Helen Roseveare by Laura Caputo-Wickham, illustrated by Cecilia Messina and published by The Good Book Company, is the latest addition in the Do Great Things for God children’s book series. You may remember a while back I wrote about and reviewed another of Laura’s books in the series all about Fanny Crosby.
These books are perfect for young readers, families, and are great to share with your church family, especially during story time and during Sunday School. They also make a really lovely gift. The Do Great Things for God book series is filled with the beautiful testimonies of women of faith who have done great things for God and have shared His love, goodness and faithfulness. Each book contains inspiring and encouraging real-life stories.
Helping me with today’s review is Peony! As you can see, she has really been enjoying this book, especially looking at all of the pretty illustrations. She had lots of fun reading about Helen Roseveare and learning all about her life and her inspiring faith. Peony was very pleasantly surprised when she saw that this book includes one of her favourite Bible verses from Psalm 46, which was also one of Helen’s too:
“Be still, and know that I am God.”Psalm 46:10.
This book in particular that I am writing about, is filled with the inspiring testimony of Helen Roseveare. A story which shares the love and goodness of God, and how Helen’s faith kept her strong throughout her life, even during the very difficult times that she went through. It also shows how powerful prayer is, how God already goes before us, that He is our help and protection, and that when we put our full trust in Him, amazing things and miracles happen.
Helen was born on 21st September 1925 in Hertfordshire in England. Her parents were Sir Martin and Lady Edith Roseveare, and she was the second of five children. Her father, Sir Martin, was a mathematician and designed the ration books which were used during the Second World War.
In 1944 Helen went to Cambridge to study to become a doctor. After finishing University she trained to be a missionary, and then in February 1953, she went to Congo (which was then known as the Belgian Congo, and now known today as the Democratic Republic of the Congo), where she helped to set up hospitals and trained doctors and nurses, whilst sharing the love of God to those she met.
“The Do Great Things For God series explores the lives of inspiring Christian women and will enthuse young children about the great things they can do for God. Can be read to young children aged 4-5, and read by children aged 6 plus.” The Good Book Company.
This is a wonderful book for young children, and even one that adults will also love and enjoy, and is a perfect addition to any book shelf. The books in the series are easy-to-read, and are filled with illustrations throughout, which help the words on the pages come to life, so young children can easily follow along through the book. At the end of the book, included is a timeline of Helen’s life which lists what we have read in the book and more, including some interesting facts. Also included is a photo of Helen Roseveare.
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If you head on over to The Good Book Company, there are some fun downloads to print out and fill in. Children are able to engage and interact further with this book and with what they have read throughout the pages. Included in the worksheets are questions, sections to get creative, draw and colour, and a section where children are able to share what they like about Helen’s story, plus lots more.
You can buy a copy of Helen Roseveare by Laura Caputo-Wickham, here.
[I was very kindly sent a copy of this book by the publisher for an honest review. This blog post contains affiliate links]
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