaii, but it seems God has plans for her in Africa!  While in Africa she comes face to face with a wild rhinoceros, adjusting to a new culture, learning food is not the greatest but you have to eat it anyway.  Nothing is easy in Africa, not even going to school as it is several miles away and you have to run to get there on time, all the while keeping a lookout for a lurking lion.  She did find that Africa was the best place to learn how to train to run due to the high elevation.

Although you do not need to read the first two books in this series I would highly recommend them.  It is amazing to see how much Riley has grown in her faith and the ability to share the Good News about God from the first book to this one.  While in Africa she visits friend, Sunday’s village and visits with orphaned children.  While there she leads her friend Fawn and newly orphaned Hannah to the Lord.  At that time she feels her calling, when she grows up is to be a Missionary, but little does she realize she has already begun her mission work. 

These books are truly inspirational.  They are a wonderful series for any Tween age girl who is struggling with her faith, girlfriends or even self-image.  They are a great way to inspire them to not be afraid to share their faith.   I thinks these books should be required reading. 

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, for an honest review.   I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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