Tag Archives: Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message

You, the Hero

We love fairy tales because it is where we can be heroes. Our imagination takes us to times and places where we are the best we can possibly hope to be. We really can be anything we want. With God, anything is possible.  Dream big, ask the Lord for guidance, and you may be surprised […]

The Look of a Hero

Thumbelina was born within the petals of a flower. She was no taller than a thumb.The Steadfast Tin Soldier had only one leg. The Ugly Duckling was ridiculed because of his unusually large size and looks. These are the heroes in Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. Compassionate, humble, and courageous. Be open to the possibilities within those […]

Twisting the Truth

Want a fun way to pray and ponder Scripture? Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message pairs passages from Andersen’s fairy tales with The Message (Scripture in contemporary language). Here is a sampling from the book: “But he has nothing on!” said a little child. “Just listen to the innocent!” said the child’s father. But […]

Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message

Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message. What can such a title mean? Well, think fairy tales and Bible. My newest book, Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message, pairs passages from some of our favorite fairy tales (Emperor’s New Clothes, Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, and The Steadfast Tin Soldier) with Scripture. It’s an […]