It’s been nearly a year since Johanna’s Journey made its debut. Thank you to those of you who purchased a book, and thank you to those who’ve been so encouraging about the series.
This past year has been a time of growth (stretching!) in my personal life as I learn the ins and outs of birthing a book. It has been both trying and rewarding. Such is life so much of the time. We have to be pruned to blossom. At the same time, I lost four extended family members in the space of eight months.
I think of the girls for whom this series is written. They, too, are growing, stretching and sometimes feeling the pains of that growth. In light of the life experiences they are having, I’m listing two great books in my recommended resources section which would be helpful to any tween girl. They cover the same topics discussed in this first book, Johanna’s Journey: Call to Freedom—friendship and bullying.
Book number two is soon to go to press and should appear this spring. The Israelites lived for nearly a year at the foot of Mt. Sinai and many significant things happened during that time. Johanna faced some very significant personal things as well—mean girls, comparing herself, learning to discern character, and peer pressure. She and Kenyeh are reunited and the friends face these things together. I believe that readers will identify with their predicaments and feelings and will be reassured that many of those feelings and fears are quite normal.
May you all have a very blessed Christmas observance and then a very happy New Year celebration. Watch the Johanna’s Girls facebook site for the announcement of the next book’s availability. May God richly bless and guide you as you love and nurture your girls on their journeys.