God's Great Story, Our Great Story

By Miriam Fisher

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God's Great Story, Our Great Story

Project 2019-06-01 14:38:53 +1200

Creation

A children's picture book that tells the big story of the Bible. From creation's garden to final city.

A theological telling of the great narrative. This book is the story I wish I knew growing up. It is purposeful, joyful and life shaping.

It's all too easy to think of the Bible as a whole collection of small stories that don't relate to each other. Is there really a story that goes all the way from the garden of Eden to the city of Revelation? Yes there is! That story includes 3 perfect invitations that flow right through the history of Israel, through the life of Jesus and into the mission of the Church.

Does that story have a place for you? Yes it absolutely does. This book has come out of a class on Biblical Theology - it thoughtfully offers an invitational, poetic, colourful story of how the Big Story is filled with love and purpose and there is a space for all of us to come in and be part of it. Perfect for children (and adults).

Early praise for the book:

The illustrations are beautiful and thought provoking and the text draws the reader in to the grand narrative of scripture. There are plenty of openings for inquisitive minds to start wondering. Philippa Isom - Teacher Educator

 

ngā tangata

Want to tell the story well? Love books that are beautifully written and deeply meaningful? Work with children in faith areas? Have babies, grandbabies, nieces or nephews or special little people in your life? This is the book for you.

I'm Miriam - author/illustrator/maker/stitcher/life-enthusiast and a teacher training teachers. I'm also working on a Masters of Theology at Laidlaw College in beautiful Christchurch NZ. I've taught in three countries, written and lead children's church, and speak professionally (also general drama queen). Speaker of basic Te Reo Māori and NZSL (New Zealand sign language). Passionate about a world where there is room for everyone and their voices at the table.

Thank you for being part of this project.

Ki te Atua te korōria.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. 

Church

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Updates 2

Books in the post!

30/07/2019 at 4:00 PM

Dear wonderful supporters if you live outside CHCH your book/s are in the post to you today.

Hopefully they arrive soon and bring you joy. That top envelope? It's off to the national library archives where all NZ published books with ISBNs belong! 

CHCH supporters I am hoping to get yours to you in the next week accompanied by hugs or high fives.

Hooray! We did it together. Thanks again for your support. :-)

 

Miriampostage time

 

You need to pledge to see this update.

    Pledgers 44

    Rosie
    2019-07-03 12:21:08 +1200

    "Great work Miriam. Looking forward to reading it 😊"

    Kara Dodds
    2019-06-29 10:29:01 +1200
    Sam Harvey
    2019-06-28 20:04:44 +1200
    Rose
    2019-06-28 10:25:00 +1200

    "So excited to read this to my kids and just love your vision Miriam! This was a book I would have loved my parents to read me xx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-26 20:47:26 +1200
    Deb Robertson
    2019-06-26 07:51:42 +1200

    "Love you xxx"

    Cait Harvey
    2019-06-26 07:17:15 +1200
    Ramon Utting
    2019-06-20 11:57:25 +1200
    Leanne
    2019-06-15 07:29:25 +1200

    "Beautiful; your heart, your words & your joy to share 😀"

    Carla Norris
    2019-06-13 11:32:07 +1200

    "Woohoo!!! I cant wait to read this book!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-13 01:32:54 +1200

    "Amazing work Miriam!!! We loved the last book so excited to read this one :) "

    Immanuel Koks
    2019-06-12 15:49:03 +1200

    "I would love this to succeed, so that I can use it to teach my son, Nate, the coherent story of the bible."

    Melissa
    2019-06-12 15:00:53 +1200

    "Woohoo!!! Can't wait to get my hands on this and share it at kids camps!!!! Looks like it's gonna be amazing!!!!!!!!"

    Rachael Anne
    2019-06-12 13:11:42 +1200

    "Miriam, you are brilliant. Sending you much love."

    Sharon Yule
    2019-06-11 09:57:33 +1200
    Gwenda Cripps
    2019-06-10 21:05:58 +1200
    Karen Winder
    2019-06-10 10:18:44 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-09 18:09:00 +1200
    Miriam Fisher
    2019-06-08 16:46:19 +1200

    "Congratulations on a wonderful book. xx"

    Sarah Vickers
    2019-06-07 21:28:11 +1200

    "Super proud to know you and be blessed by your life e hoa - congratulations can't wait to read with the whanau x"

    Marc Wilson
    2019-06-07 20:27:21 +1200

    "Yippee"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-07 18:48:23 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-07 18:10:24 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-07 16:19:12 +1200
    Hope Woodthorpe
    2019-06-07 11:13:22 +1200

    "What a beautiful idea, I pray that this goes ahead for you gorgeous lady xx "

    Belinda O'Keefe
    2019-06-07 06:32:06 +1200

    "Exciting stuff Miriam!!!"

    Emily Smith
    2019-06-06 23:57:13 +1200

    "This looks wonderful! "

    Sophie Laughton-Mutu
    2019-06-06 22:39:05 +1200
    JT
    2019-06-06 20:47:55 +1200

    "Thank you for undertaking this great work for the next generation of believers"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-06 20:20:55 +1200

    "I have been waiting for a book like this. So wish I had read something like this when I was young! Thanks Miriam"

    Followers 1

    Followers of God's Great Story, Our Great Story

    God's Great Story, Our Great Story

    Project 2019-06-01 14:38:53 +1200

    Creation

    A children's picture book that tells the big story of the Bible. From creation's garden to final city.

    A theological telling of the great narrative. This book is the story I wish I knew growing up. It is purposeful, joyful and life shaping.

    It's all too easy to think of the Bible as a whole collection of small stories that don't relate to each other. Is there really a story that goes all the way from the garden of Eden to the city of Revelation? Yes there is! That story includes 3 perfect invitations that flow right through the history of Israel, through the life of Jesus and into the mission of the Church.

    Does that story have a place for you? Yes it absolutely does. This book has come out of a class on Biblical Theology - it thoughtfully offers an invitational, poetic, colourful story of how the Big Story is filled with love and purpose and there is a space for all of us to come in and be part of it. Perfect for children (and adults).

    Early praise for the book:

    The illustrations are beautiful and thought provoking and the text draws the reader in to the grand narrative of scripture. There are plenty of openings for inquisitive minds to start wondering. Philippa Isom - Teacher Educator

     

    ngā tangata

    Want to tell the story well? Love books that are beautifully written and deeply meaningful? Work with children in faith areas? Have babies, grandbabies, nieces or nephews or special little people in your life? This is the book for you.

    I'm Miriam - author/illustrator/maker/stitcher/life-enthusiast and a teacher training teachers. I'm also working on a Masters of Theology at Laidlaw College in beautiful Christchurch NZ. I've taught in three countries, written and lead children's church, and speak professionally (also general drama queen). Speaker of basic Te Reo Māori and NZSL (New Zealand sign language). Passionate about a world where there is room for everyone and their voices at the table.

    Thank you for being part of this project.

    Ki te Atua te korōria.

    Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. 

    Church

    Comments

    Books in the post!

    30/07/2019 at 4:00 PM

    Dear wonderful supporters if you live outside CHCH your book/s are in the post to you today.

    Hopefully they arrive soon and bring you joy. That top envelope? It's off to the national library archives where all NZ published books with ISBNs belong! 

    CHCH supporters I am hoping to get yours to you in the next week accompanied by hugs or high fives.

    Hooray! We did it together. Thanks again for your support. :-)

     

    Miriampostage time

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Rosie
      2019-07-03 12:21:08 +1200

      "Great work Miriam. Looking forward to reading it 😊"

      Kara Dodds
      2019-06-29 10:29:01 +1200
      Sam Harvey
      2019-06-28 20:04:44 +1200
      Rose
      2019-06-28 10:25:00 +1200

      "So excited to read this to my kids and just love your vision Miriam! This was a book I would have loved my parents to read me xx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-26 20:47:26 +1200
      Deb Robertson
      2019-06-26 07:51:42 +1200

      "Love you xxx"

      Cait Harvey
      2019-06-26 07:17:15 +1200
      Ramon Utting
      2019-06-20 11:57:25 +1200
      Leanne
      2019-06-15 07:29:25 +1200

      "Beautiful; your heart, your words & your joy to share 😀"

      Carla Norris
      2019-06-13 11:32:07 +1200

      "Woohoo!!! I cant wait to read this book!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-13 01:32:54 +1200

      "Amazing work Miriam!!! We loved the last book so excited to read this one :) "

      Immanuel Koks
      2019-06-12 15:49:03 +1200

      "I would love this to succeed, so that I can use it to teach my son, Nate, the coherent story of the bible."

      Melissa
      2019-06-12 15:00:53 +1200

      "Woohoo!!! Can't wait to get my hands on this and share it at kids camps!!!! Looks like it's gonna be amazing!!!!!!!!"

      Rachael Anne
      2019-06-12 13:11:42 +1200

      "Miriam, you are brilliant. Sending you much love."

      Sharon Yule
      2019-06-11 09:57:33 +1200
      Gwenda Cripps
      2019-06-10 21:05:58 +1200
      Karen Winder
      2019-06-10 10:18:44 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-09 18:09:00 +1200
      Miriam Fisher
      2019-06-08 16:46:19 +1200

      "Congratulations on a wonderful book. xx"

      Sarah Vickers
      2019-06-07 21:28:11 +1200

      "Super proud to know you and be blessed by your life e hoa - congratulations can't wait to read with the whanau x"

      Marc Wilson
      2019-06-07 20:27:21 +1200

      "Yippee"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-07 18:48:23 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-07 18:10:24 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-07 16:19:12 +1200
      Hope Woodthorpe
      2019-06-07 11:13:22 +1200

      "What a beautiful idea, I pray that this goes ahead for you gorgeous lady xx "

      Belinda O'Keefe
      2019-06-07 06:32:06 +1200

      "Exciting stuff Miriam!!!"

      Emily Smith
      2019-06-06 23:57:13 +1200

      "This looks wonderful! "

      Sophie Laughton-Mutu
      2019-06-06 22:39:05 +1200
      JT
      2019-06-06 20:47:55 +1200

      "Thank you for undertaking this great work for the next generation of believers"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-06 20:20:55 +1200

      "I have been waiting for a book like this. So wish I had read something like this when I was young! Thanks Miriam"

      Followers of God's Great Story, Our Great Story

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 07/07/2019 at 9:00 PM.