Today I am taking a break from my blog “Prairie Girl Goes Coastal” to share in a wonderful virtual event happening this November.
The Gifts of Good Words Blog Hop takes place from November 4-18, 2020. Through it you can find quality Canadian Christian books for yourself and/or those on your Christmas list. Then, on November 18th, join the Good Words Virtual Book Fair on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/3376193032494045.
I am a participating author, and the book I am showcasing at this event is my children’s Christmas picture book Beneath That Star.
Beneath That Star is my second children’s picture book and was a finalist for the USA’s Best Book Awards in the Children’s Religious Fiction category. It is based on a song I wrote in 2013 that ended up as the first track on my national award-nominated Christmas CD Red & White. I got the idea to write the book when I was in the studio recording my CD.
As a special gift to you during this event, you can download this track free of charge by clicking here and scrolling down to the first song under Red & White.
Click here to see the music video for Beneath That Star.
Beneath That Star is about a young girl named Saray who longs to be a shepherd just like her three older brothers. When God speaks to her in a dream to look out for and follow the bright star, what she finds underneath it is of far greater value than anything she could ever have imagined.
Beneath That Star is an uplifting story for all ages about obedience, patience, trust, healing, and above all, God immeasurable love for each one of us.
Here’s what award-winning, best-selling Canadian author Marion Mutala said about the book:
“Beneath That Star is a young girl’s compelling search to seek a different path than the traditional journey laid out for women of her time. Along the way, Saray discovers the truth and real gift of life. Sally Meadows has written a relevant, metaphorical, imaginative story to capture our hearts.”
The book includes a page of content/reflective questions for families and/or classrooms to discuss, as well as an Author’s Note that gives more detailed information about how the song and story came to be, the significance of the name “Saray,” and details about what I imagined Saray’s life would be like when she grew up.
In the end, Saray’s story is really the story of each one of us who chooses to follow Christ. Saray believed. She listened. She obeyed. She had uncertainty. Her journey was not easy. But when she finally came to meet Jesus face-to-face beneath that star, she was healed by the power of the living God and promised a future that was more amazing than she had ever dreamed.
The book is dedicated to my mother, who longed to be a shepherdess…and instead became a shepherd of people.
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Please check out these books by my fellow Canadian Christian authors!
Wednesday, November 4—Ruth L. Snyder https://ruthlsnyder.com/2020/11/04/gifts-of-good-words-blog-hop/
Thursday, November 5—Eunice Matchett https://albertastoryteller.com/
Friday, November 6—Grace Wulff https://gracewulff.com/
Saturday, November 7—Tandy Balson https://www.timewithtandy.com/
Sunday, November 8—LD Stauth https://www.ldstauth-author.com/
Monday, November 9—Sally Meadows https://sallymeadows.com/
Tuesday, November 10—Janet Sketchley https://janetsketchley.ca/
Thursday, November 12—Marcia Laycock https://marcialeelaycock.com/
Friday, November 13—Ruth Meyer (on Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/events/3376193032494045
Saturday, November 14—Laurie Haughton http://lensofmotherhood.blogspot.com/
Sunday, November 15—Carolyn Wilker https://www.carolynwilker.ca/
Monday, November 16—Janice Cox https://www.janiscox.com/
Tuesday, November 17—Lynn Collier https://lynnecollier.com
Wednesday, November 18—Barrie Doyle https://barriedoyle.com/