Inoyo of the Congo Forest

by Grace W. McGavran
$5.99 $4.79
$5.99 $4.79

Wonderful mission story!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 1, 2023

Our family loves stories of mission work and bringing Christianity to various areas of the world! This was an excellent read filled with excitement, perseverance, and the conversion of hearts!


Great examples

Rated 5 out of 5
November 2, 2021

We loved Inoyos selflessness. We enjoyed discovering what challenges they may have faced as Christianity and ideas that challenged there own came to their village. We all (4, 7 and adult) enjoyed this story it’s beautifully told in away that makes you feel like you are in the Congo rainforest with them!

Brooke Layton


Rated 5 out of 5
January 11, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Inoyo. He works through his fears to help those around him and to reach his personal goals. He is a great example of selflessness and hard work. I read this on my own but I am sure my kids will enjoy this as a read aloud.

Mackenzie S

Enjoyed by the whole family

Rated 5 out of 5
June 2, 2020

We read this book as a read-aloud, and it was enjoyed by all. This helped to paint the picture of life in Africa. I love that we can see and learn about different perspectives and cultures from beautiful books like this one. I love the messages of friendship, hard-work, faith, kindness, and determination.

Lezlie-Anne I

A Story Full of Lessons

Rated 5 out of 5
May 18, 2020

Inoyo is a young man that wants to go to school and become a doctor, but the traditions in his tribe of relying on a medicine man stand in the way. As Inoyo and his best friend learn more about modern medicine as well as Christian beliefs, they are met with challenges and with blessings. Inoyo’s sacrifices to help his friend pay off and everyone is blessed by the choices he makes. This book was a great read!

Katie P.
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Level 6

“Inoyo cautiously parted the thick forest growth with his strong, slender hands. His bow was strung across his back.”

Twelve-year-old Inoyo’s story begins in the dense tangle of the Congo rainforest, where he hunts for food as his father taught him. However, Inoyo has ambitions beyond the jungle—a plan to move to the Christian mission and learn medicine. His father, fearful of breaking tradition and of the tribal medicine man’s disapproval, grudgingly gives his permission.

As he works tirelessly to prove his dedication and earn money for his schooling, Inoyo finds himself in a difficult position of choosing to help a friend in need or continuing to pursue his education.

Equipped with practical medical knowledge from his time at the hospital and a newfound testimony of Jesus Christ, Inoyo helps to free his family and his village from the shackles of fear and superstition.

70 pages

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