About

When I’m Shining with Light

Ages 3+
Audience: Kinder and Primary School Children

The ‘Shining with Light’ series are books that have been written for young children in a way that captures a child’s sense of wonder and learning, encapsulated in fun rhyme and story telling. The stories develop life skills such as friendship and social skills that children can relate to and put into practice in their everyday lives and experiences.

The ‘When I’m shining with Light’ series is based on the nine Fruit of the Spirit and covers teaching on friendship and social skills. The understandings in these books are based on biblical truths.

What happens when we love Gods way? He brings gifts into our lives much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard- things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick to things, a sense of compassion in the heart and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.

Galatians 5:22 (The Message)

Skills, qualities and values that are taught in the ‘When I’m shining with Light’ series

JOY

JOY

It’s a choice that we make to be happy! Forgiveness is a way through to restoring relationships.

LOVE

LOVE

It’s at the root of our self-esteem and to accepting diversity and inclusion of others.

PEACE

PEACE

Being content, trusting and obedient through relationships.

KINDNESS

KINDNESS

The essential ingredient into building friendships, showing friendly behaviour and developing social skills.

PATIENCE

PATIENCE

The idea that sharing and waiting for a turn creates a sense of fulfilment through endurance.

GOODNESS

GOODNESS

Developing honesty and truthfulness.

FAITHFULNESS

FAITHFULNESS

Personal resolve to see something through with perseverance and commitment.

GENTLENESS

GENTLENESS

Being helpful, humble and even-tempered balancing life and wellbeing.

SELF-CONTROL

SELF-CONTROL

Having mastery over and regulating strong emotions.

LIGHT

LIGHT

Bringing friendship skills together.