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Other stories in the Held in Hope series include:
Maya Goes to Hospital
Josh Stays in Hospital
Jesus Still Loves Joe
Part of the Held in Hope series by Victoria Beech and the Paediatric Chaplaincy Network
Published: 24 March 2011
Sam is very poorly. Everyone has worked hard to make him better. But they can’t. As he looks at pictures of the special things he has done with his family and friends, Sam’s friend reminds him that Jesus is preparing a special place for him. But what will it be like?
This story explores a young child’s experience of being life limited and shows how important it is for such children to know that Jesus is preparing a place especially for them and that they will always be remembered.
Co-authored by Victoria Beech and the Pediatric Chaplaincy Network, it is part of the Held in Hope series, a series developed with the Paediatric Chaplaincy Network in order to provide sensitively written and stunningly illustrated stories about young children’s experience of illness or facing death, and how they relate their Christian faith to their experiences.
The books include helpful notes for parents, including questions and activities to use with young children and information of other resources and organisations.
This story is also available as a free online film with the story read by Bear Grylls.
Find out more about how these books came about here.