When I am strong

Friends in the Fire


ISBN: 9781781283752

Publication date: April 17, 2020

Format: Paperback

Extent: 48 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Series: God Cares

Imprint: Candle Books

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An illustrated reader retelling the story of three friends standing strong against bowing down to King Nebuchadnezzar’s golden statue even though they would be thrown into a fire. But God cares and stood with them, helping them to have courage. 

A reassuring story to help young children talk to parents or those who care for them about situations when they need courage to face hard things, new situations and doing the right thing, and that God can help make us brave.

The ‘God cares’ series provides a Biblical approach to discussing emotions and behaviour with children to nurture an attitude of wellness. Children at different ages approach things differently in their stages of emotional development, so this series works at two different levels: illustrated Readers aimed at 5-7 year olds and Chapter books aimed at 8+ years. Please note that children progress at different reading abilities and stages of emotional development so the age ranges are only a guide for parents and carers.

The Bible stories are retold reflecting on the emotions and encourages children to discuss and relate this within their situations. Sections at the back provide a reflective space for children and practical advice for parents and carers.

Debbie Duncan, author of The Art of Daily Resilience and Brave, is a nurse and a teacher, and mother of four children. She has considerable insight into what constitutes resilience and bravery: the ability to cope, to stay on course, to bounce back. In her books she considers what is required for physical, mental, and spiritual durability, interweaving biblical teaching, prayers, with personal anecdote and sound advice. This she now applies specifically to support parents and carers raising children.

Meet the author: Anita Belli

Reviews for When I am strong

The feelings and responses of characters in the Bible are so helpful as we navigate our own obstacles and opportunities. These books will build emotional resilience and strong faith – and are great fun to read.

Cathy Madavan, Speaker, author, and Kyria Network board member 

Thought-provoking and encouraging! An invaluable resource that helps children face emotions, talk and pray about them.

Sue Monckton-Rickett, Chair of the Association of Christian Counsellors


This series brilliantly helps children understand the emotions of Bible characters while encouraging them to explore their own emotions.

Bob Hartman, Author and performance storyteller

Debbie Duncan speaks directly into our anxious culture. She retells Bible stories through the lens of emotion, in a lively and accessible way.

Katharine Hill, UK Director Care for the Family 

A gentle in-road for parents and carers to encourage children to open up.

Karen Lennie, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist PG Dip BABCP Member (Accred)




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