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The Seed Who Was Afraid To Be Planted

This children's rhyming book tells the story of a seed who lives in fear of being removed from the drawer where he lives happily with other seeds. One fateful day his worst fears come true and he is buried in the ground outside. To his amazement he soon realizes that he is destined to grow into a magnificent tree overlooking a beautiful sunlit shore. This inspiring story is one that any child can relate to, since it deals with being afraid of new experiences and change. This book will help young readers to cultivate the courage to face all their fears and to understand that good can come of any frightening situation " as long as they have faith. Most importantly, these pages also contain a profoundly biblical message about the transformative power of God's grace. Christ told several famous parables involving seeds and grains that have to "fall to the ground and die" in order to "bear fruit."


"A wonderful book with an important Gospel message."
Alveda King
Evangelist, Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"A tender story of fruitfulness triumphing over fear."
Kathy Branzell
President, National Day of Prayer Task Force

"This little book contains a tremendous amount of truth about what happens when we confront frightening trials with courage. It shows children that God has the power to transform even the worst suffering into something beautiful and even glorious. What an incredibly valuable lesson for children and adults to learn."
Dr. Ben Carson
American Politician, Author, and Former Neurosurgeon

"As a lifelong lover of the earth and an avid gardener, I think The Seed Who Was Afraid to be Planted is both brilliant and simple! It contains a whole lot of wisdom and not just for children!"
Delilah Rene
Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Author

"Jesus told several famous parables about seeds. He said that unless a seed falls to the ground and dies, it can never bear fruit. Anthony DeStefano has used this profound truth as the basis of his beautifully illustrated new book, The Seed Who Was Afraid to be Planted, an inspiring story about the transformative power of God's grace to help us overcome fear and achieve truly great things in life."
Mike Huckabee
former Governor of Arkansas, Host of "Huckabee"

"The Seed who was Afraid to be Planted works on so many levels. It will help children to overcome all the different kinds of fears they face; it will help them to grieve the loss of loved ones; and perhaps most importantly, it will help them to grow into the kind of adults God intends them to be: joyful, faithful, and courageous Christians."
Doug Keck
President, Chief Operating Officer, and Host of Bookmark
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

"5 stars! Not only has Anthony DeStefano truly captured a key parable spoken from the mouth of Jesus, but he has presented it in a way that children of all ages will understand and love!"
The Catholic Channel
Roman Catholic lifestyle radio station, SiriusXM

"As a mother of five and a passionate researcher of human behavior and relationships within families and society, this lovely little book will surely help children and parents learn to cope with problems they face all too often...especially the fear of change and the fear of loss."
Dr. Gina Loudon
Bestselling author, Anchor and Media Personality

"Everything Anthony DeStefano writes is first-rate, but this book is truly a classic. It contains several profound Biblical messages and yet is written so simply that any child can understand it."
Alan Napleton
President, Catholic Marketing Network

"The beautiful colors in this book draw both the child and the parent in, and the story touches upon something everyone experiences, fear of the unknown. The book spoke to my little boy's heart and I m sure it will speak to the hearts of many."

Jeanette De Melo
Editor in Chief, National Catholic Register

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