SJP #68: M.J. Thomas: Bringing Bible Adventures to Children's BooksMay 02, 2019
Simply Joyful Podcast — M.J. Thomas: Bringing Bible Adventures to Children's Books
Mike didn't set out to be an author. It wasn't until his nine-year-old son encouraged him to "write a book" for him to use for a book report that Mike toyed with the idea of writing. That was the inspiration that set everything in motion and The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls was brought to life. If you have not discovered The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls yet, you are missing out! This is one of our family's favorite series of books. What is so fun is that Mike weaves adventure and Bible teaching together—think Magic Tree House books but from a Biblical perspective. It's often hard to find books for our kids to read—especially our young readers. There are so many great books that do incorporate Biblical teaching or have it hidden within the story, but what I love is this book series takes you through the Bible.
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In this episode of the Simply Joyful Podcast we discuss:
- How Mike came up with the idea for The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series
- How many books will be in the series
- What's next after The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series
- How Mike didn't always want to be a writer, and how he fell into the writing life
- How to balance family life with traveling, work, and writing
- Mike's (and Kristi's) favorite family books (see below)
Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:
- The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series
- Chronicles of Narnia
- Imagination Station Special Pack: Books 1-6
- Kari Jobe
- Jesus Storybook Bible
- The Child's Story Bible
- The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Lion's Roar, Book 6
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