I have recently been reading the book of Proverbs, and have once again been struck by the enormous power of words, to heal or hurt; to raise up or to crush. It reminds me once again, how vital Christian books are, with their words of life, when so much around us in life hurts and crushes.
In days gone by, Sunday School book prizes were enjoyed and treasured. I have a friend, Helen, who loved her Sunday School books so much, she kept them all! When her daughter was struggling with a particular issue, she lent her one of her books and it changed her life.
Children will soon be coming back to our churches. How about welcoming them back with an exciting Christian book they can take home? Perhaps it will change the course of their lives…or even their children’s lives? I know there’s a cost involved, but what’s the cost of not doing it?
Excellent, relevant, fun Christian books feed the hungry. Our young people are desperately seeking peace, purpose, meaning and truth… all of which are found only in Jesus.
The stories we resonate with most, are the stories we can imagine ourselves in.
That’s why excellent, relevant Christian books for young people are so vital.
Video of Year 0033
We now have a video ‘trailer’ for Year 0033! Do come over to our Facebook page and share it with your friends. Our young people are loving this book. Skye sent us a review. She said, “Year 0033 is a pleasantly refreshing tale of a Christian woman in a dystopian future, struggling to deal with her past failures and present challenges. I found its particular charm to be how honestly and unashamedly focused on Jesus the characters are, whilst still maintaining a broken human nature, which sets it apart from usual fiction. It was easy to share the fears and excitement of Chella, the protagonist, as I embarked on the adventure with her, and learnt more about the curious, foreboding future world Evans has invented. Yet while being drawn into the story, I could draw encouragement from the bravery and faith of Chella and her friends. There are sweet scenes between the characters, scary moments of uncertainty, and a lot of reflection and growth on Chella’s part. Another highlight was the series of twists throughout the book, keeping me on edge just as the characters themselves felt in their often precarious situations- it meant I finished the book quite quickly, and (without giving any spoilers!) I would definitely recommend reading until the end!”
Notice that Skye said she was drawn into the story, she loved how focused on Jesus the characters were, and she could draw encouragement from the bravery and faith of Chella and her friends.
The book is just £8.99, but the value is inestimable.
You can buy the book from any store, including Christian Bookshops, which will be opening next week! (Do support them if you can – it’s been a tough year for shops.) You can also buy the book from here.
Nobody’s Dog Will Soon Have a Friend!
Nobody’s Dog will soon have a friend! Meet Oliver, who has a secret… but you’ll have to wait to find out what it is. 🙂
More info as we progress with the book! Once again, it’s by the wonderfully talented Eleanor Watkins, and illustrated by Josh Williams. (Psst – Eleanor is planning more animal stories – do you have a particular pet you’d like her to write about? If you do, please let us know!
And that’s it for this month. Please continue to pray for us, as we pray for you, and all those who are reading the books you have bought for them. We absolutely love serving you in this way! If there’s anything further we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you, now and always,
P.S. Here’s the link to buy Year 0033 from our website.