This book is for anyone who has ever thought that God is too busy to concern Himself with the smallest matters in our lives. Follow a bus driver’s journey of being reminded about the power of prayer, the importance of faith, and the great love of God
“Based on a true-story this enchanting tale, accompanied by whimsical illustrations, serves as a wonderful reminder that God cares about even our smallest concerns. Author, Lisa E. Williams, has done a fabulous job on this children’s book. It’s sure to become one of your child’s favorites!”--Michelle Medlock Adams, author of more than 50 books, including her award-winning children’s title “My Big Book of Prayers” (Ideals Children’s Books)
Halloween has been referred to as the Devil’s holiday, but all 365 1/4 days were created by and belong to Jesus. If Satan usurps even one day it is our Christian duty and responsibility to reclaim and redeem it in the name of our Lord. Are the imaginary ghouls and goblins of Halloween any more wicked than the jolly elf called Santa Claus, or the Easter bunny? Should the Church stop celebrating these holy days, the bookends of our faith, as well?
Instead of battling the spiritual enemy on Halloween, the Church is guilty of crossing swords with one another. We fight among ourselves, not about “how” to celebrate Halloween, but whether it should even be observed. Jesus is more the “reason for the season” on Halloween than He is at Christmas. The Church must realize it is forfeiting Halloween as an opportunity to glorify the Prince of Peace, the One who has given us the victory over the “prince of darkness” and his evil minions. The Way, the Truth and the Life has conquered Death and the grave.
By dressing up in costumes and portraying frightening creatures who at one time caused us to fear and tremble, we are not glorifying Satan. Rather, we are poking fun at the Serpent whose kingdom has been plundered by our Savior, and whose head has been crushed! Should we celebrate Halloween? The question is, “How can we not?” Halloween, Hallowed is Thy Name offers a believer confidence and joy in expressing the greeting “Happy Halloween.”
‘Twas the Night Before Jesus was Born is a story of the birth of Christ inspired by the timeless classic, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Moore). Much like today, during the time of Jesus’s birth, the world was in chaos. People were immoral and doing their own thing, but God’s children prayed and anxiously awaited the birth of their promised King. Year after year, believers waited in anticipation for the miracle birth but so did the evil King Herod.Although the evil King Herod plotted to kill all newborn males in hopes of killing the promised king, his efforts were futile. God, in his infinite wisdom, had already plotted an escape route for Joseph, Mary, and the baby. Jesus miraculously survived the killing field of King Herod, and he grew from a child to a man. He transformed the lives of ordinary people and made them do extraordinary things. Many recognized him as being the Son of God by the signs, wonders, and miracles he performed and they followed him. He gave sight to those who were blind, baptized those who believed in him, healed those who were sick, preached to those who needed to hear the truth, forgave those who needed to be forgiven, and delivered those who were bound by the chains of sin. Before Jesus was taken up into heaven, he gave all of those who followed him the power to transform lives, heal the sick, preach the truth and free those who are bound by sin. He told them they would do greater works than he did—if only they would be willing to work.
Meet Gil, the donkey whose name, in Hebrew, means "Joy" and her foal named Elpis (pronounced el-peese’), which means "Hope", in Greek.
Joy Comes to Bethlehem takes the reader along on the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem with Joseph, Mary and Gil. (Haven’t you sometimes wondered what that trip might have been like?) Experience the sad goodbye of Gil & Elpis as well as the danger and the drama along the way. See the faithfulness of God and the amazing birth of His Son, Jesus.
Again read the wonderful story of the birth of The Savoir. Enjoy the setting and the perspective of these adorable and faithful beasts of burden. Join with these characters in the joy and hope that is found in God the Father and Jesus the Son. Though this is a children's book, the story and the extraordinary art will be enjoyed by young and old alike.
'Twas’ The Night Before Christmas is the one book that will last a lifetime in the hearts and minds of your children and grandchildren. Although the title would indicate a Christmas story, your child will not only enjoy reading about the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, but will follow His life through teaching in the temple, inspiring the gospels, feeding the five thousand, healing the sick, raising the dead and sharing His love. All through His life, your child will see the wonderful illustrations depicting these glorious times including the resurrection. This surely is a gift that keeps on giving not only at Christmas, but everytime the story is read. We are all disciples, and there is no better way to spread His word than through His story. You can testify for Him today by sharing His book with as many children, grandchildren and friends as you feel led. May our Lord Bless your ministry!
This is the story of two young angels who enjoy watching the Heavenly Father’s world of mankind through a heavenly porthole. Then an opportunity makes it possible for them to enter that world below. And they become part of the angelic visitation at the manger of the Christ Child.
Mary Theresa’s Secret World is the first book published by author Alta Wolf. She began the book in 1975 and shared it with friends. It was put away, but it was not forgotten. In November of 2011 Alta was rearranging her office and came across the manuscript. She was impressed to type it into her computer and finally share it with those who love the ancient Christmas story.
Mary and Michael came to life for Alta when she was writing the story and they continue to be part of her family’s Christmas story.
This book along with its companion book, “The Easter Sparrows” are a good holiday read for children. But more importantly they provide parents and grand- parents ‘teachable moments’ to remind their families about the importance of having a relationship with Jesus Christ.
As a child, one of the things that excited author Merry Celeste Murray most about Christmas was the traditional reading of the Christmas poem that told of Santa Claus coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve night with lots of toys while children slept in their beds. That poem so filled her imagination that she was convinced beyond a doubt that every word was true.
But as an adult, Christian parent, she prayed that God would help someone create a poem about Christmas that would excite children even more as they envisioned the true story, from the Bible, of what really happened that very first Christmas.
Years later, as Christmastime drew near, she sat down at her computer and began typing: “Twas the night before Christmas …” But instead of continuing the traditional poem, she found herself typing, “when up in God’s heaven …” With that beginning, the Lord gave her the words to the different poem she had prayed someone else would write.
That Christmas Eve, with her children and grandchildren gathered at her house, she surprised them with her own dramatic reading of the poem the Lord had given her. She watched her grandchildren’s faces light up with excitement and belief as the true story of Christmas unfolded to them.
It is with great joy that she now shares this Christmas poem with you. We must tell our children the true story of Christmas—of how God gave to us the greatest gift of all, the miraculous birth of His Son, Jesus Christ, who came down from heaven to save us from our sins.
A shepherd boy is visited by angels and decides to go meet Jesus and give Him a gift. He wonders what he can give Him. He learns that his gift is the best gift of all.