Miguel the Shepherd Boy Author:Edith Witmer Some big changes come into eight-year-old Miguel's life--changes that confuse him and that he cannot understand. Why, when his drunken father decides to change his ways and Miguel no longer needs to be afraid of him, should his best friend tell him that he can no longer be his friend? — Why, when the long-hoped-for day arrives that he can go to ... more »school, should the neighbors not speak to him but whisper about him as he passes?
Then suddenly a great sorrow comes to Miguel's family, and with it other things that make him afraid and bewilder him.
But all of Miguel's life is not sad. New friends and new ways bring new experiences and many joys. Birthdays bring surprises and market days a special happiness. Then there is Canala, just one of Miguel's special pets, and there is the special gift that he receives--that disappears.
Then comes the earthquake and ... But this is telling you enough. You will want to read this very interesting book for yourself and see how God works everything out to make Miguel a very happy boy.
This story portrays the Christian life lived out in another culture; it shows that people everywhere who love and live for the Lord, no matter what their skin color and nationality, are all a part of the family of God.« less