Monday, March 15, 2010

AUTHORS CORNER: "The Little Pot" Children's Book by Dawn Stephens

Authors Corner here at 20-20 Faith Sight has grown in popularity. So we are now doing two Christian writer/author profiles per month! Expect to see new posts about authors, their books and other up-n'-coming writers revealed here around the 15th and 30th of each month.

As an elementary school teacher and mother of three daughters, Dawn Stephens gained a love for books and was convinced she'd be a teacher forever. But she found herself thrust into the business world. With this changing career path, she searched to understand God's plan for her life, and wrote The Little Pot as part of this quest.

The Story of The Little Pot
Soon after a potter lovingly forms a new pot and declares that he has important plans for his creation, the little pot begins to wonder what its purpose will be. Will it be used to hold important documents? Great riches? Beautiful flowers? As various expectations prove wrong, the little pot is cautioned to wait and see. Gradually, Little Pot comes to realize that its creator knows best and has the most wonderful of all uses planned for it.

Through serving God in many different capacities, Stephens sees her own true purpose to bear “fruit” from whatever “The Potter” gives her. Likewise, she hopes young readers will realize that the same is true for them: that, like Little Pot, they were designed to be vessels that bear “fruit.”

Her warm illustrations beautifully enhance this charming allegory about patience and fulfillment. A valuable teaching tool for parents and educators, The Little Pot's simple but timeless message can be enjoyed by all generations, and many more to come.

Signed copies of The Little Pot can be purchased at Dawn Stephens' website. It is also available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and Borders. Little Pot also has a Fan Page! Go here at Facebook.

Stephens has helped several school systems develop fun, developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching materials for state tested standards.

The author of this blog, 20-20 Faith Sight, has also written a book, "What Every Christian Should Know about the Jewish People." See information in column at right.


Vanda R March 15, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

Great book - I recommend it highly to families looking for good books for their young children to read!

Donna Perugini March 15, 2010 at 8:24 PM  

Oh, Little have so much to tell the children! I recommend this book for snuggling and reading together. Do the craft from Dawn's site. Hang it on the door knob or bed post. Better yet, fill it with tiny foiled chocolate eggs for Easter and give it with the Little Pot book to a 'very loved child or grandchild.

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