I would like to introduce a very talented Christian author, Cheryl Rogers; she is not only an author, but an artist and musician.
My friend Cheryl likes to write for children because they usually are very open to God. "Children have a special place in my heart. They have so many years ahead of them ... so many years to enjoy getting things right," she says.
Her latest children's ebook is I Can See Christian Storybook Treasury, a unique book that helps defeat doubts about God that develop as a child grows. It begins with I Can See God's ABCs, a story that should be read to the child as he or she is learning about the world. From there, the short stories become increasing complex, dealing with questions like how can we find a God we cannot see, why did Jesus come to Earth and why did Jesus have to die.
I Can See Christian Storybook Treasury is meant to be used through the years with each child and grandchild in the family," Cheryl says. "It can be used with younger and older children at the same time."
Her other books include Making Choices: Life is Like Acorns, a Bible study aimed at children 5 to 10 years old. This ebook is being given away free at http://www.songsfromtheword.com/NewChristianBooks/ through mid-August and through Smashwords.com during the month of July. The story is about a baby squirrel named Peepsy who is learning how to hunt for acorns. His mother teaches him not all acorns are good to eat -- things are not always what they seem to be.
Just Like Jonah Wail Tales, a storybook aimed at preteens and teens, teaches there is a price to pay when you disobey. The modern-day Jonahs make bad choices and land in a whale of trouble, just like the prophet Jonah in the Bible. But when they return to God, He is faithful to change their circumstances.
Her devotions book aimed at new and young believers, Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook, contains 40 short lessons that enable us to live the victorious Christian life, helping us really love and forgive others, set aside pride, deal with tragedy, and death and lots more.
Cheryl knew she wanted to be a writer as a child. She earned a journalism degree in college and honed her skills as a newspaper reporter, but it took a devastating illness for Cheryl to realize what she was supposed to write about. In 1993, she succumbed to a severe immune disorder, Environmental Illness, to which there is no physical cure. After undergoing extensive treatment to no avail, she surrendered her life to Christ and he miraculously healed her.
"My life was in shambles, but God gave me my life back. I learned he was real and well able to handle my problems," Cheryl says.
A Miami native who lives in Tampa, Florida, with her family, Cheryl currently publishes http://www.songsfromtheword.com/NewChristianBooks, a magazine featuring announcements about new kingdom-building books as well as book excerpts, a Bible-based living column, author marketing tips and other features. She has authored a number of Christian titles as well as a couple of ebooks about self publishing.
In addition to her Christian books, Cheryl designs Christian posters, mugs, cards, tees and other products using her nature photographs and Scriptures from the King James Authorized Version. She also has self produced three Scripture song CDs.
"It never was my idea to write Scripture songs," says Cheryl, "but when the first song was sung into my spirit on the second anniversary of my father's death, well, it got my attention. My father wanted my sister and I to write a song as children, but I couldn't come up with a melody. All I could do was the lyrics. And here I was getting a complete melody. I couldn't ignore it."
She discovered a music studio two blocks from her house and was able to complete the CDs with expert help and the knowledge she gained through childhood piano lessons and college voice classes.
"I realized I had better use the talent I had been developing for His purposes," she says, "and so I began sharing the lessons he taught me through Bible columns. These become the basis of my devotions book, Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook."
Cheryl's books are being discounted during the blog tour at http://www.songsfromtheword.com/NewChristianBooks/ for special discounts at Smashwords.com during the month of July.