Good morning and welcome to this little bit of Dernier news, with a prayer request, an inspiring (sobering) quote and an idea!
First, the prayer request. As some of you know, we are working on a couple of stories for younger children (6-8-ish). I had lots of offers to review Nobody’s Dog – I must have sent the manuscript to upwards of 30 people – I lost count in the end! Thank you if this includes you!
In this book Luke learns about trust and prayer as a stray dog learns to trust him.
Please pray many children will be touched as they read it on their own or with their parents. Please also pray that we will get lots of reviews (they really do help people choose), that production will go smoothly, and that in the future the story will be well used and loved and touch many young hearts all over the world.
Thank you for your prayers. Without prayer we wouldn’t exist!
On to the promised quote, which made me want to jump up and shout YES! when I read it in a facebook group I belong to:
“No other medium can witness so daringly, abide so persistently, or influence so irresistibly as the printed page. It can be obtained and studied secretly, get undivided attention in quiet hours, leap language and cultural barriers that hamper personal contact, go where the human missionary cannot, and it lives after the spoken word is lost.” – Samuel Zwemer
So true, every bit as much for children as adults! How many of us have pored over ‘printed pages’ which have touched our hearts and changed our lives?
If you need a book for a thirsty young soul, how about Living in Hope, set in Rwanda? One young reader said, “Everybody should read this book.” It holds words of life, and can be read over and over again. Or have a browse for, either in your local Christian bookshop, here on our website 🙂 or buy the kindle version or the audiobook.
An idea: With the above quote in mind, if your church runs children’s groups, uniformed organisations, Easter clubs, or supports a local school, would you consider giving books away? You can give a message once, or your children could take the message home with them. The ‘printed page’ could then witness daringly, influence irresistibly, be studied secretly, get undivided attention in quiet hours, leap language and cultural barriers and live after the spoken word is lost.
Contact me for quantity discounts and to help you choose the right book/s for you – we’d love to help. Cost: worth every penny.
Right, better dash – lots to do!
Have a lovely week,
P.S. Don’t forget to check out Living in Hope.