In an effort to support parents in instilling charm, wisdom, positive self-esteem, and healthy relationships in little girls, Stephanie Garrett has written A Girl’s Guide to Wisdom and Virtue. In today’s society, little girls are faced with challenges to compromise the principles and morals they are taught at home and church. It is easy to conform to a modern world that doesn’t always agree with biblical views. This book encourages girls to learn and maintain virtuous lifestyles as they approach teen and young adulthood.
Our generation is bedeviled with moral bankruptcy that is nearly bringing mankind to a fast, catastrophic end. The family unit is the most affected, where its seeds are devastated by the social turbulence of the day. To some have been given the eyes of the eagle and the wisdom of the tortoise to build a strong defense around their seeds. Justina U. Anumbor issues warnings of these evil manifestations, through tales and folklores of old, cutting across the tradition of the people to catch the young generation of our time and teaching them to eschew evil.
In THE AFRICAN GIRL, Justina U. Anumbor tells the story of a young girl whose parents were separated at an early age: How she was raised by her father and the painful experience of poverty. The tales by moonlight that she listened to served as strong weapons that wielded, channeled, and launched her into success. She had to fulfill the tradition of circumcision as a requirement for marriage. Once married, she went through personal conflicts as to the essence of marriage.
THE AFRICAN GIRL inspires the youth to overcome challenges that would otherwise have impeded their destinies. What Justina, is saying here is that there is no problem facing man under the sun that has no solution, if that individual is willing to succeed.
You have been personally invited to come and see what true love is all about and join Caleb and Gracie, two delightful angels of love, on a colorful journey through a step-by-step, in-depth look at 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 in Love is Not Selfish.
Death and dying are scary concepts, especially for children and their families who try to explain what seems unexplainable. And yet, everybody does it. Creamy Goes to Heaven can help children and families cope with sadness and grief and accept death as a natural part of life.
Jody Harbough, LPC, hospice counselor: “For anyone struggling with the death of a loved one or facing serious illness … this is a book worth exploring. Simply an ‘Incredible Journey’ of friendship, love, loss and hope …”
Joceylyn Turney, age ten: “This book is about it being sad when someone you love dies. But you can be happy when you remember all the good times you had with them. I know if they are a believer they will be in heaven with God, and you can still love them and they can still love you.”
Look for more from the RedshoesDeb Series coming out in 2013 and 2014 The Life and Times of Sheila the Cow Dog I’m Not a Beatle, I’m a Horse Maggie Mae’s Hare-Brained Day Maggie Bit Off More than She Could Chew Holly, The Bossy Aussie Magpie Meets the Pheasant Holly the Hugger Abby the Foster Dog
God’s nature never ceases to amaze! While touring Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home in Indiana, I took a photograph of sunflowers. When the photograph was developed, its negative showed one flower with a smiley face. I was inspired to write the poem “Divine Reflections.” The poem is condensed and illustrated for children to enjoy. I hope parents will interact with their children as they read the book together, explaining the illustrations and discovering the analogy of being a reflection and having a divine purpose in life. A smile lights up the world. I have watched as senior adults look at a smiling child with expressions of delight on their faces. There is beauty in nature and beauty in children, who are all special creations of God.
In the process of illustrating this book, I included my children and myself as a means of having something to pass on to future generations. It was a “God thing” on my tenth illustration when paint thinner was purposefully splashed on the canvas to make a different background effect; the splashes look like little sunflowers and an image of Jesus’ face appears below the wilting sunflower! See if you can find him!
Thanks to Bishop Lindsey Davis of the Kentucky United Methodist Conference for including my book on his list of the Top Five Recommended Books for the annual conference.
This book explores the shame and embarrassment a child may experience when he wets the bed. The boy is comforted to know that he has a friend, Jesus, who was always with him and that this issue of bedwetting won't last forever.
Can you imagine what it is like for a young child to experience grief? This book will bring out the reality that heaven is a place of peace and happiness. Grief, heaven, and the young child are all mentioned in the Bible. Few people know that animals are mentioned in there too. It says that they will live in peace together. That they will not hurt or destroy each other. Elephants are not mentioned in Isaiah 11, but if there are animals, then there must be elephants too! As you read the book, try to spot our shy little friend hiding on each page.
My Brother’s Heart is a lighthearted true story based on a big sister’s perspective about her little brother’s special heart. Connor was born with an undiagnosed heart defect, hypoplastic right heart syndrome, transposition of great arteries, and a double inlet left ventricle. After more than four weeks at home with his family and loving sister, Madison, she couldn’t understand why he had to leave to have life-saving open-heart surgery. My Brother’s Heart is the story of Madison’s experience while her baby brother, Connor, was in the hospital recovering. This triumphant and heartfelt story plays out with a miraculous ending and an unbreakable bond built by love and faith.
When we are simply being who we were created to be in Christ and doing what we were created to do in Him, we are sure to face opposition at some point. Not everyone is happy when we choose to live the life we were meant to live and do what is right. When Butterflies Fly was written to explain the importance of being made whole and how to be understanding in dealing with others who might not be. This book teaches young “butterflies” how to respond to others in a godly way, when it comes to dealing with opposition in the forms of critical attitudes, pride, selfishness, jealousy, and disrespect from others, while illustrating how discernment works and how to avoid the “traps” of unhealthy, codependent relationships by being whole themselves. When Butterflies Fly is a story that combines the contrasting differences between being whole versus not being whole, with a message of hope, forgiveness, healing, and love.