Valley of Springs

Valley of Springs - Dan and Jo Acharya

Blog posts : "Creativity"

Being Braver in Community:
An Interview With Author Deborah Jenkins

I loved Deborah Jenkins' debut novel Braver. It's a perfect summer read - light enough to lift your mood and deep enough to make you think. At its heart, it's a story about the power of friendship, valuing our differences and recognising our need for each other. I found it joyful and lovely, and rec…

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Sunday Morning (a retelling)

Picture of Mary Magdalene entering the tomb distressed and crying on Easter SundaySunday morning. Peter is deep in his own thoughts. Going round and round his head are the shameful words he spoke three days ago: "I don't know the man!" John is silent too. He watched the unthinkable happen, watched his teacher and friend die in agony, and could do nothing to stop it. Nine other me…

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"Who Made God?" by Joanne Gilchrist: a colourful adventure for curious kids

Front cover of Who Made God by Joanne Gilchrist - it shows a cartoon lion with a questioning expression and a girl holding a baby, against a backdrop of stars and planet earth.

Today I'm delighted to be reviewing this new children's book, book 2 in the Animals of Eden Valley series, which also includes 'Why Can't I see God?' It's intended for 4-7 year olds, but this accessible introduction to a complex topic may have something to teach grown ups as well!

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'Refresh' Blog Tour Roundup!

If you follow us on Facebook Facebook or Instagram you'll know that my book Refresh was released at last on January 5th! You can buy it from all the usual places, including Amazon, Eden and Waterstones. And of course you can still buy signed copies directly from us in our store, which will co…

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Faith in Everyday Life: why I wrote a Christian wellness journal

Person reading a ook - Refresh: a wellness devotional for the whole Christian life by Jo AcharyaWhat is wellness? Everywhere I look right now, people are talking about it. Some of the wackier extremes might make many of us roll our eyes at the very word, but the basics are sensible, encouraging us to look after our bodies, acknowledge our emotions, recognise our need for connection and meaning…

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Author Profile: Sabinah Adewole

Author Sabinah Adewole, a smiling Nigerian woman wearing a white faux fur scarf

Today I want to introduce you to author and poet Sabinah Adewole. At the age of four Sabinah’s father died suddenly in an accident in London, forcing her mother to move the family back to their native Nigeria. Sabinah was raised by her older brother while their mother struggled with alcohol and la…

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