Following her first children's book, What If? Jimetta Mayne delivers another Adventure with Grandma Metta. The author applies her heart coaching skills as she addresses negative emotions that block her grandchildren's desires for freedom and peace. One by one she gives them the opportunity to articulate their fears, note their choices, and step in the direction of faith.
Filled with gorgeous illustrations, Courageously Brave is sure to be one of your kids' favorites!
About the Author
Jimetta Mayne is an author, mentor, speaker, and Christian Encounter Coach trained through MetaFormation. In several decades of marriage to her husband Rod, she has been a mother and grandmother to many. She developed the "Adventures with Grandma Metta" series to build children who grow up knowing who they are, what they can do and how much they are loved.
Jimetta and Rod live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains where they love adventures like staying cozy with cocoa and blankets in winter snows and sleeping under the stars in summertime. Jimetta enjoys lavishing love on her grand kids, and helping others grow in love, discover their true identity, and find their destiny.
Courageously Brave By Jimetta Mayne
Buy this book if you: Want to proactively influence young children with positive ways to counteract fear.
Overcoming Fear Following her first children's book, What If? Jimetta Mayne delivers another Adventure with Grandma Metta. The author applies her heart coaching skills as she addresses negative emotions that block her grandchildren's desires for freedom and peace. One by one she gives them the opportunity to articulate their fears, note their choices, and step in the direction of faith.
Spilling out of their car and into the arms of their joyful Grandma, Josh, Sophie, and Caleb are in for a time of exploring their external world that exposes hidden fears as they play on the lake, sleep under the stars, and even swing off a rope into the water. At every opportunity the author uses several strategies to encourage her young friends to walk away from fear into new experiences.
One strategy is for Grandma Metta to observe and fully listen to what her grandchildren are not saying by their behavior. She goes for the heart as she asks Caleb what he is really afraid of. Without cajoling or persuading she declares that there is no shame in being afraid. With patient encouragement she supports her youngest grandchild when he is ready to face his fear.
The author reveals how we draw courage from another as we see those around us push through fear. This happens when Caleb's chooses to trust God with the unseen things in the water. This gives his two older siblings the courage to push through their own challenges.
Our imagination is a gift from God but at an early age we unconsciously allow it to be driven in the wrong direction by things we don't know or understand. When Sophie squeals out in fear about the night noises, her older brother is unable to comfort her due to his own fear. Grandma Metta is on the ready to provide the safety net of truth, bringing a sense of safety followed by peace that leads to sleep!
Another strategy shows how identifying with another's emotion enables them to feel they are not alone like they are the only one struggling to disallow fear from swallowing peace in their hearts. When the author show's how this it is done, a lifeline is thrown to little Sophie which helps her relax and enjoy the fun adventure she's wanted with her siblings and dear grandma.
This book is a wonderful resource for anyone wanting children to develop the character qualities of bravery and courage in relatable ways. A Going Deeper section in the back of the book asks practical questions about the relationship between the risk that accompanies trying new things and feeling fearful.
Courageously Brave is a quality hardback book with beautiful illustrations that will draw children and adults into Josh, Sophie, and Caleb's adventure. It is a carefully crafted resource that seeks to instill in young learners how to integrate problems solving that cause them to think
Courageously Brave causes the readers to pause and consider practical ways to overcome every-day fears by employing powerful choices that bring new experiences. Due to lots of words on the beautifully illustrated pages it would be good to read smaller portions to younger children.
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