Author(s): Clare Heath-Whyte
Publisher: "There are loads of Christian biographies around for older children and adults, but almost none for younger children - yet it is never too early to introduce the next generation to some of the heroes of the faith. Here we meet fifty-two Christian men and women from all walks of life, who wanted to live for their "friend Jesus". There are missionaries and martyrs (although fewer martyrs than you might find in a book for older children!), writers, reformers, politicians, preachers and poets. There are sporty people, arty people, brilliant people and very ordinary people. There are people from hundreds of years ago and people still living today. Some are very well known while some are almost unheard of. Jesus has always had, and always will have, friends in all shapes, sizes and colours, from all different countries and backgrounds. My hope and prayer is that, as you read about these remarkable men and women with your child, you will both realise that anyone who is "Jesus' friend" can do remarkable things for him – even you!"
Everyone a Child Should Know is available to purchase in discounted 6-packs. A Companion Memory Card Set is also available. Grown-ups may also like to read Clare's other books: First Wives Club and Old Wives Tales
'Ranging from the accomplished scientist and inventor George Washington Carver to the famous Bible translator John Wycliff, Everyone a Child Should Know introduces our youngest children to the men and women of history whose lives exemplified 1 Corinthians 10:31, “whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Clare Heath-White has done a marvelous job retelling their stories and the colorful illustrations of Jenny Brake are simply delightful.' – Marty Machowski
'In 52 short and simple chapters, Everyone a Child Should Know tells how God has worked through men and women of all sorts and in every age. Try reading one per week to young children, but they’ll want to read "just one more." Each turn of the page reveals another charming illustration and exciting life story—clear reminders to children that their own life is a blank page, yet to be written by the Lord.' – Champ Thornton, author of The Radical Book for Kids
The book covers the following people: Brother Andrew, Augustine, Gladys Aylward, Johann Sebastian Bach, Thomas Barnardo, Corrie ten Boom, William and Catherine Booth, Anne Bradstreet, John Bunyan, John Calvin, William Carey, Amy Carmichael, George Washington, Carver John, Chrysostom, Fanny Crosby, Joni Eareckson Tada, Edward VI, Jim and Elisabeth Elliott, Billy Graham, Argula von Grumbach, Mary Jones, Adoniram Judson, John Knox, C. S. Lewis, Eric Liddell, Katie Luther, Martin Luther, Dwight L. Moody, Hannah More, George Mueller, John Newton, Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parks, Patrick Robert Raikes, Rembrandt, Selina Countess of Huntingdon, Lord Shaftesbury, Mary Slessor, Charles Spurgeon, C. T. Studd, Hudson Taylor, Lilias Trotter, William Tyndale, Charles Wesley, John Wesley, Susanna Wesley, George Whitefield, William Wilberforce, Richard Wurmbrand, John Wycliffe, Katharina Zell