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On a visit to Tallinn, Estonia, recently, I was both delighted and moved to find a nativity scene proudly displayed in the Town Hall Square. Estonia only declared independence from Russia in 1991 – what a great sign of freedom, to now be able to openly proclaim Emmanuel, God with us, in a public place. How alarming that in the UK such freedoms are now being eroded! Under the Russians, all Estonian women had to go back to work 56 days after their babies were born. From that time on children went to State nurseries, where they were taught that only backward and stupid people believe in God. Even though as Christians we are facing some opposition here in the west, we still have freedom to pass on the good news to the children of our land – let's cherish that freedom and use it while we have it. God will build his church – let's be part of it.
Last orders!(Skip this section if you already have all your Christmas gifts sorted . . . unless you want a free book anyway!)
It's not too late to order books for Christmas, but only just! If your local Christian bookshop has sold out of the ones you want, you can order them from our website TODAY (19th December 2014):
Click here to go to the Dernier website
As a thank you for all your support throughout this year, I'd like to make you a special offer, to help you reach out to the children on your heart: if you order two books or more through our website today, I will send a
free copy of Living in Hope for you to give away, with our compliments. BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO ACT NOW, so get clicking!
To receive your FREE BOOK, simply write 'Living in Hope' on the contact form on the website, or on the note when you pay by Paypal or credit/debit card. Although the free book won't appear on your shopping cart, it will automatically be added to your order at our end, and sent to you with the other books you have ordered.Here's a brief bit of blurb about each of our current titles, with a link, to help you save time searching for yourself (I know how busy life is right now!):
: fun story for girls. Emily Jane travels to Africa wearing magic shoes, where she makes friends, learns about crocodiles and makes some important discoveries about God.
: never a dull moment in this story about freedom from fear for 8-11s, set in Canada. Perfect for sensitive children. Audio versions also available.
: Set in rural Rwanda. Shema discovers through a series of adventures that he has a father in heaven who cares for him. Great book for children in difficult circumstances.
: Sequel to 'Pilot'. Shema and his family have found a new faith, but when one of their friends is tricked into leaving for the city, will their new faith survive? Includes lots of football matches, so a great book for boys as well as girls!
Two lads move to Shema's village with their families to set up a medical centre. Neither boy wants to go, but they make friends and discover that God knows best. Great book for children facing change.
Mystery adventure story– four children from a church youth club solve the mystery of who is in the white van. Gentle introduction to modern slavery. Exciting page-turner for reluctant readers.
Sequel to The Treasure Hunt. The four Christian friends are hot on the tail of a shed burglar, but get themselves in trouble. Lovely way to show that it's great to be a Christian!
: All 10-14-year-old girls need to read this book! Christian issues but all part of a fun story. Each of the six featured girls has her own perspective – and it all ends up with a party!
Second book in the series. The girls discover that they don't have to wait until they are older to make a difference.
Beech Bank Girls, Christmas is Coming!
The perfect book for girls this Christmas! The friends learn more about faith and answered prayer – all through the trials of teenage life. :-)
Gripping story about a lad who has a tough life, but is saved by a mystery girl who makes him think for the first time in his life. Then Lily falls ill; can he, in turn, save her? For 11-14s. If you're stuck for a book for a boy, this would be a good choice.
More News!I have so much more news to share with you, but I think I'll keep it for another week when you have a bit more time for reading! So for now, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas – I do hope the newsletters have been an encouragement to you this year. May God's presence remain with you during this wonderful season when we celebrate the birth of our dear Lord Jesus.
And hope you all have a lovely break!
PS Please do pass this on to anyone who might be interested. Thank you!