This collection of 9 short stories introduces the Bible’s life-lessons to both children and adults. I have brought each child to life through research and imagination. I gave them a name, a personality, a family. With that foundation, I considered how the experience would affect their lives.
In “A Boy and His Lunch”, you learn why the little boy offered his lunch to Jesus.
In “Given Away”, you learn what it might have been like to be baby Moses’ sister.
When told as monologues, the stories in A Child Speaks are also a valuable resource for group programs, intergenerational worship, Vacation Bible School, and Sunday School. Their unique perspective will foster lively discussion at Bible study.
Eleven engaging stories to deepen your family’s Christmas celebrations.
As we prepare for Christmas it’s easy to get so caught up in buying gifts and planning the family gathering, that we lose track of the origin and meaning of Christmas. Can I Hold Him? can help you discover anew the relevance our traditional Christmas story has for our lives today.
What would it have been like to be pregnant, unmarried and sixteen 2000 years ago? Is it any different today? There was no room in the inn for Mary and Joseph. Do we have room in our hearts today for the lost, lonely, stranger or family member. These stories fill in the gaps in the Biblical story. Also included in the book are four present day stories. There is even one about Santa Claus.
Even if you aren’t religious, but wish to tap into the spiritual side of Christmas, these stories will have relevance for your life. Read them as you prepare for Christmas.
A Place Called Home is a “good news” story written to introduce the reader to the concept of families who are homeless.
Allyson’s dad lost his job when the company moved its factory to Mexico. Mom works for minimum wage at a coffee shop. There was no longer enough money to pay rent, electricity and food bills. Allyson and her family were forced to move. Now they’re in town at the local homeless shelter named A Place Called Home. The move meant that Allyson and her little brother had to change schools.
The story follows only a few days in Allyson’s life, yet it covers many of the problems faced by families who are homeless. This lovely story will touch your heart.
Jill Quinn Babcock’s beautiful illustrations present Allyson as a real life child who could be sitting next to you at school.
Fireweed is an intriguing mystery, guaranteed to keep you turning the pages.
At first Renée is frustrated by an unidentified voice on the phone. She thinks she knows who it is. When the harassment continues, fear creeps in. Will Steve and Renée recognize and receive the help that God offers them?
Fireweed weaves the intrigue of mystery with the search for hope to create a story of compassion and light, tears and laughter. Whether you’re wanting to escape for rest and reflection, or searching for help with grief, Fireweed is a great place to start.
Offering fourteen strategies for dealing with grief, Fireweed has been recommended by grief counsellors, funeral directors and clergy. Adults and teens who don’t wish to read a clinical book on grief will find in Fireweed lessons they need for new life.
Spectacular Stella is a star who gets lost, even before she knows who she is. The wind leads Stella astray and then drops her, as if she doesn’t matter at all. Stella feels abandoned, alone. As you read Stella’s story, you and your child will delight in the interaction between Stella and her new friend Angelo. Together Stella and Angelo discover that being who you are is just. right. Angelo leads Stella to her home in the night sky. Stella learns that she is not only a beautiful star but she has special purpose in life.
Forty-four devotional worship services with reflections, hymns, prayers, discussion question and more plus tips for effective worship leadership and workbook for learning to build your own services.
To help your group focus I have also included tweets and downloadable pictures for you to use during the service, in your newsletter and on posters. Everything you need all gathered together in one book.
Dipping Your Toes is also helpful for creating nursing home services, Sunday morning worship, Bible Study and your personal devotions.