Item description for Hello, Stars!: A Sleepytime Tale of God's Loving Presence by Sheila Walsh, Tara McClary Reeves & Deborah Maze...
Overview This book begins one evening after bedtime, when young Sam decides that God is like the stars twinkling outside his bedroom window--happy, bright, and bathing him with light. The next day, after his beloved stuffed bear disappears, Sam asks God to help him find his favorite friend. When the cuddly bear doesn't show up, however, Sam decides that God is gone and cannot hear his prayers. But Sam is about to learn a very important lesson about God who is always with us and never leaves us--even in the times when we feel the most alone. Written for children ages 2 to 5, this delightful, rhyming nighttime story teaches little ones about God's love and everlasting presence.
Publishers Description Reassurance that the Stars–and God's Love–Will Always Shine One evening after bedtime, young Sam decides that God is like the stars twinkling outside his bedroom window–happy, bright, and bathing him with light. The next day, after his beloved stuffed bear disappears, Sam asks God to help him find his favorite friend.
When the cuddly bear doesn't show up, however, Sam decides that God is gone and cannot hear his prayers. But Sam is about to learn a very important lesson of how God is always with us and never leaves us–even in the times when we feel the most alone. Sheila Walsh is the host of Children of Faith, a spin-off of the popular Women of Faith conferences. She is also a world renowned recording artist, keynote speaker for Women of Faith, former co-host of The 700 Club, and the author or coauthor of numerous books for grown-ups, including Honestly, Bring Back the Joy, and Living Fearlessly. Sheila and her husband, Barry, live with their son, Christian, in Nashville, Tennessee.
ILLUSTRATORBIO: Deborah Maze's evocative illustrations grace the pages of numerous greeting cards and picture books, including The Chronicles of Narnia picture book editions. Deborah resides in Capistrano Beach, California, with her husband, John, and their two children.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.83" Width: 8.78" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Oct 9, 2001
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Grade Level Pre School
ISBN 1578563364 ISBN13 9781578563364
Availability 0 units.
More About Sheila Walsh, Tara McClary Reeves & Deborah Maze
Sheila Walsh is a powerful Bible teacher and best-selling author from Scotland with over 4 million books sold. A featured speaker with Women of Faith® conferences, she has reached more than 5 million women by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with God's Word. Her passion to see women's lives transformed by the power of God's word is contagious. Currently completing her Masters in Theology, Sheila lives in Frisco, Texas with her husband, Barry, her son, Christian, and her two little dogs, Belle and Tink.
Walsh began her career as a contemporary Christian singer after finishing college with studies in theology from London Bible College (now London School of Theology) in 1979 and music from the London Academy of Operatic Art. Walsh worked as an evangelist with the British chapter of Youth For Christ and sang with a group known as "The Oasis" until going solo in 1981. She also worked closely at this time with keyboard player Chris Rolinson, who contributed extensively to the unique sound on her first "new wave" style album, Future Eyes. He also toured with her on her first United States tour, where she opened for Phil Keaggy. As Walsh enjoyed some success both in the United Kingdom and America as a CCM musician, she was asked by minister Pat Robertson to serve as a co-host of his television talk-show, The 700 Club in 1987. Walsh served in this capacity into 1992 and also hosted her own talk-show, Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh.
Ideological differences with Pat Robertson and general feelings of depression brought Walsh to re-examine her life's direction. After leaving Pat Robertson's enterprises in 1992 she sought therapy for her depression, eventually returning to college at Fuller Theological Seminary in California to take on doctoral studies in theology. Pat Robertson explained her departure from CBN as the result of a "nervous breakdown" brought on by the tremendous demands of her work with CBN. He asked his viewers to keep her in their prayers and ask God to give her the strength to continue doing His work.
She went on to write a book exploring her struggle with depression and her experiences with her faith as a Christian, entitled Honestly. While Walsh had written several books on theology before, this autobiography would become the wellspring of her later work on personal aspects of faith and would set the tone for her introspective, personal, but evangelical approach to affairs of modern theology.
Over the course of the latter 1990s, Walsh's work has concerned women's issues within the church and the unique relationship of the contemporary woman with God. She has written over seventeen books including Honestly, Living Fearlessly, and Life is Tough, but God is Faithful. She has also written several books for children recently. She also has continued her musical career as a songwriter and singer and has recorded several albums of new Christian music and traditional hymns arranged to a Celtic sound.
In 2005, Walsh partnered with Tommy Nelson publishers to create a line of children's books and DVDs called Gigi, God's Little Princess TM. The brand has become the #1 Christian Girl's brand and continues to be popular and releases new products.
Walsh, with her family, is now an active attendee of Prestonwood Baptist Church, in Plano, Texas.
As of 2007, Walsh has appeared on many TV programs such as: Life Today, Hour of Power and The Rock Gospel Show (BBC) among many others. She was a member of the team "Women of Faith" on the second season of The American Bible Challenge on GSN.
Sheila Walsh currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Sheila Walsh was born in 1956.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Hello, Stars!: A Sleepytime Tale of God's Loving Presence?
My son was asking about God Mar 16, 2008
My 4 year old has been asking about God, why he can't see him. This is a good book to peak his interest. We've read it several times since we received it.
Great story for toddlers Jan 10, 2007
My son loves this book. He is intrigued by stars and all things sky-related, anyway, and this book ties that in well with a simple teaching about how God never leaves us. The part about the toy being lost hits close to home, too, since my son knows what it's like to not be able to find his "stuffed friend!"
The only thing I wasn't crazy about is the strange bear-like character who actually tells the story. He is somewhat strange, and my son was a little bit turned off by him.