When I Am Strong: Friends in the Fire (God Cares Series)
An illustrated reader retelling the story of three friends standing strong against bowing down to King Nebuchadnezzar's golden statue even though they would be thrown into a fire. But God cares and stood with them, helping them to have courage....
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An illustrated reader retelling the story of three friends standing strong against bowing down to King Nebuchadnezzar's golden statue even though they would be thrown into a fire. But God cares and stood with them, helping them to have courage. A reassuring story to help young children talk to parents or those who care for them about situations when they needed courage to face hard things, new situations and doing the right thing, and that God can help make us brave. 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 5-7 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 encourages 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.
Debbie Duncan is a writer, nurse teacher and minister's wife. She lives next door to her husband's church with four children and three dogs.