Stories are an important part of our identities – as a church we listen together to the stories of Jesus’ life and the historical roots of our faith in the Hebrew Scriptures. We share the stories of our faith, and we also share our own stories.
Children’s books help us to explore and understand so many issues. We can read and share them for fun, or to prompt discussion, or more often both. Books can remind us we are not alone, they can give us characters to identify with and introduce us to new ideas. And children’s books are not just for children.
During 2020 we have recorded some story videos of great books based around the themes of identity and equality. We hope you enjoy these videos on our YouTube playlist, and also here:
Where are you from? by Yamile Saied Mendez
Preaching to Chickens, the story of Young John Lewis by Jabari Asim
You Be You by Linda Kranz
We Shall Overcome, the story of a song by Debbie Levy
Or watch our playlist here
Alternative sources of books to share
Tucked In: Bedtime Stories and Prayers – this is an Episcopal led Facebook group which posts bedtime stories with a faith theme and prayer every Wednesday and some Monday evenings by 4pm Pacific time. They have been going a little while so there is a back catalog of stories to enjoy.