Shadow of His Wings is a collection of faith-based short stories for preteens.
The book is fiction, and it is like little snapshots of life.
Shadow of His Wings is based on scriptural concepts and principles.
It is for inspiring, reassuring, advising, and admonishing.
The characters are well defined. They are unique and refreshing. There are boy stories and girl stories.
CLICK HERE to read a complete story, "First Step." It is about a boy who discovers a need for God when he is admonished by his mother.
Rebekah was raised on Lady’s Island near Beaufort, SC, where she now resides. She has a huge, loving family; and a church she reveres: the building and the people. When she was young, St. Helena seemed to be full of rituals and people who said one thing and did another. The Parish Church of St. Helena, as it is today, is a steadfast presence in her life. She has visited non-denominational, Assemblies of God, Charismatic Episcopal, and Pentecostal churches, but she always returns to the liturgy found in The Book of Common Prayer. It it is filled with beautiful prayers and services for the season’s and offices of the church’s year and life. She is active in several of the church’s many ministries.
Rebekah received a BA in speech/drama from Columbia College, and a BS in elementary education from Winthrop College. She worked with preteens after she received her degree from Winthrop. While she was working with them, she realized there was very little faith-based material for that age youngsters. She sought to fill the gap. She has nearly completed another book of short stories, Abiding in the Shadow (see Upcoming Books below), and is working on three more: Valley of the Shadow, Fruit of the Shadow, and The Shadow and Prayer (see Upcoming Books below). She lovingly calls these books the Shadow Series.
Having a quiet time every morning, in which she reads and studies the Bible and prays for her family and her world, she is daily developing a working relationship with the Lord which is lasting and deep. She wants more than anything to share her faith with others, and Rebekah believes her book is a part of that dream. She also has a message "blog" which she writes six days a week to mostly family and friends. She chooses a verse or passage and comments on it for them. She started out writing to one person but has evolved into sending many people emails almost every day. It is one of her greatest joys. She is thinking about collecting her emails into one volume to create Messages From A Baby Christian (see Upcoming Books below).
Rebekah was totally involved in many activities in high school and college. She was enthusiastic and engaged. She had a deep love for writing, and wrote poems and short stories for friends and family. She excelled at everything she did. She was dedicated to her life and the community she lived in, but when she was twenty five, Rebekah’s life changed dramatically. She found out through startling circumstances and conclusive evidence that she has bipolar disorder.
The medical community put her on so many medications at first that she felt like she was “being held underwater trying to breathe through a straw.” She struggled. It was then that she met Jesus in a real way. Her undeniable love for the Lord and life lifted her out of the despondencies that had weighed her down. She plans a book about her disorder: Diary of a Crazy Lady: Looking for a Reason to Live or a Way to Die (Upcoming Books below). Rebekah wants to encourage those who have the disorder and educate others to its possibilities and battles in a creative way.
Once she got a handle on her illness, Rebekah began to write faith-based short stories for preteens (ages 10-12). That was the age with which she had the most experience. She was so excited when she had written ten stories, she wanted to celebrate. But there was nothing to hold them together. She felt as if she was at a dead end. The stories were, indeed, just for her. But one day she sat in front of a blank computer screen and prayed very hard to know what to do with her stories. As she sat and prayed, she was stunned when the Lord impressed on her mind the Table of Contents for Shadow of His Wings. It started with “Without God.”
“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.” (Proverbs 8:17) NIV
I love the Lord with all my heart, and I seek Him everyday, especially in my quiet time. The Lord says "go into your closet." I do that every morning. It is a growing, learning experience of great joy.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) KJV
When I started writing a book for the age group I taught, I had no sense of what held them together. I prayed, and God gave me the outline in Shadow of His Wings. I trust Him to reach the ones He will. I believe He is directing my path.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6) NKJV
I have sought righteousness for many years. God has filled me with good things.
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