Jack Zulu and the Waylander’s Key: A New Book from S.D. Smith!

S.D. Smith describes his novels as new stories with old souls. It’s just that combination of inventiveness and gospel hope that made his Green Ember series so formative for my kids in the younger years. His heroic rabbit characters broke through the pages of the books and joined my kids on their backyard adventures, and…

Great Children’s Book Resources for Christian Parents

During a recent talk on reading aloud to our kids as a ministry, I was delighted and surprised to see how hungry attendees were for resources to help them discern which storybooks and novels would guide their kids to the true, the beautiful, and the lovely. If you’re struggling to decide upon the next read-aloud…

Lost in the Caverns Coming in May 2023!

Book 3 in The Dream Keeper Saga will be released from Crossway on May 2, 2023! For those wondering, this is book three of an anticipated five book series. . . Lord willing! The adventure continues. . . Lost in the Caverns The Dream Keeper Saga Book 3 By Kathryn Butler, MD The Dream Keeper Saga, an…

Five Lesser-Known Children’s Fantasy Series That Point to the Gospel

Meet a new generation of authors picking up where Lewis and Tolkien left off. This article first appeared on Christianity Today on May 16, 2022. You can find that original posting here. When COVID-19 seized the world, and our kids, wide-eyed, first voiced their fears, our family devotions helped assure them that nothing, not even…

The Prince and the Blight: Book 2 of the Dream Keeper Saga

The Prince and the Blight releases today! “An action-packed fantasy” — Kirkus Reviews “The stakes are high when Lily is called back to the realm of dreams, and her questions and fears will feel surprisingly true to life for young readers. Fortunately, so will the magic. A worthy companion to the first adventure!”James D. Witmer, Managing…

Redemption and Hope in Heidi

My kids and I recently rediscovered a classic that unexpectedly delighted us. Not only is Heidi an endearing character, but the Christian hope that courses through the story is stunning. Post from Story Warren below!

Daily Joy

I’m not usually a huge devotional fan, preferring to work through a book of the Bible systematically, but this book is just too good not to share. Daily Joy releases from Crossway today, and wow, is it beautiful. The list of contributors is enough to draw your attention: Joni Eareckson Tada, Nancy Guthrie, Gloria Furman,…

The Dragon and the Stone Releases Today!

I’m delighted to announce that The Dragon and the Stone, the first book of The Dream Keeper Saga, releases today! A heartfelt THANK YOU to all who have encouraged this endeavor over the past few years! My goal with this series is to spark kids’ imaginations and introduce them to themes that point to the…

The Prince and the Blight: Book 2 of The Dream Keeper Saga!

The Dragon and the Stone, the first book in The Dream Keeper Saga, will come out in just a month. . . and its sequel, The Prince and the Blight, will release on August 2nd! I’m planning 5 books in this series, and am presently working on the manuscript for book 4. My prayer is…