Blog Posts by Sally Lloyd-Jones
How Children’s Books Come (And the Job of the Writer)
What can I say?
When I was 2 — long, long ago, back in the time of caves, when dinosaurs ruled the earth and parents left children in cars — my sister (a fresh plumpy newborn) and I were left in the back of our Humber car while our parents popped out — just for a second.
When they left us, I was sitting on the back seat, and my…Continue Reading
Self, Doubt, and Writing
I used to think my self-doubt and insecurity about writing were signs of my profound humility. It felt noble and heroic to be this full of agonizing self-doubt. It felt lowly and meek to be so tortured about whether or not I could write. I could almost hear the soundtrack and the violins. If there'd been open, windswept moors nearby, I'd have been on them.
But that's the thing about…Continue Reading
Teach Children the Bible Is Not About Them
When I go into churches and speak to children I ask them two questions:
First, how many people here sometimes think you have to be good for God to love you?
They tentatively raise their hands. I raise my hand along with them.
And second, how many people here sometimes think that if you aren’t good, God will stop loving you?
They look around and again raise their hands.