Penny Preaches

God Gives Good Gifts to Everyone!

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Pub Date Aug 13 2024 | Archive Date Aug 22 2024

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Description

Penny loves the sermon on Sunday because she loves to think about big things. But when preaching from the front porch to her friends doesn't turn out quite as she expected, Penny wonders if she was wrong to want to teach others about God.

Written by Amy Dixon and Rob Dixon, and featuring delightful illustrations from Jennifer Davison, Penny's story reminds us that God gives good gifts to everyone! Penny Preaches will be enjoyed by children as well as the adults who read with them. Also included is a note from the authors to encourage further conversation about the topic.

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Penny loves the sermon on Sunday because she loves to think about big things. But when preaching from the front porch to her friends doesn't turn out quite as she expected, Penny wonders if she was...


Advance Praise

"As a parent, I fell in love with Penny. As a pastor, I fell in love with the message of this book! Penny's courage, her parents' care, and the pastor's encouragement when Penny meets her near the book's end filled me with joy. To any little girls out there wondering if God might be calling them to preach: spend some time with Penny and the God who loves her, and you may find your answer."

-Courtney Ellis, pastor and author of Looking Up: A Birder's Guide to Hope Through Grief

"As a parent, I fell in love with Penny. As a pastor, I fell in love with the message of this book! Penny's courage, her parents' care, and the pastor's encouragement when Penny meets her near the...


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ISBN 9781514008584
PRICE $18.00 (USD)
PAGES 32

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This is a beautifully illustrated book that reminds our girls that they can follow their dreams and be whoever they want to be. As a person who hasn't had the best experience with organized religion, I wasn't sure about this one when my daughter picked it out. However, it was such a lovely book with a beautiful message. We need many more books like this to encourage our kiddos to be kind and follow their dreams.

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A wonderful and inspiring story about a girl who feels like she is called to share the word of God. With encouraging parents and a pastor who shows her that anything is possible and to follow where her heart leads her she soon discovers that possibilities are endless. An encouraging story to all little girls who want to follow where their heart leads them. I love how the story shows her strong passion for sharing the word of God and how she sticks to what she feels is the right thing to do. The illustrations in this story are beautiful. I love that the important phrases that stuck with me and my children are illustrated and bold to see. Our favorite is LOVED CHOSEN BRAVE. I love the message that God gives gifts to everyone, we just need to seek to find them. A wonderful story to share as a family. I highly recommend and would give a thousand stars to this story.

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This book is for all young girls who love attending church, coming home, and preaching to our stuffed animal congregations. I wish this book had existed when I was a little girl and had questions about women preaching. The illustrations and text are vibrant, and the main character, Penny, is relatable and will enthrall young and old readers alike. Women being preachers is taboo for certain believers, but this book addresses this theme in a straightforward yet realistic and kind, child-friendly manner. Another aspect I enjoyed about this book is its tone towards building a bright world that encourages attending church. It is refreshing and a great thing to see with BIPOC characters in children's literature. This book is a great discussion starter for families around this topic. I will recommend this book to young readers at my church! Thank you, NetGalley and InterVarsity Press, for the lovely digital arc!
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