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Review – NEW BOOK – Jesus was a refugee

Title: Jesus was a Refugee Written by: Andrew McDonough Series: Lost Sheep Books Published by: Sarah Grace Publishing Price: £4.99 Buy from: Eden Useful for: parents of children age 3-7 years old Best bit: Beautiful re-telling in the first person – Jesus and Joseph write their own story, explaining how they had to escape to Egypt […]

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Review – NEW BOOK – Bethlehem Town

Title: Bethlehem Town Written by: Andrew McDonough Series: Lost Sheep Books Published by: Sarah Grace Publishing Price: £4.99 Buy from: Eden Useful for: parents of children age 3-7 years old Best bit: The fun, quirky, colourful pictures and well rhyming text, describes the birth of Jesus taking place in a house, which from what I’ve read […]

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About The Star

This year, I’ve been wondering about The Star. I love decorating my house with story-themed decorations and this year is going to be stars, so I wanted to spend some time reading and exploring this part of the Christmas story in Matthew 2:1-15. So I started with this question: What do you notice in this story? […]

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Bible Character Mini Books (or Minion Marys)

These cute little books are a fab way to explore Bible stories from the perspective of a character in the story. This could be one of the main ones, or someone who observed, one of the crowd or family of the ‘main protagonist’. Thinking about what they saw and heard, what they might have felt […]

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Question: What resource could I use to help children actually Encounter God?

This week I received this question and thought it might be helpful for you too:   Hi Victoria, I am a children and families’ minister. I’ve been looking for ways to use my ‘Sunday school’ group to be more about actually encountering God and furnishing spirituality and wondered if you had ever applied ‘My God […]

Imagining our ‘place’ in God’s house

When I put together the Held in Hope series, we included activities in the books to help families dealing with issues of illness and death. I’m putting together some activities for a funeral next week, so I’m doing an activity from Sam’s Special Book.  In the book the children remember being told that Jesus said […]