SF Book Review on Serena Tejpar’s “You Are So Much More”

You Are So Much More: An Inspiration for Children Healing from Trauma or Injury follows the tumultuous journey of a young girl who is struggling with her chronic illness. While other children her age are playing outside, going to school, and experiencing the freedom of youth, she must stay in hospital to receive treatment. Since her condition is not mentioned, the story should be easily relatable for any child struggling with any serious ailment. The author acknowledges how scary it can be to live with a serious condition, but also offers hope and encouragement for young survivors.

It is refreshing to see a children’s book that tackles this sensitive subject with a perfect combination positivity and realism. This story is equally important for healthy children to hear. Even though they may not be able to relate to the main character presently, they will gain a better understanding of the daily struggles that plague individuals who are battling illness. The emotions portrayed will help children build empathy toward sick individuals, while also showing how brave one must be to withstand all these challenges. The author provides resources after the story to assist adults who are caring for a child with a chronic illness.

Reviewed By: for San Francisco Book Review
Author Serena Tejpar
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 44 pages
Publisher Loving Healing Press
Publish Date 01-Jun-2022
ISBN 9781615996322
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Issue June 2022
Category Children’s
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The Whole Youth Worker: Advice on Professional, Personal, and Physical Wellness from the Trenches

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If you are thinking about youth ministry, already doing youth ministry, know a youth minister,
or simply need something to read quickly so that you can say, "Why yes, I have finished an entire book!",
The Whole Youth Worker is for you. This book provides the things I wish someone would have written
down for me early in my career in youth ministry. In The Whole Youth Worker, I share my tips,
strategies, and advice on:

  • Being a professional inside the office
  • Dealing with criticism
  • Balancing family and ministry
  • Challenging your congregation's definition of success
  • Creating a more parent-friendly ministry
  • Creating a clear vision for ministry
  • Ministering to others when you are struggling yourself
  • and much more!


    Youth Ministers and Pastors Acclaim for The Whole Youth Worker


    "If you want to hear from the heart of a youth worker who struggles to enjoy the Monday-to-Friday part of youth ministry and wants to help you get through it too, then you need to read The Whole Youth Worker."
    --Mike Kupferer, Youth Ministry Exchange


    "In The Whole Youth Worker, Jay gives us a glimpse at what it's like to be in the trenches--both good and bad. You will read this book and say, 'Been there--it's good to know I'm not alone!'" --Rev. Bill Fisackerly, IV,
    Gulf Cove United Methodist Church


    The Spiritual Discover Series from Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

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