Please share with the parents and grandparents in your ministry – Quite a few years ago I wrote a series of books for children about Bible people. I was motivated to do so because when you see books about Bible people, they are usually about just a few Bible people and there are so many more people in the Bible with fantastic accounts of how they were able to know and walk with God. I enjoyed writing the Bible stories, but am not an artist, so I thought maybe it would be fun to write a series of books with an “illustrate my own” “twist” – the children – and/or families – could illustrate their own books!
I didn’t really do anything with the books – other than print and use them in my Sunday school class, so when I recently thought about the series, I decided to go ahead and release them on Amazon. Each Bible story introduces a real Bible hero who was a real person – just like us. There will also be ideas for ways families might put into practice some of the lessons they learn, but there are no illustrations in these books – the readers are able to become their own illustrators! They are a fun idea for families to do something new together as they work on the illustrations on a rainy day, in the evening, or perhaps this winter when it is cold outside.
Over the next couple days I will be sharing the books with you – choose the ones you think will be the most interesting – you will enjoy illustrating books with Bible people you know and those you do not know. As the children you love read, or have read to them, these true stories, they will get to know these Bible people more – and most importantly, will learn how they are also able to know and walk with God!