By Leigh Oslin
Age Level: Kindergarten through 8th grade
Tales to Be Told – Volume 1 contains three exciting five-part adventures that provide young listeners with practical biblical answers to daily challenges. Stories included in this volume are: The Journey of Johnny Franklin, Katie Cook, the Calamity Kid, and The Courage of Eli McKenzie.
The Journey of Johnny Franklin is a five-part adventure that begins in Ireland in the late 1700s. After being nearly struck by lightning and robbed by highwaymen, Johnny and his family begin a perilous journey to America. Johnny experiences a vicious kidnapping, a violent hurricane, and a vengeful attack by dangerous pirates. He faces each danger with extraordinary courage. After the first episode, the children will be back for more. Travel with Johnny as he witnesses God’s faithful protection and learns the importance of obedience.
Katie Cook, the Calamity Kid is a five-part adventure that follows the exploits of a young Christian girl whose life is plagued with calamity. Set in the farm country of northeast Indiana and the mountains of north Georgia, Katie learns the importance of following God. As Katie grows up, she faces the new challenges and growing responsibilities of her Christian faith.
The Courage of Eli McKenzie is a five-part adventure set in Brooklyn, New York in the late 1800s. After witnessing a daring bank robbery, Eli begins a perilous journey that takes him through fire and flames, rushing floodwaters, and ominous rockslides. Eli faces each danger with extraordinary courage. After the first episode, the children will be back for more. Travel with Eli as he learns the truth of Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
About the Author
Pastor Oz, also known as Leigh Oslin, is a favorite of children (and parents) in churches across America. His ministry is characterized by more than 45 years of faithfulness to God’s calling to teach children and to train children’s workers. Having a passion for outreach and evangelism, Pastor Oz’s ministry has taken him to hundreds of churches across America. He is a master storyteller and the author of many five part continued stories which have been told in churches, camps, and Bible clubs.
Pastor Oz and Pamela were married in 1975, live near Atlanta, have four children and seven grandchildren. Since 2014, they have been missionaries to the children of the world with the Gospel Preacher Association in Lawrenceville, Georgia.