Take a pot of chili with blue-ribbon black beans, stir in 13 Black Bean Bandits, throw in a barrel of laughs and a pint-size yellow-bellied boy, and what you’ve got there, my friend, is a perfect recipe for disaster. In this classic story of right versus wrong, our unlikely hero must overcome his own fear of the bandits and learn the importance of standing up for what’s right, even when it isn’t the popular thing to do.
The first installment in the Heroes of Promise series, The Legend of Gid the Kid and the Black Bean Bandits introduces children to the concept of trusting God, dealing with bullies, and standing up for what’s right even when it isn’t easy or popular.
Based on the biblical story of Gideon in Judges 5-7, Gid the Kid takes kids on an exciting ride with Gid and his posse of a few good men as they face the bandits in a showdown that saves the quirky little town. Keeping a watchful eye over this somewhat-whacky town is the White Rider. Always present but only appearing to those who seek him, the White Rider provides guidance to those wise enough to listed to what he has to say.