Josh is often poorly and has to go to hospital. At holiday club Josh learnt that Jesus is always with him and will help him too. But will he remember this when he is in hospital?
This story explores a young child’s experience of staying in hospital and how important it is for children in this situation to know that Jesus is with them and will help them.
Co-authored by Victoria Beech and the Pediatric Chaplaincy Network, it is part of the Held in Hope series, a series developed with the Paediatric Chaplaincy Network in order to provide sensitively written and stunningly illustrated stories about young children’s experience of illness or facing death, and how they relate their Christian faith to their experiences.
The books include helpful notes for parents, including questions and activities to use with young children and information of other resources and organisations.
This story is also available as a free online film with the story read by Bear Grylls.
Find out more about how these books came about here.
“The illustrations are simple and fit with the words beautifully. Either read from the book, or listened to and watched as the film, this story is sure to help and the simplicity may even speak to the adult reading it to, or watching it with, the child.” Mary Bartholomew – The Good Bookstall 06/05/2011.