The need for excellent books for young people written from a Christian worldview is great. There are some brilliantly written books about, but how many of them include stories where the Lord is God, where faith in the Lord Jesus Christ matters, where people pray and read the Bible?
What we fill our minds with is important. (What are the children you care about filling their minds with?) Faith is personal- our books don’t try to convert young people, but to share something of the good news with them. Then it’s between them and God!
Every now and then we hear more depressing statistics about young people leaving the church, but it’s a fact that most people come to know the Lord when they are young.
We have heard about young people becoming Christians after reading our novels, and had reviews saying, “This is the best book I’ve ever read.” And who knows how many seeds have been sown, all over the world? At the end of the day, we can only do our bit. But we must do our bit!
Reading Christian books with your children and teens gives you an opportunity to discuss issues raised in the stories, such as prayer, forgiveness, bullying, teenage pregnancy, body image, illness and freedom of choice. Words are powerful, but you only have a small window of opportunity before your children grow up. The Bible urges us to share our faith with our children; stories give an opportunity to chat things through – don’t put it off.
One day ‘the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord.’
We so want our kids to be there.
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May the Lord bless you, and the children on your heart,
Founder of Dernier Publishing