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A series of Christian children's picture books that help grow faith from a young age!
A series of Christian children's picture books that help grow faith from a young age!
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Ishnabobber Books is a series of Christian children's books, one building on the other, that leaves the reader wanting more. Ishnabobber Books are written as parables and are full-color picture books that will show children what a growing faith looks like.  Each book focuses on a simple point and that point, a bible verse, wraps each page of the story. In addition, each book contains additional bible truths reflecting the same theme to encourage bible reading and memorization. There is even a message to adults reading the story for their own faith reflection. Ishnabobber Books are designed for children ages three thru eight and are written so the young reader (first & second grade) can enjoy reading them on their own. 

About Ishnabobber Books...

Ishnabobber is a fun-loving lighthouse with an amazing heart for helping others.  Ishnabobber shines as bright as he possibly can. Still, in his heart, he knows there is more he can do. Ishnabobber sets out to discover what is missing in his life. Eventually he is told Jesus is the answer but he has no idea who or what Jesus is. Ishnabobber Books will take you on a journey of discovery as Ishnabobber learns what true joy and fulfillment is. There is much to learn, but Ishnabobber evenutally discovers that Jesus is the answer to shining brighter and to being the best he can be.  I chose the main character to be a lighthouse because John 8:12 says... "I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Jesus spoke these words and so I felt a lighthouse would be the perfect character to lead children (and their parents) on a journey of faith.

The Why Behind Ishnabobber Books...

Several years ago I was burdened when I came to realize that many Christians don't understand the ”personal relationship” and “dwelling within” side of their faith (myself once included).  They understand God is their Creator and Jesus is their Savior but are missing out on an important part – relationship with their Heavenly Father. Ishnabobber Books is the result of my desire to touch lives by taking readers on my own faith journey hoping maybe, they too, will come to realize a personal relationship with Jesus.

What We Have & What We Need...

We have Stories:  The first Ishnabobber series is written.  It is called the "Discovery Series" and includes three books -- How Can I Shine Brighter?, Who Is Jesus?” and Why Is Jesus Special?  

Book One:   Ishnabobber wants to be the best he can be.  He wants to shine brighter but he doesn't know how.  Through patience, persistence and lots of seeking he's finally told Jesus is the answer.

Book Two:  Ishnabobber sets out to discover who Jesus is.  He's told reading the Bible will tell him everything he needs to know.  Does he really want to read it?  Eventually Ishnabobber's curiousity enables him to open the book and continue his journey. To his amazement, he learns all kinds of wonderful truths and that Jesus is God's son.

Book Three:  Through reflection of all Ishnabobber's learned so far, he figures out that Jesus' light is much greater than his own.  

The second series is in the works and continues Ishnabobber's adventure.  It is called the "Faithful Series". 

We have an Illustrator:  Traci Allison is very passionate about this project. She enjoys exploring various art mediums and techniques.  She earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University.  After leaving the corporate world to raise a family, she kept her passion for art alive as a free-lance artist.  

We have a Vision:  We plan to release a minimum of two books per year and would like to see that grow to one every quarter.  In all, there will  be several series of books.  Our goal is truly to bring the word of God to the hearts of children so that they can understand what it means to have a Heavenly Father who loves them, a Savior who wants to be their friend and a Holy Spirit who lives inside them helping them always!  In addition to the children, we hope to touch the lives of adults too. 

We need YOU & your FRIENDS:  Your backing launches  the first series of Ishnabobber Books forward from a dream to reality.  Please encourage your friends to back us too.  With the support of many, we can surpass our minimum goal and launch MORE series of books and touch more lives!  1 Corinthians 10:17 says... "Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf."  Together we can change lives to the glory of Jesus Christ!

We need your CONTRIBUTIONS:  With your financial backing funds will be raised to launch the first series of books.  This is a great first step that will cover printing costs, fullfillment of rewards and provides funds for business setup (professional fees).  SURPASSING, the minimum goal will enable us to do ebook development design, aggressive marketing, have the books translated so we can go global, and free up time to produce Ishnabobber Books at a faster pace.

    Please help us make a difference... help us change lives!  THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges

Time is our biggest challenge. Traci and I both work so how do we pull this off? We feel confident in our plan of attack. We have spent a great amount of time preparing for this day trying to cover all our bases. The press is ready to roll and third party vendors are waiting for their go ahead. In addition, we have a fulfillment company available to help with packaging and shipping not to mention several encourages willing to step in and help!

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    LOVE: Our sincere gratitude PLUS an Ishnabobber Bible Verse Refrigerator Magnet with Ishnabobber himself and the first book's bible verse theme imprinted on it

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    JOY: LOVE + a pdf version of the first ever Isnabobber Book... "How Can I Shine Brighter?"

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    PATIENCE: LOVE, JOY & PEACE + an autographed hardcover version (by the author and illustrator) of the first ever Isnabobber Book..."How Can I Shine Brighter?"

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    FAITHFULNESS: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS & GOODNESS + an autographed hardcover version of the second and third Ishnabobber books to complete the first set known as "The Discovery Series" along with an Ishnabobber Book Bag to store them in... just in time for Easter

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    GENTLENESS: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS & FAITHFULNESS + a 12x18 full color wall art print to proudly display of one of the amazing illustrations (of your choosing) from the first ever Ishnabobber Book... "How Can I Shine Brighter? (autographed of course)

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