An illustrated reader retelling the story of Jesus' friends being afraid in the storm even though Jesus was in the boat with them. But God cares and Jesus woke up and told the storm to be still. A reassuring story to help young children talk to parents or those who care for them about their fears, when they are afraid, and that Jesus is always with them.
The 'God cares' series provides a Biblical approach to discussing emotions and behaviour with children to nurture an attitude of wellness. Children at different ages approach things differently in their stages of emotional development, so this series works at two different levels: illustrated Readers aimed at 6-8 year olds and Chapter books aimed at 8+ years.
Please note that children progress at different reading abilities and stages of emotional development so the age ranges are only a guide for parents and carers.
The Bible stories are retold reflecting on the emotions and encourage children to discuss and relate this within their situations. Sections at the back provide a reflective space for children and practical advice for parents and carers.
Debbie Duncan, author of The Art of Daily Resilience and Brave, is a nurse and a teacher, and mother of four children. She has considerable insight into what constitutes resilience and bravery: the ability to cope, to stay on course, to bounce back. In her books she considers what is required for physical, mental, and spiritual durability, interweaving biblical teaching, prayers, with personal anecdote and sound advice. This she now applies specifically to support parents and carers raising children.