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Promise Keeper by Katheryn Maddox Haddad

Posted by Julie on November 24, 2017 in encouragement, God's Word, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

A Child’s Life of Christ: PROMISE KEEPER

Storybook #6 in Series THEY MET JESUS

 

In order for the children to have the same books and chapters as their parents reading the adult version, I wrote both versions  with the same chapters. In this book, Jesus is arrested and treated badly. I have toned it way down for the children, but the reader should still decide whether to perhaps skip a chapter or two.

 

In storybook 6, your children meet….

 

*Zaccheus where they learn to make friends with someone no one likes.

*Mary of Bethany where they learn just giving a cup of water to someone is like giving it to Jesus.

*Earth Kingdom People where they learn it is nice to have a special celebration for Jesus, but better to celebrate him every day.

*Foreign Grecians where they learn not to use Jesus’ name as a swear word.

*Jesus Like a Lamb where they learn that a sacrifice is giving up something valuable for someone else.

*Judas where they learn to go to church, not for the prizes, but because they love Jesus.

*The Angel where they learn about taking someone else’s punishment for them.

*Deserters where they learn to never run away from Jesus just because our friends make fun of us.

*Annus & Caiaphas where they learn Jesus understands what it is like to be yelled at and beat up.

*Prince Herod where the learn Jesus let people be mean to him and make him hurt so we could go to heaven some day.

 

Here is a sample of one of the chapters:

 

EARTH KINGDOM PEOPLE

 

More and more the people wanted Jesus to be an earthly king and to rule in Jerusalem from the palace and Temple.

 

Since Jesus could perform miracles, he could just wink and all the Roman soldiers and bad rulers would disappear forever ~ or so they thought.

 

Plus Jesus knew how to make bread and fish get big enough to feed thousands, So, no one would be hungry again. And he could heal people, which means no one would be sick again. It would be a perfect kingdom.

 

They could prove Jesus was God’s choice as king because he was a son many times removed of King David, and he had been born in Bethlehem. The Bible said he should be king.

 

But they wanted Jesus for all the wrong reasons. They wanted Jesus for selfish reasons. They wanted to use Jesus.

 

Jesus decided to go into Jerusalem and let them call him their king, but he would do it in a strange way.

 

In the days of King David and other kings of the Jews long ago, their kings rode on donkeys or mules. They did better in hot climate than horses did. Everyone understood that. But Jesus did it differently. He got a baby donkey to ride on to enter Jerusalem.

Katheryn Haddad was born in the cold north, but now lives in Arizona where she does not have to shovel sunshine. She enjoys hot weather, palm trees and cacti in her yard, and a computer with the letters worn off.
With a bachelor’s degree in English, Bible and social science from Harding University and part of a master’s degree in Bible, including Greek, from the Harding Graduate School of Theology, she also has a master’s degree in management and human relations from Abilene University.
Her newspaper column appeared for several years in newspapers in Texas and North Carolina ~ Little Known Facts About the Bible ~ and she has written for numerous Christian publications.
Currently she teaches English over the internet every morning, using the Bible as a text book. Most of her students are Muslims. She has taught some 6000 thus far, and has former students, now Christians, in hiding in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Jordan, Uzbekistan, and Palestine. “They are my heroes” she declares.
She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Writers of the West, and is also an energetic public speaker who can touch the heart of audiences.

Website: http://inspirationsbykatheryn.com

Purchase PROMISE KEEPER HERE

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Flood Gates by Katheryn Maddox Haddad

Posted by Julie on November 10, 2017 in encouragement, God's Word, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

A Child’s Life of Christ: FLOOD GATES

Storybook #5 in Series THEY MET JESUS

 

In storybook 5, your children meet….

 

*Deaf, Mute & Blind where they learn about the alphabet in sign language.

*Moses & Elijah where they learn they can hear God’s voice in the Bible.

*James & John where they learn to be polite and not yell.

*72 Helpers where they learn to tell a friend Jesus loves them.

*Religious Leaders where they learn about forgiveness.

*A Healed Blind Man where they learn they can be Jesus’ friend.

*Blind Man’s Parents where they learn to visit a blind person and read or sing to them.

*Martha where they learn to not show off, but tell their friends how good they are at something.

*Lazarus where they learn they can go to heaven some day.

*Chief Priests where they learn to be good around everyone, not just their family.

 

 

Here is part of a sample chapter:

 

BLIND MAN

 

Elam was a blind man. He had been blind all his life. Some people would be mad because they were blind. Elam was not.

 

Elam said he could “see” things through his hands. He knew vegetables were crispy, so he decided green was a crispy color. He knew the sun was warm, so he decided yellow was a warm color. He also felt the shape of things. So, he didn’t need to see.

 

He had a friend who didn’t believe in God because he couldn’t see God. Elam told his friend that was silly. He could see the world around him and know someone at some time made it.

 

He knew wind existed, even though no one can see wind. And he knew his friend existed, even though he couldn’t see his friend.

 

Since Elam could not earn money for himself, he sat at the gate of the Temple and asked people to share some of their money. They felt sorry for him, so they helped him.

 

One day Jesus came to the Temple and stopped to talk to Elam. He told Elam that he had lived his whole life blind so he could find out just how powerful God was.

 

Then Jesus healed the man. Elam could see! He was so excited. He ran home and told his neighbors and parents and everyone.

 

When the Temple leaders found out, they called Elam to a meeting. They tried to get him to say he wasn’t really ever blind. Elam would not change what he was telling people. He kept saying Jesus performed the miracle….

Katheryn Haddad was born in the cold north, but now lives in Arizona where she does not have to shovel sunshine. She enjoys hot weather, palm trees and cacti in her yard, and a computer with the letters worn off.
With a bachelor’s degree in English, Bible and social science from Harding University and part of a master’s degree in Bible, including Greek, from the Harding Graduate School of Theology, she also has a master’s degree in management and human relations from Abilene University.
Her newspaper column appeared for several years in newspapers in Texas and North Carolina ~ Little Known Facts About the Bible ~ and she has written for numerous Christian publications.
Currently she teaches English over the internet every morning, using the Bible as a text book. Most of her students are Muslims. She has taught some 6000 thus far, and has former students, now Christians, in hiding in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Jordan, Uzbekistan, and Palestine. “They are my heroes” she declares.
She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Writers of the West, and is also an energetic public speaker who can touch the heart of audiences.

Website: http://inspirationsbykatheryn.com

Purchase Flood Gates HERE



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