Community storybook invites youngsters on a journey of religion and bravery

The adventures of christian the lion cub. Photo: Christian Djunga

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The adventures of christian the lion cub. Photograph: Christian Djunga&#13

Christian the Lion Cub loves telling tales far more than any other animal in the Rainbow Forest. He hasn’t yet observed his roar, but his tales are so fantastic, the other animals obtain all around each working day to listen to him communicate.

They are proud to be a section of the Rainbow Forest when they listen to his tales. Christian’s mom and dad normally tell him that he is special in all the forest, and Christian enjoys his animal mates for this exact explanation.

There is Mila the firefly, shy and unassuming but with a light-weight that arrives from deep in. There is Zeb, or Zebulun, the zebra, a number of stripes limited of a zebra crossing, but crazy fun to be with. There is Kimba the kangaroo… some thing of a prima donna but pricey to Christian.

This domestically-published reserve is the work of Johannesburg-born author Heather Djunga, who has progressively designed the character of Christian the Lion Cub and published about his adventures since her son, Christian (8), was a 12 months aged.

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A series of adventures

Djunga tells Dad or mum24 that viewers are encouraged to journey with the inquisitive, personable cub through the Rainbow Forest in a sequence of adventures, each of which features its honest share of wisdom, playfulness and humour.

The classes in the narrative stage to greater truths, which both of those adult and youngsters readers can attract from, and which she has woven into the narrative, as they bear witness to her personal lifestyle experiences.

“When my son was born, I wanted to publish a tale for him which would keep the critical truths I experienced realized on my have journey. I preferred to create a tale which wasn’t about lofty wisdom but offered fact via the eyes of a kid, considering the fact that the Lord tells us that the little ones have something specific to teach us about how they take into consideration Him,” she clarifies. 

Faith is a practical matter

Djunga thinks faith is a simple thing which can be a component of daily lifestyle, and hope can become some thing true and attainable if we fully grasp we are not alone, as Christian learns on his adventures.

“So considerably is changing in the entire world, but there are a lot of issues that have not changed given that I began writing the reserve. For case in point, the introduction of the chapter which I wrote on hope (correct at the end of the e-book), was prepared in 2013 but its phrases continue to ring accurate,” she reveals. 

Djunga describes how Christian the Lion Cub’s good aspiration is to reach the major of the Terrific Mountain, but he somehow never rather gets there. There are all types of factors to triumph over, like the dinner birds which his mother sends out to phone him house for dinner in the evenings.

Learns via his adventures

In 1 of the adventures Christian gets caught at the top of a tall tree in the Valley of Huge Oaks, she shares, and in another, he walks via the rain to talk to with a clever turtle in a quest to obtain ‘the golden rule’ and in all the excitement of the working day, someway doesn’t make it to the mountain.

Even now, the cub learns via his adventures that the splendor and thrill of everyday living is not just in the spot but also the journey, and he realises all the marvel of the Terrific Mountain is by now in his coronary heart – as his roar, which he yields to at the finish of the reserve, when instances turn into these types of, that he has to be braver than he has at any time been and become the lion he was designed to be.

As the book’s sleeve description reads: “It isn’t really that Christian sets out to roar one particular morning, when he stands up on his log podium to share with his buddies. Roaring is really the final point on his head, but anything has disturbed him in the night time and he has to let the some others know.”

To get a duplicate of the reserve, make contact with [email protected] or buy via Amazon.

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