Today is an exciting day for me as I begin writing the first draft of my last book Finding Change’s sequel. There’s something special about this part—watching with awe as a story unfolds into written form. It fills me with joy to have an opportunity to impact children’s lives through a book. I would love prayer for this book project if the Lord brings me to mind.
Over the years, one way the Lord sends encouragement is through letters and emails from readers. Here’s part of one email I received permission to share, along with these delightful pictures!
“We started reading Book 1: Summer with the Moodys today as a family during our read-aloud time. Before we started, my five-year-old was very excited to learn about the connection of you with the books mommy has been reading as I’ve been toting them around for the past few months now. He was also very excited that you believe in the Lord. I guess even small children know what a rare find good, Christian books are.
“Anyway, we read through the first chapter and he asked that I keep going. This was so timely for us today. When we were done, he asked me if I read him the first chapter to help him to remember to not be scared if he hears a noise at night and the second chapter to remind him to have a cheerful attitude during the day. His eyes were glued on me the whole time I was reading, but I didn’t realize the details his little five-year-old heart was picking up on. What a blessing! He’s never been that engaged with a book. I really enjoyed the first two chapters myself. I am looking forward to continuing through the series and will probably be purchasing some more sets for gifts in the future. 😉
“Just wanted to share what a blessing your book has been for us today. Thank you for serving the Lord with small children in mind! I pray the Lord continues to lead you down a path of writing.” — Hannah
“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of
the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity”
(1 Timothy 4:12).
14 thoughts on “Books for Christian Kids that Make an Impact”
How exciting that you are beginning to write the sequel today! May God bless you with a clear flow of words to express the ideas you have been incubating in your mind. May He give you grace to overcome any trials and obstacles along the way and may the completed book bring glory to God and make Him known to your readers, dear Sarah.
Thank you so much, Kim! It’s overwhelmingly wonderful to be starting on this part of the book process!
I am a big fan of your books. You are my favorite author!
I can’t wait for the next book that you write.
I have read every one of your Moody books and Finding Change, and I am hoping that the sequel comes out soon!
I’ll be praying.
Your comment makes me smile. I’m delighted you love the books! I’m already loving this story as it unfolds. Thank you for praying!
Sarah, I LOVE your books! The first book we got was Finding Change, and I was so impressed with it. You have an incredible gift in writing! I love how your books have so much life in them; some books, while I appreciate someone’s heart in writing them, are just so flat, and I about feel like rewriting them to liven them up! I don’t feel like that at all with yours!
Last Christmas my in-laws bought your whole book set and have been slowly giving them to my very avid reader (7yo). He reads them over and over again! He just recently got Winter Days with the Moody’s, and I think God used it a bit in his decision to ask Jesus into his heart, because of what Maddie did.
I love the example of a godly home, with so much character built in. You have just enough things in there, to make them “real,” but you don’t go into a ton of detail about all their sins or foolish things. We have pretty strict criteria when it comes to what our family will read–and your books meet that with flying colors!
Thank you for using your God-given gift, to provide such wonderful reading material for our children! I’ve found them to be an encouragement and challenge even to myself.
Thanks for such a beautiful comment. It truly blessed me before I go offline now to write this afternoon. I’m grateful you love the life in them too. 🙂 It’s funny because since I’m writing, I find myself paying such close attention to all kinds of little details in life and how I’d describe it. Life is full of amazing sparkles, and I love adding those things in.
How is Anna Marie doing this week?
I heard today that she is working on a blog post. We will post it when she has it done.
I’m so excited to see the Lord bring you to this place!! May the He continue to bless you with inspiration and vision for this new book!!!
Thank you, Rachel. You’ve been a huge encouragement to me!
We live in the Uk and have read all Sarah’s books.
We love them and can’t wait for the next!
Sending our love to you all
It’s so nice to hear from you! I can’t wait to have the next one finished. 😉
Sarah – please, please, please write another Moody book! I initially bought the whole series to read as a family – but started off reading them myself. I’m now on Colorado with the Moody’s and don’t want the series to end! I want to see how Mrs. Moody handles homeschooling when the twins turn 2! Your books have been like secret treasures I like to steal away with. I find Mrs. Moody to be so inspiring and I can tell, from having read so much of your mom’s work, how much she is based on your mom. I even take quotes and verses from them and have made scripture memory cards out of the Chore Pack templates that I carry around with me. While I’m finishing the series on my own, we are have started the series as a family and just finished Book 1 in our evening read-aloud time. I have three kids ages almost-7, almost-4 and 2 1/2 and they all have someone they identify with in the story. Thank you for these inspiring books. I have your Finding Change book and am looking forward to reading it. Good luck on the sequel!
Thank you for your comment. Another Moody book is something I’ll pray about. You are so sweet, and I’m happy you’ve enjoyed them! I love writing fiction that is also true to life! 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement.
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