Race For the Record (#29 in Trailblazer Series)
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In Race for the Record, Alastair and his missionary parents in the Philippines are faced with a difficult problem. The Palawano people to whom they are witnessing have no written language and thus no way to receive a copy of the Gospel since it can't be written down. Then Joy Ridderhof, a missionary who makes records of the Gospel message with a portable recording machine and donates records, agrees to come to their town. When problems-including a monsoon and malaria-waylay the recording, can Alastair and his friend Lastani find a way to make the recording before Joy has to leave?
A Trailblazer Book. The Palawano people of the Philippines will have no copy of the Gospel unless Alastair and his friend Lastani can make sure missionary Joy Ridderhof is able to make a record with her portable recording device.
Dave Jackson is coauthor, with his wife, Neta, of the award-winning Trailblazer Books and the Hero Tales series, as well as No Random Act, the story behind the 1999 murder of Coach Ricky Byrdsong. Dave holds a degree in journalism from Judson College and has a prolific writing career, including books on racial reconciliation and ministry to kids in gangs. Dave and Neta are members of Chicago Tabernacle, a multiracial congregation and daughter church of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. They live in Evanston, Illinois.
As a husband/wife writing team, Neta and Dave Jackson are the authors or co-authors of about 100 books. In addition to writing several books about Christian community, the Jacksons have co-authored numerous books with expert resource people on a variety of topics from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs. But over the years the Jacksons have especially enjoyed writing for children and young people. This includes their award-winning Trailblazer series, historical fiction about great Christian heroes and heroines for young people ages 8-12, and the four-volume Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Great Christians Great Christians.- Publisher.