Welcome to Grandma's Big House!
Rev. Suzi Harriff did take the books to Rwanda. The first place she gave them to was an orphanage. The older children were challenged with the responsibility of reading to the younger ones. They enthusiastically replied, "We can do that!" They are thrilled to have a book that is their very own.
Grandma, Tell Me a Story
is a collection of 52 Bible stories for children. Click here for Table of Contents. The stories are brought into the world of contemporary children by a Grandma who tells a Bible story to her grandchildren, Joey and Amy, each time they come to visit at her big house. Joey, who is eight years old, and Amy, who is six, often express their feelings about the events in the stories and ask questions. Grandma’s answers provide additional interesting facts about life in Bible times or about what the story means. Great effort has been made to keep the language at a level understandable to children. Click here for a sample story.
Children are encouraged to spend more time with each story by the coloring picture included with each one. Parents or teachers reading the stories to a group of children may photocopy the full-page coloring pictures for use with the children. A puzzle or quiz related to several of the stories may be found on this website (Puzzle or Quiz for Children). More puzzles to come soon. Find endorsements and ordering information by clicking here.
About the Author:
Shirley Myers has spent most of her life spreading knowledge of the Bible with both children and adults. She taught Bible clubs and worked in vacation Bible schools in her youth. She also has often taught Sunday school throughout the years.
Shirley was a writer of Sunday school curriculum, take-home papers, and daily devotionals for more than twenty years. Several publishers, including Union Gospel Press, the Church of the Nazarene, and American Baptist Churches have made use of her writing skills (publication credits). She has received writing awards at St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference and became president of that writing association.
Rev. Shirley Myers also has had a second career as a pastor in American Baptist Churches for ten years and continues to do supply preaching in various denominations and speaking at meetings as requested (click here for speaker information). She is a graduate of Davis College when it was known as Practical Bible Training School. She had additional training for ministry with American Baptist Churches (Click for Christian Service Experience).
Mrs. Myers lives near Syracuse, New York, with her husband of 53 years. They have been blessed with five children (now adults) and eight grandchildren. (family pictures).
A FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE OF THE AUTHOR:
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9
Future plans for Grandma, Tell Me a Story: 52 Bible Stories for Children. This book has not been available for about 6 months, because I sold all the books I had purchased from the publisher. I am currently working on a plan to re-publish the books on a "Print on Demand" arrangement. I'm in hopes that this will be up and running soon so that the books will be available for Christmas gifts. Check this website frequently because I will put a notice here as soon as the new books are ready and will give you instructions for ordering.