What would you tell a frog who wants to know why he is different from other frogs? That s exactly the question Tiffany asks herself when she meets Forest, an albino frog who is sure God made a mistake in making him. Tiffany tells Forest that her mom always talks about the Crown of Rye Chestnuts, and suggests they go looking for it together. Finding the crown becomes their mission. In this journey, the characters meet a variety of friends who join the quest. That s when Tiffany gets the idea to call themselves The Fellowship of the Crown after those hobbit books her mom reads. Ultimately, the pair discovers the Crown of Rye Chestnuts is really the Crown of Righteousness, promised in 2 Timothy 4:8. What they don t know is that the crown has been there all along, just waiting for God to reveal it by developing virtuous character traits in them. The crown is not an item to be earned or won, but rather the goal of a life fully surrendered to God. Tiffany and the Talking Frog helps children understand how to make wise life choices. How? By following Tiffany, who gets into one tight spot after another and must decide to do what is right rather than what she feels like doing. Through stories that present situations typical of those faced by children every day, parents and children are encouraged to discuss and discover together why right choices matter. Spiritual growth is fostered as the main characters learn to hear and follow God s voice. Along with the main characters, children will discover important truths, particularly the qualities God wants to build in each one of them.
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Sandra Maddox is an outspoken advocate for Christian motherhood, a speaker and ministry leader, a Bible teacher, a children's book author, and an accomplished interior designer. At Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, she directs Treasured, a ministry to young mothers and is a key contributor to women s ministry. Sandra is a featured speaker & mentor for Mom Heart Ministry, founded by Sally Clarkson, where she encourages, equips and enables mothers to discover God's heart for motherhood. She also is a servant leader and speaker with Trash the Lies Conferences where she teaches women of all ages to know and live in the truth that sets them free. Peggy Matthews Rose is a writer who has partnered with Pat Williams in the books Read for Your Life (Health Communications, Inc., 2007), Lincoln Speaks to Leaders (with Gene Griessman, Elevate Books 2009), and The Takeaway, with Karyn Williams (HCI, due out June 2009). In addition to collaborative writing, Peggy is also a frequent contributor to Saddleback Church projects and has served since 1999 as a leader with a writing ministry there. Award-winning illustrator Gina Capaldi has been illustrating and writing children s books since 1996. Her most recent illustrated works include Champion of IDEAS - Ballard & Tighe Publ., 2008; Aaron Burr and Stable Boy - The Savvy Reader Series/SFA, 2007; The Legend of Penelope Spencer: The Voyage of the Antelope - The Savvy Reader Series/SFA, 2007; Three Little Kids - Harcourt Educational/Silver Burdett, 2007; Hurricane on the Way - Harcourt Educational/Silver Editions, 2007; John White's Lost Colony - Harcourt Educational/Silver Editions, 2007; For the Love of the Game - Harcourt Educational, 2006; and What Anna Loves - Heyday Press, 2006.Review:
" My friend, Sandra Maddox, has written a delightful book for young children. The story is sweet, the illustrations are incredibly lush and the spiritual lessons are rich. The adult who reads this book to a child will gain as much from the experience as the child!" --Kay Warren, author of Dangerous Surrender
"What a beautiful book! The playful illustrations will captivate children. The heartfelt message of God's love will engage their spirits! As a mother, I think this a wonderful book for young children to cherish and read again and again." --Sally Clarkson, author of The Mission of Motherhood
"Out in the garden, would-be dancer, Tiffany and her lovely dog Chester, suddenly face a very unhappy frog. "It's not fair!" Forest moans, "I'm a white frog! I want to be green like all the other frogs!" But then he learns that white frogs can have fun too. And even make friends. A warm fuzzy tale for 3-8 year olds." --Bonnie Compton Hanson, author of Ponytail Girls
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Book Description Triumvirate Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Gina Capaldi (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0615248217
Book Description Triumvirate Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 30 pages. 9.30x0.50x9.20 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0615248217