I Will Not Be Afraid

Written in a lively rhyme, I Will Not Be Afraid addresses children's fears — such as the dark, storms, and current events — and explains that God is in full control as He promises to work good through all circumstances in the lives of His children.

I Will Not Be Afraid does not describe a God who whisks away all difficult, frightening, or bad things. Rather it portrays our all-powerful, loving God who is faithful to us because of Jesus' sacrifice and forgiveness. Children learn that while bad things happen in our sinful world, God will always guide them and give them comfort in His Word. They are encouraged to remember Scripture verses and to pray when they are afraid.

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About the Book

Bright and colorful artwork pairs with comforting words to assure children that God is strong and trustworthy. Ideal for home, school, church, and homeschool. Originally published in 2008 and now available in a convenient paperback format. Ideal for children five years and older.

I Will Not Be Afraid has received the following awards:

  • The Gold Enduring Light Illumination Award in Best Children’s Book category, 2018.
  • Red Letter Award for Best Children’s Author, 2020.
  • Nominated for Red Letter Award for Best Children’s Author, 2019.
  • Director’s Choice Finalist in Best Children’s Picture Book category, 2018.

Tag: Picture Books
Publisher: Concordia Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
Format: Paperback Picture Book
Length: 32 pages
Illustrator: Jeremy Tugeau
ASIN: 0758660707
ISBN: 0758660707
List Price: 7.99
eBook Price: 7.99
I Will Not Be Afraid will help children from ages 4 to 7 understand that scary things happen, but they are loved and cared for by the Father and He is always present and He will care for them. And isn't that a good thing?
– Armchair Interviews, Amazon review
This book shows that we don't need to worry about anything -- we can trust God to take care of us. Michelle Medlock Adams' book is full of hope, and it makes you feel safe and calm when you read it. I like reading it myself, and I'm 32.
– WriterMama92, Amazon review
I bought this book for my 3 yr old son who has recently started imagining dragons in the closet and other imaginary creatures in the dark. Though it has a little girl on the cover, the message of the book is universal: we need not be afraid when God is with us. The scenes in the book cover a variety of things that might cause children to be fearful, from terrorism to stage fright to making new friends. The full-page illustrations are colorful and kid-appropriate and the clever rhyming does not detract from the content or the message. Appropriate for Orthodox Christians, as well as Roman Catholics and Protestants.
– Adriane A., Amazon review
Beautiful and comforting book. I loved the choice of Bible passages and how it ended with the strong message that God is bigger than our fears.
– Carolyn M., Amazon review
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