Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankful Reads: Squanto & The Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas

This is the life story of Squanto an Indian involved in what is known as the first Thanksgiving. We all know the story of how the Pilgrims and the Indians came together long ago, but this story is about Squanto's life up until that fateful day.

In 1608 Squanto was captured by English traders and sold into slavery. Squanto was fortunate to come into the world of Christian missionaries who educated him and were the key to him finally returning home over 10 years later. 

Squanto was devastated to find his village deserted but he stayed home. When word came to him that settlers were living in the former village he went to help them and created a lasting bond with them.

A miraculous story showcasing Squanto's journey to forgiveness towards those who captured him, to his choice to be of service to the settlers.

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