This wonderful-underwater world of vibrant colors shows Susie and her friend going to the Undersea Amusement Park. Susie makes many excuses not to ride the Whale-Back Coaster. After speaking with her mommy and saying a prayer to Jesus, she rides the ride and her fear turns into faith! She learns that praying to Jesus during difficult times, and having faith, is all she needs to overcome her fears. Susie’s friend, Rachel, helps her too and the two of them have a fun-filled day!
This is book number 3 in our award-winning series. It will help children attain Godly moral values, have compassion and love for others, and build a strong foundation in Jesus Christ.
Lee Ann Mancini was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in Aurora, Ohio. She graduated from Aurora High in 1976 and moved to Florida in 1978.
Lee Ann is currently an adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. She is also an award-winning, Christian children’s author. She has taught Bible Study for over 10 years and has been an active community volunteer/leader for over 20 years: Representing children as a Palm Beach County Guardian Ad Litem, International Affairs commission Chair for St. Joan of Arc Council of Catholic Women, Community Support Chair for the Junior League of Boca Raton. Initiated and chaired the Auction for Boca Raton High School for six years, and initiated and chaired the PTSA for Boca Raton High School for two years. In addition, Lee Ann is involved in the Women’s Ministry at Spanish River Christian Church and is a board member of the Alexandrian Forum under the tutelage of Dr. Warren Gage Th.M., J.D., Ph.D., seeking to bring a greater understanding of the Bible by hosting annual Typology Conferences in South Florida dedicated to the theme of Christ as the center of Scripture. In addition, Lee Ann speaks to women groups regarding the redemptive power of the gospel represented though the types of brides of the church.
Her series Adventure of the Sea Kids is a multiple, award-winning series. Promoting Christian values for children.
Lee Ann is married and has two children. She loves to read, jog, and teach the Word of God.
Fun, not fear, is what you will get in LeeAnn Mancini’s 3rd book in The Adventures of the Sea Kids series, I’m Not Afraid. The intensely colorful and energy-filled illustrations from Dan Sharp are a great match in this lesson on overcoming fear through Jesus. Susie and Rachel are best friends and these young sea creatures are excited for a full day at the amusement park. But Susie, who asserts she is not afraid of anything, is a reluctant participant when it comes to scary rides. Using every excuse in the book just sidesteps the issue until she calls her mom and gets the best advice there is — pray for Jesus’ help. There are so many scary things in today’s world that this book is a clever and non-threatening way to confront the things that scare us. A great addition to family reading time, I’m Not Afraid can open up deeper conversations between parents and their kids. And be sure to look very closely at the illustrations — there is something special hidden in each scene! For a hint, read the book all the way to the end!
Audience: children ages 5-10.
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(Thanks to BookCrash for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)