has been teaching the Bible for several decades and writing
children's books for almost as long. As some point, he decided to
write some children's books that could be used as a teaching tool.
What better to teach children than the principles of fair play,
kindness and integrity?
Bill's background in music and art have been extremely helpful in
the creation of the characters and setting for this series of
stories. Bill lives and works in Nashville, TN and has a busy life
with music, art and writing.
Here's one of Bill's children's book concepts:
The General Store Gang
(A Senate Records Production | Coming Spring 2008)
Primary Characters in the adventures are:
(Joshua) who is 8-years-old, an all-American boy with
red hair, freckles, and a great love for bikes, baseball and
7-years-old. Seven-and-a-half to anyone who asks. Handsome,
African-American boy who is Josh's best friend and Sunday School
Classmate; loves baseball, soccer and any adventure.
Mary, 8-years-old. Beautiful young girl whose mother is blond, blue-eyed
and whose father is part Navajo. She has her mother's hair and
eyes and her father's strong features and love of nature. Loves
bikes, hiking, camping and being with her friends. Mary is also
a Sunday School classmate who never misses a chance to
participate in an adventure.
(David) is the owner of the general store. He is in his 40's and
teaches the kid's Sunday School class. Because he is the kid's
mentor, he can help them learn about real life outside the
Small town America. A place where kids can still ride their bikes
around town without the fear of crime. There are county fairs,
rodeos and small town values. Families still go on picnics and have
dinner together. There are a few somewhat unsavory folks and one or
two bullies in town, but the interaction with them is part of the
teaching of life's lessons.
Dave teaches Sunday School at the local church and is the kid's best
grown-up friend. He also owns the General Store. The first story
tells the history of the store and why its important to the story
line. Mr. Dave interacts with the kids during the week and
reinforces the lessons he teaches them on Sunday. He also helps them
to bring the Bible lessons off the pages and into real life. Like
all of us, he sometimes falls on hard times and has his share of
problems. The kids and their families sometimes have problems as
well and the stories show how the lessons learned in God's Word
should be used to deal with real life problems.
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