Jackie The Brave
Jackie The Brave is about a puppy that first hears about the armour of God by the little girl who adopts him. Since Jackie loves his little girl, he wants to be a brave warrior just like her. However, when she leaves for school in the school bus, Jackie thinks that she has been taken by a giant yellow dragon. Wanting to rescue her, he chases after the school bus. Unfortunately, he loses his battle and is injured in the process, leaving him with feelings of shame. After being bandaged up at the veterinary office, Jackie comes home and tries to hide. Jackie's little girl then models the love of Christ and reassures her puppy of her love. She then re-names her puppy to reflect the desires of his heart and support his dreams of being a brave doggie.
Jackie The Brave is the first book in a series of seven children's books. It chronicles the adventures of a small black puppy who learns to trust in God to overcome his fears. In these adventures, Jackie chases cars, and is afraid of bugs, the dark, dying, being unloved, and losing his security blanket. The books are both titled and modeled after the author's pets; and they address common fears that people face over the years. They show the pain and healing involved as well as speculate some of the reasons behind the fears. The author based these books on her own experiences and used her children's adventures to color them. They provide a biblical way out of fear and give a message of hope. Every book then closes with a Bible verse about God's love and trusting in His protection in order for children to understand that the Lord is always with them.