Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving

Chuck Colson, writing a couple of years ago:
Most of us know the story of the first Thanksgiving—at least, we know the Pilgrim version. But how many of us know the Indian viewpoint?

No, I’m not talking about some revisionist, politically correct version of history. I’m talking about the amazing story of the way God used an Indian named Squanto as a special instrument of His providence.

Read the whole thing.

Here's the conclusion:
Squanto’s life story is remarkable, and we ought to make sure our children and grandchildren learn about it. Sadly, most books about Squanto omit references to his Christian faith. But I’m delighted to say that Eric Metaxas has written a wonderful children’s book called Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving. I highly recommend it. It will teach your kids about the “special instrument sent of God” who changed the course of American history.
In addition to the book above, you can also get the audio drama, The Legend of Squanto (1 and 1/2 hours), from Focus on the Family's outstanding Radio Theatre.