Fall 2018 saw the launch of a bunch of great books I have edited and Spring 2019 is looking just as exciting.
One new area I have helped grow for Church Publishing is children’s books. I loved to read as a child which translated into weekly trips to the library with my children and helping to fill my almost 4-year-old granddaughter’s bedroom shelves with picture books that are multi-cultural, funny, environmental, justice-oriented, inclusive, and empowering (especially to girls). So I am always on the lookout for beautiful religious books too. So I am proud of two titles that I hope fill the shelves of church school classrooms, Godly Play rooms, and of course, the homes of children. Anna V. Ostenso Moore’s wonderfully inclusive Today is a Baptism Day is beautifully illustrated by Peter Krueger. And this month is the launch of Candle Walk: A Bedtime Prayer to God by Karin Holsinger Sherman that just appeared on my doorstep. Both are appropriate for children ages 3-10, but I believe parents and teachers will love them also.
I’ve also had a chance to write a few titles over the past several months. Book #4 (Making Time for God in Winter) in the Faithful Celebration series came out in October and #5 (Making Time with Family and Friends) which covers secular summer events will publish in April.(You can read about the series when the first book came out here.) In November, I Serve at God’s Altar, an acolyte training book I did with Roger Speer made its debut. I’d appreciate any reviews for any of my books on Amazon!
Below are the covers of the books I’ve been immersed with these past few months: books for imaginative Bible study with children, youth, or adults (who doesn’t love LEGOs?); spirituality titles on photography and journeying with Jesus – whether it is on the Way of Love or in the Holy Land. Whether your ministry is with older adults, teens, or children or if you’re seeking healing or inspiration – it’s all here!
You can learn more about these titles at Church Publishing or Amazon.