A Letter From Sheila Walsh...
Angels have always fascinated me. As a young girl, I would gaze in wonder at illustrations of their airy magnificence, soak up each and every story from the Bible about these specifically created beings and would imagine that my very own guardian angel was behind me each step of the way.
Fast forward to 2011 and I am still fascinated by these heavenly creatures. Yet now as a grown woman and mother, I find myself amazed and a little perplexed by what fascinates today’s modern little girl. Monsters, vampires and wizards, oh my! It seems these fictitious other worldly beings are now captivating their young minds and enveloping their young worlds. As a parent, I wanted to create a new children’s book series that would put the spotlight on a subject truly worthy of fascination....angels.
So I set out to develop a new character that young readers would embrace and delight in, and out from my pen and from my heart poured a new series, Gabby, God’s Little Angel. Gabby is an adorable guardian angel in training who finds that she has so much to learn about taking care of God’s children. Introducing your little ones to the very real truth that, “He will put his angels in charge of you...they will watch over you wherever you go.” (Psalm 91:11 ICB); this delightful new series was written to teach this comforting message in a way easy for them to understand.
I am so passionate about teaching the little angels in your own lives just how much God loves them. I pray that through my new little friend, Gabby, they will discover
this truth and rest assured that He is always watching over them!
On the wings of angels,
Sheila, What was the inspiration behind Gabby, God’s Little Angel?
When I became a mom the greatest desire of my heart was to teach my son that God loves him and watches over him all the days of his life. I wanted him to know that on his good days and on his bad days, God’s love and faithfulness remains the same.
Then that big day came when he set off for his first day at school and I was faced with the reality that the circle of his life was getting wider and I couldn’t always be there to watch over him. What became so clear to me was that God’s commitment to watch over my son; to watch over all our children is so much greater than any parent could ever offer.
What do you hope your readers take away from the book?
There’s a lot of interest in angels in our culture but so much of it is based on fairy tales and not the truth of God’s word. In Matthew’s gospel he recalls a conversation between Jesus and the disciples as to who is the greatest in the
. Jesus drew a child to his side and
said, Kingdom of God
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” (18:10)
We live in a crazy world but we serve a God who loves us and our children with a relentless passion. What a gift to let our children know that they are never alone, that they are always loved-that is a story worth telling!
How does this series differ from Gigi?
The heart behind Gigi is to let little girls know that as they are right now they are loved by God and are truly princesses because God our Father is a King.
The heart behind Gaby is to let them know they are never alone, that God and His angels are watching over them.
Sheila Walsh is excited to announce her new series for little girls and she is celebrating Gabby’s arrival with a fun KINDLE Giveaway and an Angel FB party on October 4th!
Meet Gabby for yourself here. Help Sheila introduce Gabby - be sure to check out her video trailer promotion here!
In Gabby, God’s Little Angel, Gigi fans will fall in love with Gabby and learn about God’s love and provision and a little about His invisible creation, the angels.
Read what people are saying here.
Enter today - Sheila and her publisher, Thomas Nelson, have put together an “Angel” prize package worth over $150.00!
One lucky winner will receive:
- A brand new KINDLE with Wi-Fi
- Gabby, God’s Little Angel
But wait! There’s more …
On October 4th join Sheila at her Author Page on FB for the Gabby, God’s Little Angel Party! She will announce the winner of the KINDLE, host a chat and give away a ton of fun products from the Gigi and Gabby line! RSVP today and then be sure to stop by on October 4th at 5:00 PM PST (6 PM MST, 7 PM CST, & 8 PM EST).
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