God is Not so Distant When a Child Needs Help

God is Not so Distant When a Child Needs Help

New Picture Book helps children understand how to reach and communicate with God

CHICAGO,IL/March 9-- Life can sometimes be painful and lonely for adults, but even more so for children. Many unavoidable, hurtful circumstances can break a child's spirit and leave a lot of emotional scars. The lessons, however, that await readers in Keoni's Big Question, an endearing new picture book authored by Patti B. Ogden, teaches children how to reach out and communicate with God in times of need. It gives parents inspiration, encouragement and a gentle way to show their children that God is not as distant as He seems.

Keoni's Big Question, a new release from Capstone Productions, follows the emotions of a little boy who is very curious about God. He has a question, a really big question that no one seems to be able to answer to his satisfaction. This gripping tale follows Keoni ("Key-Oh-Knee" is Hawaiian for John) and a family friend on a fishing trip that turns dangerous, then miraculous. How does Keoni get his question answered? The surprise ending catches readers off guard. Read the book to find out.

Keoni's Big Question is essentially a sharing tool especially written for family reading time. The book's touching ending has even caused families to shed a tear because suddenly they realize that God is not as distant as we think He is and children are relieved to get answers to questions they cannot verbalize. It brings to readers an in-depth look at the love of Jesus Christ through a child's eyes.

A mother and grandmother herself, Ogden says she has watched children experience times of hopelessness and helplessness, with a great need of comfort beyond what a parent or relative can give. The intent of the book, she says, "is to teach, encourage and inspire children to call God on the scene in times of trouble, and to understand that His presence is near in everyday life."

For more information, please visit www.Capstone-Productions.com or order your copy online at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

About the Author
Patti B. Ogden's multi-faceted career in the business accounting and management field began with a background in journalism. As an active Sunday school teacher she enjoys working with children of all ages. She is the author of two more children's books due to be published this year. She lives in Northern Illinois with her husband of 36 years, Jeff.

Keoni's Big Question by Patti B. Ogden
Publication Date: October 7, 2008
Picture Book Hardcover; $12.00; 32 pages;
ISBN 978-0- 9816783-6-8

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