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Joyce Meyer Helps Kids Dicover Inner Peace
(June 6, 2012)
# 1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Inspirational Speaker Joyce Meyer Helps Kids Discover Inner Peace Through a Baseball Game at Everyday Zoo"When we make good decisions that please God, we feel calm and peaceful inside."
Following the success of her debut children's book, Every Which Way to Pray, hailed as "refreshingly unpreachy and theologically accessible" by Publisher's Weekly, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer returns with FIELD OF PEACE (Zondervan; September 2012; $15.99). It is the second installment in the "Everyday Zoo" series of inspirational children's stories, with illustrations by Mary Sullivan.
Named one of the most influential evangelical leaders in America by Time Magazine, Meyer has penned more than 90 books and inspired millions around the world through her renowned ministry and national radio and television broadcasts. Now she is continuing her outreach to children by teaching valuable Christian lessons set against the vibrant backdrop of the fictional Everyday Zoo.
In FIELD OF PEACE, Meyer introduces two new Everyday Zoo characters who get a lesson in inner peace through a series of events leading up to the annual championship baseball game. Boyd the Giraffe, star pitcher for The Wilds, has his heart set on winning the trophy. But an incident on the field leaves his teammate, Arnold Armadillo, incapable of catching or hitting the ball. Boyd worries that Arnold will cause The Wilds to lose the big game.
When presented with an opportunity to exclude Arnold from the championship, Boyd must decide which is more important-winning the trophy or being a good friend, pleasing God and feeling at peace with his decision.
As the baseball season heats up this fall, readers will relate to the FIELD OF PEACE and get a sense of the calming nature of the national pastime, especially in light of Meyer's poignant lesson in inner peace. Children will discover how to maintain that peace, even during the big game!
Fans of Every Which Way to Pray will recognize Sullivan's colorful illustrations of adored returning characters, including Hayley and Harley Hippo.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical bible teachers and founder of Joyce Meyer Ministries. A #1 New York Times bestselling author and named one of the most influential evangelical leaders in America by Time Magazine, she has written more than 90 inspirational books, which have been translated into 84 languages. Meyer's "Enjoying Everyday Life" radio and television programs broadcast around the world and translate into 43 different languages. She travels extensively conducting conferences. Meyer and her husband have four children and ten grandchildren and make their home in St. Louis, Missouri. www.joycemeyer.org
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Mary Sullivan was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised all over central Texas. Sullivan studied at the University of Texas in Austin, earning a BFA in studio art. She has been drawing for as long as she can remember and is forever grateful to her parents for filling her childhood home with music, art, and poetry. Mary currently lives in Austin, Texas, and spends her days drawing and writing for children.
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