Ever just decide to write a book?

by Cheryl on January 28, 2008

In-between children’s programs, planning for our upcoming banquet, Nikos Spring Retreat, summer camp, and possible private school – cooking, cleaning, praying, Benjamin, and quilting… I’ve decided to write a children’s book.

I’ve been toying with the idea for years, actually. I’ve always loved to read – especially when I was younger. My family can tell you stories of trying to get my attention while I was so wrapped up in “Anne of Green Gables,” that the rest of the world had faded away.

In college, learning to be a bilingual elementary school teacher, my love of children’s books was rekindled. The sweet simplicity of childhood and perceived magnitude of the ordinary are delightful to celebrate and cherish. Many times, a child who is forced to “toughen up” for survival will melt and transform when truly given the freedom to be childish.

I’m not sure why I felt the need to announce this to you all, except to be open to your ideas and suggestions. The book I write will communicate Biblical truth in simple terms. It will be a picture book, illustrated by my mom – Shelley Schreyer. The target audience age (to be read to or with) 5-9 yr-olds. Not long, complicated, or impressive, necessarily. It may be written from a child’s perspective.

Comment to send me your thoughts! God is doing something here, and I can’t quite put my finger on what He’d have me teach, but I’m listening for it…

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