Most of us are familiar with the Biblical story of Sarah. She and Abraham were married but unable to conceive. God made a big promise to Abraham—that he would have a son and heir. That promise was Sarah getting pregnant at a very old age and giving birth to Issac. But do you know the story of Hagar? Hagar was Sarah’s Egyptian slave girl and ultimately the innocent victim of Sarah’s desperation to see God’s promise fulfilled. Read More
I never imagined I would have a daughter. I love having boys and figured God tailor made me for that role—filling their days with stories of Gideon, Samson, David, Daniel, Jesus, Apostle Paul—to name a few heroic men of the Bible.
Now, I am a mother longing to impart the knowledge and strength of biblical women to my daughter. Women of the Bible faced overwhelming odds, found strength, faith, and courage to join God’s story. Read More
I cannot even begin to describe how magnificent and heavenly Matthew Paul’s Turner new book truly is. My children and I love all of his books and read them daily, but this one—oh, my heart! I was in tears as I read it to my boys and Abby (currently in my womb).
The text is a profound prayer that rhymes. It carries words that hug not only the heart of a child, but the hearts of parents. I tend to look for children’s books based on a dual metaphor—stories young children can easily connect to and a more profound one parents can interpret.
The illustrations by Kimberley Barnes convey a message of compassion, tolerance, empathy, and social awareness—all are key in order to enrich our children’s lives and add to the value of humanity through what God’s word teaches.