In Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember by Barbara Rainey, you’ll find no political correctness, just the simple story of a journey of faith. “I was determined that my children would hear the stories of the courageous men, women, and children who lived honorably and, through faith in God, made enormous sacrifices to secure freedom for us all.”
Warmly illustrated with scenes of fall, Thanksgiving tells the tale of the Pilgrims’ journey to a New World, their faith through difficulties, sickness and famine, their relationship with the Indians and their thankfulness for God’s provision. Sidebars throughout the book cover topics such as the Plimoth children, Massasoit, the Biblical origins of feasting, cultivating a thankful attitude, and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation. Finally, the author encourages us to keep Thanksgiving traditions in our family, to count our blessings and cultivate a spirit of thankfulness that carries us through the entire year.
An accompanying CD includes Thanksgiving songs and Hymns such as “For the Beauty of the Earth,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “Come Ye Thankful People, Come” and the Doxology.
As Barbara Rainey states, Thanksgiving “is both distinctly Christian and exclusively American, a holiday for celebrating faith, family, and freedom.”