God's Great Story, Our Great Story

By Miriam Fisher

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God's Great Story, Our Great Story

Project 2019-06-01 14:38:53 +1200

Creation

A children's picture book that tells the big story of the Bible. From creation's garden to final city.

A theological telling of the great narrative. This book is the story I wish I knew growing up. It is purposeful, joyful and life shaping.

It's all too easy to think of the Bible as a whole collection of small stories that don't relate to each other. Is there really a story that goes all the way from the garden of Eden to the city of Revelation? Yes there is! That story includes 3 perfect invitations that flow right through the history of Israel, through the life of Jesus and into the mission of the Church.

Does that story have a place for you? Yes it absolutely does. This book has come out of a class on Biblical Theology - it thoughtfully offers an invitational, poetic, colourful story of how the Big Story is filled with love and purpose and there is a space for all of us to come in and be part of it. Perfect for children (and adults).

Early praise for the book:

The illustrations are beautiful and thought provoking and the text draws the reader in to the grand narrative of scripture. There are plenty of openings for inquisitive minds to start wondering. Philippa Isom - Teacher Educator

 

ngā tangata

Want to tell the story well? Love books that are beautifully written and deeply meaningful? Work with children in faith areas? Have babies, grandbabies, nieces or nephews or special little people in your life? This is the book for you.

I'm Miriam - author/illustrator/maker/stitcher/life-enthusiast and a teacher training teachers. I'm also working on a Masters of Theology at Laidlaw College in beautiful Christchurch NZ. I've taught in three countries, written and lead children's church, and speak professionally (also general drama queen). Speaker of basic Te Reo Māori and NZSL (New Zealand sign language). Passionate about a world where there is room for everyone and their voices at the table.

Thank you for being part of this project.

Ki te Atua te korōria.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. 

Church

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Books in the post!

30/07/2019 at 4:00 PM

Dear wonderful supporters if you live outside CHCH your book/s are in the post to you today.

Hopefully they arrive soon and bring you joy. That top envelope? It's off to the national library archives where all NZ published books with ISBNs belong! 

CHCH supporters I am hoping to get yours to you in the next week accompanied by hugs or high fives.

Hooray! We did it together. Thanks again for your support. :-)

 

Miriampostage time

 

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    Pledgers 44

    Kathy Brunton
    2019-06-06 20:19:22 +1200
    Jenny Wilkinson
    2019-06-06 19:53:20 +1200

    "great work Miriam xo"

    Dawn
    2019-06-06 19:27:40 +1200

    "Love you!!!!"

    Eleanor Croker
    2019-06-06 18:48:39 +1200

    "I can’t wait to read this book by a very talented lady and friend. "

    Stacey Lene
    2019-06-06 18:47:34 +1200

    "Yasss Miriam you legend!!! Tino pai to mahi e hoa ataahua ❤️"

    Sue SImkiss
    2019-06-06 17:23:37 +1200

    "Love you and your work. Can't wait!"

    Melanie Winter Fairweather
    2019-06-06 16:45:04 +1200

    "So proud of you, dear friend. Thank you for being a fellow "champion of children.""

    James Renwick
    2019-06-06 16:10:32 +1200
    Louana McCormack
    2019-06-06 15:49:54 +1200

    "Good luck Miriam! I'm buying to donate to our school Library. "

    Tracy Taylor
    2019-06-06 15:23:12 +1200

    "Miriam you are so inspiring! Congratulations on producing this beautiful book. xx"

    Nick Vemoa
    2019-06-06 15:19:52 +1200

    "Well done Miriam!! :) "

    Micaiah Gillies
    2019-06-06 15:16:35 +1200

    "All the best, I hope this is a great success for you!"

    Carolyn M
    2019-06-06 14:57:28 +1200
    Philippa Isom
    2019-06-06 13:42:56 +1200

    "You are awesome and I WIN!!"

    Followers 1

    Followers of God's Great Story, Our Great Story

    God's Great Story, Our Great Story

    Project 2019-06-01 14:38:53 +1200

    Creation

    A children's picture book that tells the big story of the Bible. From creation's garden to final city.

    A theological telling of the great narrative. This book is the story I wish I knew growing up. It is purposeful, joyful and life shaping.

    It's all too easy to think of the Bible as a whole collection of small stories that don't relate to each other. Is there really a story that goes all the way from the garden of Eden to the city of Revelation? Yes there is! That story includes 3 perfect invitations that flow right through the history of Israel, through the life of Jesus and into the mission of the Church.

    Does that story have a place for you? Yes it absolutely does. This book has come out of a class on Biblical Theology - it thoughtfully offers an invitational, poetic, colourful story of how the Big Story is filled with love and purpose and there is a space for all of us to come in and be part of it. Perfect for children (and adults).

    Early praise for the book:

    The illustrations are beautiful and thought provoking and the text draws the reader in to the grand narrative of scripture. There are plenty of openings for inquisitive minds to start wondering. Philippa Isom - Teacher Educator

     

    ngā tangata

    Want to tell the story well? Love books that are beautifully written and deeply meaningful? Work with children in faith areas? Have babies, grandbabies, nieces or nephews or special little people in your life? This is the book for you.

    I'm Miriam - author/illustrator/maker/stitcher/life-enthusiast and a teacher training teachers. I'm also working on a Masters of Theology at Laidlaw College in beautiful Christchurch NZ. I've taught in three countries, written and lead children's church, and speak professionally (also general drama queen). Speaker of basic Te Reo Māori and NZSL (New Zealand sign language). Passionate about a world where there is room for everyone and their voices at the table.

    Thank you for being part of this project.

    Ki te Atua te korōria.

    Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. 

    Church

    Comments

    Books in the post!

    30/07/2019 at 4:00 PM

    Dear wonderful supporters if you live outside CHCH your book/s are in the post to you today.

    Hopefully they arrive soon and bring you joy. That top envelope? It's off to the national library archives where all NZ published books with ISBNs belong! 

    CHCH supporters I am hoping to get yours to you in the next week accompanied by hugs or high fives.

    Hooray! We did it together. Thanks again for your support. :-)

     

    Miriampostage time

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Kathy Brunton
      2019-06-06 20:19:22 +1200
      Jenny Wilkinson
      2019-06-06 19:53:20 +1200

      "great work Miriam xo"

      Dawn
      2019-06-06 19:27:40 +1200

      "Love you!!!!"

      Eleanor Croker
      2019-06-06 18:48:39 +1200

      "I can’t wait to read this book by a very talented lady and friend. "

      Stacey Lene
      2019-06-06 18:47:34 +1200

      "Yasss Miriam you legend!!! Tino pai to mahi e hoa ataahua ❤️"

      Sue SImkiss
      2019-06-06 17:23:37 +1200

      "Love you and your work. Can't wait!"

      Melanie Winter Fairweather
      2019-06-06 16:45:04 +1200

      "So proud of you, dear friend. Thank you for being a fellow "champion of children.""

      James Renwick
      2019-06-06 16:10:32 +1200
      Louana McCormack
      2019-06-06 15:49:54 +1200

      "Good luck Miriam! I'm buying to donate to our school Library. "

      Tracy Taylor
      2019-06-06 15:23:12 +1200

      "Miriam you are so inspiring! Congratulations on producing this beautiful book. xx"

      Nick Vemoa
      2019-06-06 15:19:52 +1200

      "Well done Miriam!! :) "

      Micaiah Gillies
      2019-06-06 15:16:35 +1200

      "All the best, I hope this is a great success for you!"

      Carolyn M
      2019-06-06 14:57:28 +1200
      Philippa Isom
      2019-06-06 13:42:56 +1200

      "You are awesome and I WIN!!"

      Followers of God's Great Story, Our Great Story

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 07/07/2019 at 9:00 PM.