Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Helen Taylor
Fifty-five years ago, Helen L. Taylor took John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and simplified the vocabulary and concepts for young readers, while keeping the storyline intact. The result was a classic in itself, which has now sold over 600,000 copies. It’s both a simple adventure story and a profound allegory of the Christian journey through life, a delightful read with a message kids ages 6 to 12 can understand and remember. A new look and fresh illustrations for today’s children enlivens the journey to the Celestial City.
About the author: is an illustrator and author of children’s books. … She has been a children’s book illustrator since 1992, and works in collaboration with her husband, writer Ben Brown. She is a mother of two.
God Thinks You’re Positively Awesome: Discover Your True Beauty Inside and Out! by Andrea Stephens
This is an affirming, fun, yet thoroughly Christian guide for teenage girls that will help them to form healthy attitudes about themselves and their bodies. Written by the beauty and fashion editor of Focus on the Family’s “Brio” magazine, this book includes hints for dressing and grooming, celebrity interviews, and “big sister” advice on teen beauty to help girls to form a healthy, godly self-image.
About the author:
Andrea is presently the Director of The Beautifully Created Program, an inner and outer beauty course for teen girls. She also teaches Little Miss Manners and Young Gentsetiquette classes for kids. Several years ago she developed The B.A.B.E. Event ™ Series. In this popular one-day ‘chick-chat’ with teens, Andrea draws on her personal experience as a former professional model to teach teen girls (and women) that true beauty comes from a heart that belongs to the Lord. Yes, God thinks they are B.A.B.E.s!
Andrea counts it a privilege to be the Beauty Editor for BRIO Magazine (Focus On The Family’s publication for teen girls). For the past twelve years she has addressed everything from acne attacks to eye shadow application to exercise tips in her LeGlamourcolumn. She is also the BRIO Girl Search Coordinator, heading up a team of judges who read 1000’s of applications, in search of a girl who will serve as a role model to over 300,000 of her BRIO sisters!
Caution: Dangerous Devotions by Jackie Perseghetti
A hiking theme, with icons denoting specific parts of each devotion, guides kids through a complete study of the New Testament. Through this overview approach, youth will learn that the Bible is a book with continuity that can speak to every area of their lives.