Much to Parables & Books’ delight, we received an amazing review that I couldn’t resist but share with you. I can’t even begin to express how gratifying it feels to read this:
An inspiring story about a boy who follows his childhood dream
“In The Tree House is an inspiring story about a boy who follows his childhood dream to follow a calling to the priesthood of the Syriac Orthodox Christian Church of Antioch. Ultimately, seven year old Matthew aspires to become a bishop. He invites his sister and friend to help him conduct his first pretend service in their treehouse, which they transform into a church setting using common materials creatively. Filled with colorful illustrations, In The Tree House tells a compassionate story of a boy who never forgot his childhood dream and who followed his vision and calling to become a priest who cares and watches over others. The powerful message of humanity and compassion will resonate with young readers, who also may have high dreams they hope to achieve, using the bridge of creative play to begin the long process of finalizing their hopeful visions of the future. In The Tree House offers young children the best example of how to dream and how to begin to achieve a dream, always remembering the hear of the best dream is compassion and caring for others.”
-Midwest Book Review
I am so proud of all the hard work Archbishop Cyril and the rest of the In the Tree House team have put into this book. Working on the very first title was such a blessed experience and having such positive public support truly validates everything that Parables & Books stands for. I sincerely appreciate not only the Midwest Book Review, but all other reviewers and readers that have had such a positive reaction to not only In The Tree House but to our mission statement.
I am so honored to have been able to have In the Tree House as Parables & Books’ first release and am extremely excited for all that we have planned for the coming year. As of now, Parables and Books has four titles slated for release in 2012 and cannot wait for you all to read them!
Here’s to everyone following their dreams!