Hello and welcome to the last Dernier Publishing newsletter of 2019!
This is such a busy time of year, so I will be try to be brief, and will concentrate on the two things we really want – 1. to get our Christmas presents done, and 2. to remember what Christmas is really all about. 🙂
Holding on to Jesus
In this crazy season, we are all rushed, but why not take the time this advent to give a book to read or to read a story, with the children on your heart, and discuss the issues of faith that come up? Most of our books have discussion questions online that you can print off. You know what: there will never be a better time than now. The only right time is now. Don’t put it off. Every day matters.
You may have to be inventive. You could read a book via Skype if you can’t be present in person. Or send the audiobook and listen to the same chapter so you can discuss it after.
With the proliferation of Christmas Eve boxes, how about including a Christian book, if reading a story through advent isn’t possible? The Birthday Shoes or Living in Hope would be brilliant choices, or Beech Bank Girls, Christmas is Coming.
We need to bring Christ into Christmas ourselves! Where there’s a will there’s a way. If you would like to give books to children who attend a church group you run, and finance is an issue, let me know and I’ll do my best to help.
All our stories are available as paperbacks (from any bookstore), kindle books (instantly downloadable from Amazon to read on any digital device) and audiobooks (various, including Audible, iTunes and Google Play).
Here are the links to some of our paperback books on our website (feel free to check them out here then buy from your Christian bookshop):
All these books are fun, inspirational reads for 10-14-year-old girls.
Deepest Darkness. Gripping story full of adventure. Perfect for children who get anxious.
Exciting stories set in Rwanda – great for family reading, and a wonderful reminder that material possessions aren’t the most important things in life!
The Birthday Shoes. Fun adventure story for 7-10s who might be wondering what a Christian really is.
Revenge of the Flying Carpet. A good choice for 10-14s who care about justice.
Rebecca and Jade: Choices. For teenage girls. Relationships are important to us all, and the choices we make affect our lives…
The Only Way. Gripping, brilliantly written story. Perfect choice for boys and girls with little or no church background, or who are finding church boring. For 10-14s-ish.
A New Me. Engaging story for 10-13s. With no church background, Jess finds new life in a new place.
All our books are equally suitable for church or non-church children. Any other questions, or if you’d like quantity discounts, please don’t hesitate to contact me – I always love to hear from you. 🙂
I probably won’t be in touch again until the new year (gulp!), so let me take this opportunity to thank you for your support for Dernier over this last year. Your prayers and support have made an eternal difference to children all over the world, as they find Christ and are strengthened in their faith.
May the joy of our precious Saviour, our ever-present Emmanuel, fill your hearts this Christmas!
Love to you all in Christ,
P.S. I’ll bring you all the plans we have for next year in our next newsletter, when we’re all a bit less busy. 🙂
P.P.S. Please share with anyone you know who might be interested – the more children we can reach with the good news through story, the better. Thank you!