Introduction to Annas' Friend's Children's Book Series
Anna’s Friends is a series of 8 children’s books written from the perspective of children, each one with a different motivational gift found in Roman’s 12:6-8.
The books show the interaction between each of Anna’s friends and how they would respond to one another based on their gift. The Parent’s Guide to Understanding What Motivates Your Child is companion book for the parents to read so they can discover their child’s gift(s).
Yvonne G Williams
Creator and Author of Anna’s Friends and Anna’s Books
Let’s discover our motivational gifts
The scriptures tell us a little about the gifts in Romans 12:4-9 (Good News Bible). “We have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions.
In the same way, though we are many, we are one body in union with Christ, and we are all joined to each other as different parts of one body. So we are to use our different gifts in accordance with the grace that God has given us.
Whoever has authority should work hard; If it is to encourage others, we should do so; Whoever shares with others should do it generously; Whoever shows kindness to others should do it cheerfully; If our gift is to speak God’s message, we should do it according to the faith that we have; If it is to serve, we should serve; If it is to teach, we should teach.
Love must be completely sincere. Hate what is evil, hold on to what is good.
Please Note: I have listed the seven gifts alphabetically for ease and efficiency in the guide and on the website.
Meet my 7 cutout kids! To share in the discovery of better understanding your child I have written a series of eight books written specifically for the eight to ten-year-old; those in this age group I find are very eager to learn who they are (Children from age six to twelve have read these books).
You will meet (front row in photo at the right) Sarah (the teacher), Anna (the facilitator/administrator), Hiro (the exhorter), Maria (the giver), (back row) Daniel (the prophet), Cayden (the merciful), and Jesse (the servant).