Thank you so much for being part of PA/DE American Baptist Womens Ministries Annual Conference, leading our AM devotions. The evaluations had high review marks for morning devotions and I heard many great comments about your book. --CM
"Your book is beautiful. Thanks for such a nice book." --
"Congratulations on your book--great idea to have coloring sheets." --CB
"I'm so happy you have published your book, Shirley. I look forward to sharing it with our grandchildren!" --MK
"Thanks for writing your book. I am sure my granddaughters are going to love reading it." --JM
"Shirley, how wonderful about your Bible story book! I hope that it reaches multitudes of readers. --EM
"A great children's book. Have never seen anything like it--every child should have one . . . God has blest you, Shirley, with an exceptional talent, and you have used it to perfection." --NC
"I was so very pleased with your book. I'm glad we found it on the Internet. You did such a nice job on it." --JD
"I have been reading the stories to my pre-school Sunday School class, and even that age children are thrilled at the stories, and the pictures are a joy to color. Thank you for all your hard work putting this wonderful book together. --LS
Some people liked the book so much that they jumped right in to help me sell it. Thank you so much, every one of you. More names will be added in the future.
Debbie M. Donna & Terry C.
Diane D. Carl & Mary K.
Marjie K. Jane A.
Reg and Gretchen D. Stephen P.
Good Shepherd Montessori School and Felicia D.
I'm pleased that several churches are using the book with their children. All different denominations: Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Wesleyan, Federated, Interdenominational. More coming, I feel sure.
My most recent venture was to Kansas City for the American Baptist Mission Summit 2013 on June 21-23. It was wonderful to have so many from different states talk to me at my booth. Many of you bought my book and took it home to read to your children at home or church, or to give the book as a gift. Thank you so much for all your encouragement.
Special thanks to American Baptist Churches of New York State for inviting me to sell "Grandma, Tell Me a Story" at all four events of their Biennial 2012 in Buffalo, Binghamton, Albany, and Syracuse.
Great appreciation to the American Baptist Women of Pennsylvania and Delaware. I had a wonderful time with them in Shippensburg, PA. A lot of the women got up early for two mornings to come to my morning devotional presentations. What an enthusiastic group! The Lord was with us. Thanks also for the many customers who rushed up to my table to buy books.
STATES and COUNTRIES Where "Grandma, Tell Me a Story" Has Gone~
New York Indiana Florida
Michigan Alabama Utah
Ohio West Virginia
North Dakota Kansas Illinois
China Thailand Philippines
Note: If you have the book and your state or country is not listed here, please e-mail me at email@example.com and tell me your state or country. Thanks.
Interesting Ways People Have Used "Grandma, Tell Me a Story"
A Sunday school teacher was thrilled with how well it worked to use the book in her class. She read the story "All Kinds of Animals" to an inner city child who had never hear about the Great Flood.
I met a girl, 8 years old, at a craft fair. Her mother was the vendor in the booth next to mine. The girl would sneak over to my table and look at my book whenever she had the chance. Though her mother had told me she would buy her one for Christmas, the girl begged for it so much that Mom finally gave her the money to come buy it from me. Mom said, "She'll be reading it all the way home."
A year later the story continues: I saw the mother at another craft show. Her daughter reads from the book every day, and often even tucks it into her book bag and takes it with her. The mother is thrilled and so am I!
One woman bought the book as a gift for her friend who would soon become a grandma.
Another woman bought the book as a baby gift for a new grandchild.
Senior citizens are loving "Grandma, Tell Me a Story." They like reading the old Bible stories in a new and simple way. One week an elderly woman bought one for herself, came back the next week and bought one for her sister, and the following week bought one for her other sister.
Another senior loves coloring the pictures. She said, "It's so relaxing!"
I paid a visit to a lady who was 92 years old. When I told her I had written a book, she wanted to see it. So I went to the car and got one, just so she could see it. She said, "I'm just going to buy one of these! I just know I'll like to read it." "And you can color the pictures," I said.
One middle-aged woman, who was very stressed out from her job and the events in her life, told me, "Shirley, I just felt as if I needed something easy to read and understand this morning. I just took one of your stories and read it. It was just the right thing."
A doctor bought one for her office, and mothers read to their children while they wait for the busy doctor.
A young man who had a girlfriend with a little boy bought one for her to read to the child. She read to him from it every night. I was so pleased because these people were not church goers, but the child was hearing Bible stories.
I never know when I might sell a book, so I always carry a box of them in my car. I sold quite a few in the restaurant where we eat breakfast. Also sold one in the beauty shop. Two bookstores in large churches carry them in their bookstores. Also a bookstore at a Christian college.