Classic Christianity Announces Release of "Around Home" - First in a New Children's Series

Well-known for their Christian devotional books "A Year of Timeless Devotions," Classic Christianity today revealed the publication of "Around Home," the first in a collection of children's storybook devotionals.

In response to reader demand, Classic Christianity reveals plans to publish a series of devotionals especially designed for children and families. Well-known for their classic daily devotional, “A Year of Timeless Devotions,” Classic Christianity today revealed the upcoming publication of a collection of children’s devotionals entitled “At Papa’s Knee.”

Around Home (ISBN: 978-1-944023-04-1) the first book in the “At Papa’s Knee” series, is available beginning today. Based on the life and writings of the Rev. L.A. Meade family, the tales are woven in a homey farm setting with the escapades and adventures of the children serving as the basis for Biblically-based life-lessons. As the children turn to Papa in their difficulties, his kindly advice is encapsulated in a memorable story which is easy for children to remember and apply to their everyday experience.

"After the publication of Classic Christianity, a Year of Timeless Devotions, customers have consistently asked us to develop books for families with younger children to enjoy together. We have a plan to publish two books in the series each year for at least the next six years."

Patricia Ediger, Author

Families will appreciate the:

·         “Check Out What God Says” section, with Scripture applicable to the lesson

·         “Talk About It” discussion questions for the whole family

·         “Live It Out” ideas for life application

·         “Pray About It” prayer to end the time

·         Wide possibilities for use – these stories are excellent complements to lesson time at Sunday School, Christian schools, camp, or VBS.

·         Fun illustrations – both line drawings and rich color illustrations – bring the stories to life.

·         The virtues, character qualities, manners, and scriptural principles made memorable through the antics and exploits of the Meade family.

The character of Papa is based on the Rev. L.A. Meade, the grandfather of the authors, and his wise, gentle guidance during their childhood. From his inspirational words, preserved in his own hand, and from the family's own experiences and stories, his granddaughters have found inspiration for children's stories that comfort and challenge, bringing laughter and joy into family teaching time.

Cara Shelton, co-author of the At Papa’s Knee series, commented, “These tales are designed as springboards for family discussions. My sister and I had the enormous blessing of growing up with the real, live, original Papa Meade. His steady, faithful influence – always loving, always with a sense of humor – was a huge positive force on our lives and faith, and we hope to share that with our readers.”  Patricia Ediger, her sister and co-author, added, “After the publication of Classic Christianity, a Year of Timeless Devotions, customers have consistently asked us to develop books for families with younger children to enjoy together.  We have a plan to publish two books in the series each year for at least the next six years.”

“Around Home” is currently available both on and in large children’s paperback format, and in a kindle edition.

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About the Authors:

Patricia Ediger write three articles a month for the Global Prayer Digest, has led women’s Bible studies for twelve years in her local body, and has traveled to Central America over twenty times for short-term medical missions. Patricia, a retired registered nurse, has been married for over fifty years, has two grown children and four grandchildren.

Cara Shelton has taught both creative writing and English literature classes for over twenty years. She serves in outreach and children’s ministries at her local church, as well as on the local homeschool leadership team. Married thirty-six years, Cara & her husband enjoy precious time with their three college age children.

About the Illustrator:

Suzi Spooner hails from the land of sun (Southern California) but currently studies in the land of rain (Seattle).  She loves nature, audio books, and any type of children's media.  Formerly a nursing major, Suzi has thrown her fortunes to the winds in pursuit of her rabid adoration of creating art. She can be contacted at

Book Facts:

At Papa’s Knee: Around Home

Publisher: Artumitze Publishing, a division of Classic Christianity

ISBN: 978-1-944023-04-1

Publ. Date: November 16, 2015

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Classic Christianity seeks to encourage Christians to grow in knowledge of God's Word, in service to Him, and in commitment to His purposes for their lives. We publish devotional books, have a daily radio program, and conduct convention workshops.

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