Dec 01, 2010 Erin Wisneski Uncategorized
Shirley Myers has published “Grandma, Tell Me a Story: 52 Bible Stories for Children.”
After many years serving as a pastor to various congregations, the Baldwinsville resident felt the best way to utilize her experience was to bring bible stories to children.
“I wrote Sunday School curriculum for over 20 years for various publishing companies. I also did some editing of curriculum,” Myers said. “A Bible storybook seemed like the crowning effort to all of that.”
“I feel that children who know the Bible stories have a much better foundation for life,” Myers added.
Unlike many stories in the Bible, Myers’ book is geared toward a fourth-grade reading level, which allows children to better understand and appreciate the message of the stories.
“Children and parents will love the simple language in the book,” Myers said. “Parents and teachers will be delighted that children understand the stories.”
Myers added, “Children will like the two children in the book [Joey and Amy. They] visit their grandma most weekends, and they are excited about the Bible stories Grandma tells them. They like to ask questions and make comments about the happenings in the stories. This gives all the children who read the books some children with whom they can identify.”
While the book is geared towards children, Myers said the book is for readers of all ages.
“People have an immediate attraction to the book when they see it,” she said. “Elderly readers as well as children are enjoying the stories and learning what is in the Bible.”
In addition to the 52 Bible stories, the book also contains pictures that children can color, adding to the learning experience.
“Teachers in religious education are using the books with their students,” Myers said, adding she “would love to hear of any new and interesting uses that purchasers find for the books.”
Myers will sell autographed copies of “Grandma, Tell Me a Story” at several venues throughout the month of December (see sidebar). The books are also available through her website at grandmasstories.com. If you are interested in having Myers sell her books and/or speak at an upcoming event, contact her through her website.
Book signing appearances
Shirley Myers, author of “Grandma, Tell Me a Story,” will be present to sell her book at the following times and locations in December:
Fay Road Baptist Church
750 Fay Road, Syracuse
During annual display of Nativity Scenes of many different varieties and from many different countries.
5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4
Plainville Christian Church
752 W. Genesee Road (Route 370), Plainville
During Community Christmas Festival
All day Dec. 11
Earth’s Own Store
8015 Oswego Road (Route 57), Liverpool, (Seneca Plaza)