Tuesday 26 February 2019

I Am God's Storyteller - Lisa M. Hendey and Eric Carlson

I Am God's Storyteller 
Lisa M. Hendey
Eric Carlson (Illustrator)
Paraclete Press
ISBN 9781640601628

My children and I absolutely loved this book. Even my oldest who is almost 13 appreciated the story and message. This story is a delight. In will inspire children to use their creativity to serve God. Examples are given of story tellers, musicians, vocalists, actors, and more. All of the arts are presented in some fashion in this book. And we are reminded that all can be of service to God.

The book is part a history of the story tellers from the old testament. And then it turns to examples of Jesus as storyteller. Then it moves on the new testament stories, like Jon the Baptist, and Jesus bring lost in the temple. And then it challenges us to use our talents to be story tellers for God. My children have made up plays, and written songs, put on performances, and even written stories. This book affirms them in their creative passions but reminds them to use those gifts for God.

It is a wonderful overview of salvation history. The story of salvation, and our call to be story tellers ourselves. In some ways it reminds me of Calvin Miller’s The Singer and The Song but geared at a much younger audience. 

The book is wonderfully written and excellently illustrated. It would be an excellent addition to a home, school, or church library. A great read and am instant family favorite.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2019 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Lisa M. Hendey:
The Handbook for Catholic Moms
A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms
The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living
O Radiant Dawn: 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath
As Morning Breaks: Daily Gospel Reflection.

I Am God's Storyteller 

Chime Travelers Series:
The Secret of the Shamrock
The Sign of the Carved Cross
The Whisper in the Ruins
The Mystery at Midnight
The Strangers at the Manger

Contributed to:
Beautiful Mercy
Beautiful Eucharist
Small Steps for Catholic Moms
The Catholic Baby Name Book
One Body, Many Blogs: A Guide for Christian Bloggers
The Catholic Mom S Prayer Companion: A Book of Daily Reflections
The Church and New Media


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