Today, I invite you into the hearts of two women who are transforming their worries about the present culture’s impact on our children into something positive—a series of children’s books. Meet Joan Benson and Marjory Wingert and their newest book, Let’s Be One: God’s Human Race.
When God Speaks
Amidst a floundering economy and raging division, progressive anti-biblical ideologies now target the youngest of our children. As parents and grandparents, we all face a choice: sit on the sidelines or act. For us, the answer was simple. Protect our children. With pen and voice, God stirred us to action through story and rhyme.
We prayed and asked the Lord what we could do. If parents bundle their toddlers against winter’s bite, even more they should be protected from evil. Meditating on Ephesians 6, we knew toddlers and preschoolers couldn’t arm themselves like we can. It seemed clear. We must instill God’s Word and a love for righteousness in our children even before full comprehension emerges. In this way, God’s truth can shield them from falsehoods (Ephesians 6:17-19). Their spirits will recognize the mismatch.
A few summers ago, I was assigned to write stories for third-grade readers in an educational publishing writing project. To my shock, I discovered five pages of gender designations in guidelines requiring the inclusion of gay and trans characters. My heart stopped. For me, the assignment was an instrument of indoctrination, “normalizing” behavior opposing God’s word, without an opportunity for parental input. I broke my contract and adopted a new assignment.
My call to action arose when my daughter was four months old. Attending a seminar, my facilitator charged us to answer every cultural attack upon our children with Biblical Truths. Since then, I’ve striven to ground my child in God’s Word. But everywhere I turned, progressive agendas imposed upon our daily lives. Whether in the media, sports, education, or even churches, the erosion of Biblical values sadly continues. So, when Joan shared her new calling, I was eager to jump aboard!
God led us to create foundational stories for young children which address the most invasive social/cultural issues from a biblical perspective. Dubbed the “Cornerstone Concept Series,” we aspire to ground children in Truth from their earliest understanding. Though written to entertain with brightly colored illustrations, these books teach Biblical truths on challenging topics: gender fluidity, the value of life, creation, and racial diversity. Accompanied by a companion devotional with scriptures and talking points, parents, grandparents, and teachers may delve deeper and help develop biblical strategies. Each story will also have a companion coloring book for concept reinforcement.
To date, the first two books of the series have been released by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. God’s ABCs, and its companion parent-child devotional are available on multiple platforms. Told through humorous alphabet characters, gender identity questions are addressed based on the truth of God’s design.
The latest release is Let’s Be One: God’s Human Race. In this delightful rhyming story, children will learn how God sees our diversity and uniqueness. It is a call for unity and respect, based on the biblical analogy of the Body of Christ. The accompanying parent guide will soon follow along with a coloring book.
Protect Your Children
All who have children in their lives, arise! Take action and protect them before the enemy teaches them his lies. Culture will continue to attack Christian values, but with God, we can equip our little ones to stand in faith with eternal impact.
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” (Deuteronomy 6:-6-7 NIV).
Check out Let’s Be One: God’s Human Race
Check out God’s ABCs
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