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Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

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Riley Mae is off and running---this time to Kenya, Africa---in the third book in the Faithgirlz! Good News Shoes series. Adjusting to a new culture and training for the Sole Fire campaign brings challenges, growth and eventually joy as Riley begins to understand that God has a plan to use her.

Train your feet: Ignite your soul.

Pre-teen shoe model Riley Mae laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaign in the third book of the Faithgirlz! Good News Shoes series.Kenya,Africais the perfect place for runners to train, with its high elevation and encouragement from members of the famous Kalenjin tribe. It’s also a great hiding place for Riley and her Swiftriver friends from enemies back in theUnited States, but for how long?  Adjusting to African culture is difficult, but by doing work she’s not accustomed to and by spending time with the kids and the Christian women in the village, Riley finds herself growing stronger physically, and praying expectantly for ways that God can use her to spread the Good News. Her prayers are answered in exciting and startling ways when Riley meets an orphaned girl seeking answers at a children’s home inNairobi, but also when an error in judgment causes her to stumble into a surprise meeting with the enemy.

Contributor Jill Osborne
Short Bio Jill Osborne

Jill Osborne works in children’s ministry and has a passion for telling great stories. She has written plays, skits for youth groups and Sunday morning drama teams, curriculum for children’s ministry, countless articles for her church newsletter, and a blog about taking a sabbatical in a motor home. Good News Shoes is her first series for kids, and she plans to run with it!  

UPC 025986742836
ISBN-10 0310742838
ISBN-13 9780310742838
Publish Date Aug 26, 2014
Weight (lbs) 0.4800
Height 8.38
Width 5.50
Length 256
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $7.99
Series Faithgirlz / The Good News Shoes
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Sally
Overall Rating
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.

My granddaughter could hardly wait for me to review this book so she can now read it.

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.
(Posted on 9/11/14)

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