Tell the Easter Bunny to hop aside! From the author of the bestselling children’s book, Little Star, comes a brand new Easter classic: "The Donkey That No One Could Ride". With breath-taking illustrations by Richard Cowdrey, the New York Times best selling artist of the Marley and Me series, The Donkey that No One Could Ride tells the tale of a weak and useless donkey whose life is transformed after meeting Jesus and learning that all things are possible if only he believes. It’s a message sure to resonate with the children who hear the story and the adults who read it to them. Christians looking for an Easter story that goes beyond chocolate bunnies and dyed eggs will be thrilled when they open this classic tale by Anthony DeStefano.
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DeStefano finds a fresh take on the events that lead to Easter. Using a small scriptural reference to the unridden donkey that Jesus rides in triumph into Jerusalem, DeStefano imagines a transformative relationship between a small, weak donkey and a figure who gives him strength and asks him to have faith. The text’s rhymes (“No matter how much he tried or he cried/ This was a donkey no one could ride”) make for easy read-aloud. Cowdrey’s illustrations focus on the donkey, conveying the development from initial lethargy to the donkey’s energetic and confident strength. It’s a welcome change from Easter chicks and bunnies. Ages 5–up. - Publishers Weekly
How do parents explain to children that God’s love is the greatest love of all and that He always sees them, never forgets about them, and is always with them? In this touching retelling of the nativity story, best-selling author Anthony DeStefano ("A Travel Guide to Heaven", and "Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To"), has produced a modern Christmas classic for children.
Little Star is destined to become a classic. - Pat Boone, Entertainer
I will be reading, Little Star to my kids and grandkids every Christmas from now on—so long as God gives me breath. - Delilah, Radio Host
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A recent Newsweek poll reports that 76 percent of Americans believe in heaven. Yet even avid believers have difficulty conjuring up more than vague images of halos, harps, and wispy angels in flowing robes. Anthony DeStefano knew there had to be a more complete, meaningful, and comforting vision of what heaven is like, and A Travel Guide to Heaven is the entertaining and enlightening result.
Have you thought about Heaven lately? Wonder what it’s like? How you can get there? A Travel Guide to Heaven explains it all. And while it may be your final destination, it will be the best trip you ever took. Heaven, it turns out, really is Heaven!” - Regis Philbin
Anthony DeStefano has done something truly admirable. In a world beset with problems, conflicts and divisions, he has created a work of great joy, harmony and celebration. A Travel Guide to Heaven is sure to inspire millions.
- Quincy Jones, Grammy Award-Winning Producer, Composer, Arranger
Soon after his popular A Travel Guide to Heaven was published, bestselling author Anthony DeStefano recognized that children also have many questions about heaven. In celebration of the tenth anniversary of that book, Anthony wrote this fun-filled, action story about a little boy named Joey who gets to take a whirlwind tour of heaven with his guardian angel, Gabby. Artist Erwin Madrid's stunning illustrations bring the story to life, showing heaven to be a place where everyone is happy, the animals all get along, and God's glory is more amazing than anything Joey had ever seen in his whole life.
This long-awaited children's edition will quickly become a favorite for the reader and the child alike. Imagine the comfort and peace children will experience when they hear about this incredible place God has prepared for them.
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In Angels All Around Us (previously titled The Invisible World in hardcover), the international bestselling author of A Travel Guide to Heaven and Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To explains the awesome and mysterious reality of the spiritual dimension that surrounds and permeates our very existence. All aspects of the spiritual realm are discussed, including the existence of angels and demons, the whereabouts of loved ones who have passed, the gift of grace, heaven, hell, and even the presence and activity of God in our lives.
Reading Angels All Around Us is like spending time with a best friend who is able to take the intricacies of faith and break them down into easy lessons anyone can understand. - Maura Poston Zagrans, bestselling author of Miracles Every Day
The increasing secularization of society has led, in the words of Pope Benedict XVI, to a sort of ‘eclipse of the sense of God.’ Anthony DeStefano’s book, Angels All Around Us, is a welcome attempt to remind Christians of truths which, though mentioned explicitly in the Gospel and belonging to the deposit of faith, in recent decades have been overshadowed. His latest book is a much-needed effort to utilize modern methods of communication to spread the Gospel message and also to work toward a greater Christian unity. - Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President, Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Vatican City, Rome
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By Anthony Destefano
From Publishers Weekly: "Books on prayer are legion, most often focusing on why we should pray and how to do it correctly. DeStefano offers readers a refreshing look at this evergreen topic by focusing on 10 prayers God "always" answers. "Why don't people take advantage of prayers that work? One big reason is that they are so caught up in prayers that don't always work," says DeStefano. He offers readers this guarantee: "before you even get to the last page of this book, your life will begin to change before your eyes." Prayers include "God, show me that you exist," "God, forgive me," "God, give me courage" and "God, lead me to my destiny."
“Anthony DeStefano has once again drawn his readers into the mystery of God’s love and invited us to reflect more deeply on our relationship with Him. In a simple yet profound way, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To offers insights, and indeed a practical wisdom, that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with personal prayer. I recommend this book to any and all who are searching for a fresh perspective on the meaning and value of a life of prayer, and, ultimately, for a more fulsome encounter with the Living God.” - Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
COMING OCTOBER 2, 2015
Bestselling author Anthony DeStefano teams up once again with renowned illustrator Richard Cowdrey to tell the tale of a scraggly, smelly little puppy who never loses hope that one day he will find a home of his own with a family to love. One rainy night, his dream comes true in an unexpected way when he meets a very special family. Rich in biblical imagery, this simple story of an adorable lonely puppy reveals the profound truth that all of us are really outcasts in life - and can only find our true home in God.
“Anthony DeStefano has written a classic story that is full of biblical symbolism, and yet can be read as a simple and sweet tale of a little dog that's been cast aside and wants to find a home.”
- Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino Former President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Former Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Vatican City
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