A Child’s Life of Christ: HEARTS AFIRE
Storybook #3 in Series THEY MET JESUS
In storybook 3, Hearts Afire, your children will meet….
*Zebedee where they learn to share with their friends, including their time.
*Simon the Zealot where they learn to try to make friends with someone no one likes.
*Hurt Minds where they learn to take a smile, a flower, a cookie to someone who is sad.
*Lepers where they learn not to take their health and other good things for granted.
*Paralyzed Man where they learn to draw a picture to give someone who is paralyzed.
*Matthew where they learn to befriend someone no one likes.
*Judas where they learn to go to church, not for the cookies and prizes, but because they love Jesus.
*Pharisees where they learn God will forgive them of even the worst thing they ever did.
*Twelve Apostles where they are encouraged to go to church if they have never been.
*Widow’s Son where they learn to draw a picture to take to someone who is very sick.
Here is a sample from one of the chapters:
6 ~ MATTHEW
People didn’t like Matthew. He was a tax collector. People know taxes must be paid to pay for road building and sewers and schools and such like. Nothing is free. People had to pay for it in their taxes.
But people don’t like to pay taxes for things they don’t think the government should pay for.
The government let Matthew keep whatever tax money they didn’t need. So he doubled their taxes. He got rich that way. People resented Matthew. He was not popular.
One day Matthew went to hear John the Baptist preach. John told people there was going to be a new kingdom of God soon, and they needed to be ready to be included in it.
John kept baptizing unpopular people who wanted to be part of that kingdom of God, and the goody-goody people didn’t like it.
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.