I’m excited to share with you that my good friend, Danika Cooley, just release a brand new book. You may already be familiar with Danika’s amazing Bible curriculum for grades K-12, Bible Road Trip, and the book I shared about last fall, When Lightning Struck: The Story of Martin Luther for teens.
Now she has written a beautiful story for younger children, Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth. This sweet book takes children on a journey through the growth of a baby in utero, birth, and the Gospel. It is filled with Scripture, images of what a baby looks like as it grows inside his mommy’s tummy, and information about what is happening at each stage of fetal growth. It is a precious way to begin instilling the Truth that babies are a blessed gift and live is sacred from the beginning.
Danika is a precious, Jesus-loving, homeschool mom who has spent much of the past 6 years honing her skills as a researcher, writer, and theologian. I am so impressed her that I want to share a short interview with Danika, so you can get to know her better and learn more about why she wrote Wonderfully Made.
Be sure to scroll all the way down to find a giveaway of Wonderfully Made, along with other wonderful resources for your family, including a set of first trimester fetal models (your kids will love seeing how teeny tiny they once were!). The giveaway is valued at $600 and also includes Danika’s Bible Road Trip (our current Bible curriculum) and When Lighting Struck (Ben’s favorite book he read in 2015).
What inspired you to write Wonderfully Made?
What was your main goal in writing Wonderfully Made?
Which part of researching Wonderfully Made was the most personally interesting to you?
What was the book that most influenced your life — and why?
With all of the duties that you juggle, when do you fit in the time to write?
What else do you want readers to know? Consider your likes and dislikes, interests and hobbies, your favorite ways to relax — whatever comes to mind.
To celebrate the release of Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth by Danika Cooley, I am hosting a wonderful giveaway with the rest of the launch team. The giveaway includes a hardcover copy of the book, along with several other books and products your family is sure to enjoy. The total value of the giveaway is nearly $600!
Here is what you could win:
Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth by Danika Cooley – hardcover $9.99 value
Wonderfully made is an excellent book that introduces a young child to the wonder of God’s creation – the wonder and miracle of birth. From conception in the womb through the nine months within the mother’s womb Danika Cooley takes us on a journey of discovery… the discovery of life.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13
Touch of Life First Trimester Fetal Models $89.95 value
Sculpted from real-life photos, these four fetal models representing weeks 7, 8, 9, and 10 after conception have a personality of their own, and the life-like feel of the skin brings home the humanity of the preborn baby in its first trimester of life. Accurately portrayed thanks to medical descriptions and photos, these little samples of life are a great educational tool for helping to understand the wonder of the early stages of human development.
Bible Road Trip Year One Curriculum (includes Lower and Upper Grammar Notebooking Journals $60 value
The Bible Road Trip Year One Curriculum is a 463-page digital PDF download of the full Bible Road Trip Year One curriculum for all five levels, preschool through high school. The Bible Road Trip Year One Curriculum includes the Parent / Teacher Guide and 32 weeks of curriculum schedules for all grades.
$100 Amazon Gift Card $100 value
Enjoy shopping amazon.com with a gift of $100 + an adorable bookmark.
Big Bible Science: Experiment and Explore God’s World by Erin Lee Green (Ages 5-11) $12.99 value
Big Bible Science helps children and those who teach them to explore God’s World and God’s Word through real live science experiments. There are twenty-one different units taking students through scientific concepts such as Gravity, Friction, Animal Classification and the Nervous System.
My 1st Books and More by Carine MacKenzie and Philip Ross (ages 4-7) $15.99 value
Who is God? What does he do? Can I know Jesus? Why did he die? Children always have questions about God. They want to know what it means to be a Christian and who Jesus is. My 1st Books and More gives a year’s worth and more of bible readings, devotions and memory verses.
Living Water in the Desert: True Stories of God at Work in Iran by Rebecca Davis $8.99 value
One man was overcome by the missionary’s kindness. Another was stopped by a vision of men in blue. One became sick and tired of his own religion. Another saw a man named Jesus in a dream, coming to him on a donkey. A girl found a strange book on the floor of the library and visited a secret prayer meeting. All of them eventually came to Jesus Christ for His full and free salvation, becoming missionaries to their own people. Seventeen chapters tell true stories of the Living Water pouring out on the country of Iran, even up to the present day.
Lights in a Dark Place: True Stories of God at Work in Colombia by Rebecca Davis (ages 7-12) $8.99 value
Colombia has been known as a land of violence, but God is at work! Even though the Colombian people have reacted with violence to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, God has delivered people from burning houses . . . God has healed ones who cursed . . . God has given people dreams and visions . . . God has rescued kidnapers . . . God has conquered demons of darkness. Read fourteen true stories of the Light of the World shining in the land of Colombia, South America.
Jungle Doctor’s Monkey Tales by Paul White $8.99 value
The wisdom of monkeys is proverbially small. They never could remember not to get too near to the hind feet of zebra, nor to throw coconuts at Chewi the leopard, nor to look into the eyes of snakes. Luckily for his little nephews, Uncle Nyani, the only survivor of a family of seven, is always near at hand to tell them how they can live to be as old as he is!
Jungle Doctor’s Tug-of-War by Paul White (ages 5-11) $8.99 value
Even by monkey standards, young Toto is pretty dim! Those baddies of the jungle, Crunch the Crocodile, Mbisi the Hyena, Slinki the Jackal, Vibi the Vulture and Gnark the crow look as though they are going to have an easy time finishing him off. However, Toto soon finds himself in the middle of a tug-of-war, for his real friends, Elephant, Giraffe, Parrot and Hornbill are determined to rescue him from the clutches of the jungle underworld.
The Bible’s Big Story: Salvation History for Kids by James M. Hamilton Jr. $4.99
With easily remembered rhymes and Bible verses take your child through the span of Salvation History from Creation to the Fall, the Flood to the Exodus, the Exile to the Crucifixion and beyond… James M. Hamilton writes about real history, God’s Salvation History, and our future.
1000s of topical pages, themes, and designs . . . Perfect for any subject or study A to Z!
Art Study ♦ Copywork ♦ Character Study ♦ Famous Men & Women ♦ Geography (state/country studies, continental, world maps) ♦ History of the Ancient World, Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, and Modern Times ♦ Music Study ♦ Nature Study ♦ Science ♦ Timelines ♦ and more!
A customizable home management planner for every area of your life that craves order.
Hal and Melanie Young: Mom & Dad Special: Raising Real Men (book + audiobook) plus a free registration to both Boot Camp 9-12 AND Boyhood Boot Camp. $101 value
If this is God’s chosen gift to us, then why does it seem so hard? How can we prepare these boys to serve God when we can barely make it through the day? Isn’t there a better way? The answer is yes.
When You Lie Down: Lullabies and Scripture Songs CD $12.97 value
These twelve songs remind us that true rest, comfort and hope come from God alone. This music is an awesome way to experience God’s Word with your baby, kids and family. You will discover that this album will be a powerful addition to use in your personal time with God.
Seeds Onesie- Psalm 139:13-14 $14.97 value
Seeds Family Worship Onesie featuring Psalm 139:13-14 on the front with a small Seeds logo on the back.
Cultivating Responsibility: Parenting Wisdom for Ages 9-12 by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN $14.99 value
The later elementary age years are among the greatest times to build responsibility in children. Heart transformation takes place when parents use other tools than behavior modification.
Elementary Foundations: Parenting Wisdom for Ages 5-8by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN $14.99 value
Many new things happen during the ages of 5-8. Children start school, develop significant friendships, learn to think abstractly instead of just concretely, and have a greater ability to draw close to God. Parenting during this stage produces a number of challenges and opportunities so you’ll want to be prepared.
Join us for the Wonderfully Made Facebook Release Party on Thursday, April 21. We’ll have even more giveaways and freebies, too! The party begins at 9pm EST, and you can RSVP on the event page