Joni Eareckson Tada signs Childrens’ book deal with The Good Book Company
CHARLOTTE, NC—The Good Book Company is excited to announce that Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of the international ministry Joni and Friends and author of several notable books, has signed a Childrens’ book deal with TGBC.
Tada’s childrens’ book will be a new addition to the hugely popular Tales that Tell the Truth series. Combining stunning illustration from the award-winning Catalina Echeverri with faithful, Bible-centered story-telling, the series includes God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell and The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross by Carl Laferton. Joni’s book will share the glory of heaven with kids and help them to get excited about their resurrected future with Jesus in a way that encourages them to navigate trials and difficulties in this life.
Reflecting on writing this book about heaven for 3 to 6 year olds, Tada, who is represented by Andrew Wolgemuth of Wolgemuth & Associates Literary Agency, says, “When it comes to gripping hearts for heaven, I always jump at the chance to help young readers grasp a picture of their eternal destiny. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to capture the hearts of boys and girls for their glorious future with the Lord Jesus, and to be part of the family of authors who are writing for Tales that Tell the Truth, this exceptional series which highlights powerful Bible-based stories illustrated with whimsical illustrations.”
Carl Laferton, Executive Vice President of Publishing at TGBC, says, “When we first dreamed of producing a book for kids about resurrection life, the first and obvious choice as author was Joni. The impact for God’s kingdom of her personal witness and wonderful ministry is incalculable, and so we are both delighted and honored that she has chosen to publish this book with The Good Book Company.”
The book is due to launch in the fall of 2022. Other forthcoming titles in the series include “The God Contest,” launching in February 2021, and a book helping kids to pray, authored by Laura Wifler, that releases in fall 2021.
About the Author
Joni Eareckson Tada is an author, artist, speaker, and the founder of the international ministry Joni and Friends, which has been advancing disability ministry for more than 40 years.
About the Illustrator
Catalina Echeverri is a Colombian freelance illustrator specializing in children’s books. She is based in London, UK, and illustrated the bestselling The Garden, The Curtain and the Cross.
About The Good Book Company
Founded in 1991, The Good Book Company (TGBC) is an international Christian publisher. Their Bible studies, books, devotionals, videos, tracts, evangelistic courses, and training materials are used throughout the English-speaking world, and in translation in over 35 languages worldwide. Everyone at TGBC is passionate about the Lord Jesus, His word, His church, and His gospel of grace. They create and publish biblical, relevant, and accessible resources that will encourage Christians to keep going, keep growing, and keep sharing their faith
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