Dernier Publishing is an award-winning company with a growing number of authors and successful titles. We produce excellent, relevant stories for kids/teens/YAs, written from a Christian worldview.
Our founder, Janet Wilson, says, “I was brought up on the south coast of England, where I read voraciously, dreamed incessantly, and made up stories in my head while sewing patchwork. I discovered the love of God at the age of thirteen, after being introduced to church by a friend, and found a new story to share.
Books had a huge impact on my life, which is why I set up Dernier Publishing – to inspire a whole new generation of young people.”
At Dernier we believe all children should have access to fun Christian books, so they can find out a bit about what it means to be a Christian, and make up their own minds about what they read.
That’s our aim!
We’ve had some amazing feedback on our stories – here are three quick quotes: (You can read more here):
“I would happily read this book over and over again!” – Caitlin
“Another brilliant adventure! I really liked the new characters and stories. It taught me that when I’m feeling down, God is trying to show me how to think about and help others, which will make me feel better again.” – Matthew
“This is the best book I’ve ever read!” – Emily
Children – such a precious gift from God! I (Janet) love to watch my grandsons climb trees, dig for worms, pretend to be dinosaurs, stare with fascination at a horse skull in the museum, dabble a stick in the river, dig in the sand at the beach and collect “treasures” in the woods – a stick, a fir cone, an interesting stone.
Sadly, not all children in our beautiful world are able to enjoy their childhood.
Some are desperate for food, shelter and clean water. Some need medical attention, and/or have no access to education. Some are victims of tragic natural disasters. Some are victims of cruelty. Some become perpetrators of violence and hatred. I don’t need to spell it out. You know.
But all children should have the right to hear the good news of Jesus, whether they are privileged, desperate, or somewhere in between.
The good news is, the kingdom of God is growing; unseen but a mighty army, all over the world, of all ages and from every tribe, nation, kingdom and people. Jesus is building his church! Christians are a family of believers, with the responsiblity of sharing the good news about Jesus wherever we go.
Did you know that 75% of Christians made the decision to follow Jesus in their youth? You may already have heard that figure, and you may be part of it – I was! I was invited to go to church when I was 13, and have never looked back.
Dernier books are all fun stories, but every one is more than a good read; each holds a message in the story. Deepest Darkness is about a girl who finds freedom from her fears, while on holiday in Canada. I Want to Be an Airline Pilot is about a boy from a child-led family who discovers through a series of adventures that he has a father in heaven who cares for him. The Beech Bank Girls series of stories look at issues girls face from a Christian perspective . . . and lots more!
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.” Giving a child a Christian book is like taking a child to Jesus.
Imagine a world where every child had the opportunity to hear the good news that Jesus loves them!
One day we will have to give an account of everything we have done. It’s time to act.
Here’s what you can do to make sure the children on your heart don’t miss out:
- Buy a book today for a child on your heart.
- Keep in touch. Sign up for news and offers.
- Pray for the child who will receive your book.
Sowing seeds can be risky and not all the seeds we sow will grow up to bear fruit… so we need to sow as many as we can!
Don’t leave it to someone else. Don’t walk by on the other side. No one else might come.