The Tiny Seed: A Parable (Hardcover)
First there was a seed. A tiny seed. But it was a seed with possibility... Best-selling children's author and illustrator duo Katie Warner and Meg Whalen (I Went to Mass, This is the Church, Fr. Ben Gets Ready for Mass) bring to life for young readers Christ's famous parable of the mustard seed. Through charming illustrations and a beautiful, scriptural storyline, The Tiny Seed reveals the deep truth of our God-given uniqueness, and the incredible process your children will undergo as they grow into the person God wants them to be. A Note from the Author Contrary to our modern culture's self-esteem movement, which is more rooted in self-love than God-love, I want my children to recognize that they are great, important, and strong precisely because they are fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Psalm 139), and their unique identity, rooted in Him, is to be cherished, celebrated, and shared. This comforting, inspiring book will help you and your children marvel at the ways in which God has made them special, as they grow to uncover how they will use these gifts to share God's goodness, truth, beauty, and love with the world. I hope readers will love seeing their own stories reflected in the illustrations, relishing the process of God's love blooming in your own life.
Katie Warner is a Catholic homeschooling mom who loves to make and share creative resources to raise faith-filled families. Katie is the author and editor of the FirstFaithTreasury.com series, Catholic picture books, Head & Heart: Becoming Spiritual Leaders for Your Family, and a popular prayer journal series including A Parent Who Prays. She holds a graduate degree in Catholic Theology from the Augustine Institute, where she met Meg and fell in love with Meg's art. In her spare time, Katie writes for the National Catholic Register, manages KatieWarner.com, and helps others home to the Church through Catholics Come Home. Katie lives in Georgia with her husband and fellow book-loving children. Meg Whalen studied business at Elon University in North Carolina, but soon after realized that her talents and passions were pulling her in a different direction. Inspired from a young age by comic strips like Calvin & Hobbes and gaining a new appreciation for the beauty in children's books, she moved to Colorado and enrolled in the children's book illustration program at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. While living in Denver, she also completed a master's degree in Theology at the Augustine Institute. She now lives in Florida with her husband, Danny, and their book loving children.