By studying how the early Christians believed and lived, we can learn many valuable lessons on what to avoid and what to strive for today. The Roman world had many facets that are strikingly similar to elements of modern life. Sommer's aim is to help the reader learn how to transform modern culture with the power of the Gospel as was first done in the centuries of the early Church.
Even though he had been a happy baby from a loving family, along the way he had
lost his smile. He doesn't enjoy any of the things that usually make children
happy, such as baseball, bike riding, rides at Playland, and swimming. Teddy
tries real hard to find his smile, but nothing works, until he asks his grandpa
for advice. Grandpa tells him that he can only get his smile back if he makes
Teddy can't understand how this will help, but
he’s willing to try. He goes home and starts doing helpful things for his
family and friends at school. Teddy’s life is transformed. This moving story
demonstrates the citizenship principle that happiness comes by helping others.
Is Freddy too chubby to get away? This retelling of this Aesop story reminds readers that parents always have their children's best interests at heart.
Intending to combine their musical talents to start a band, this lively crew finds another surprising way to benefit the community. With kindness for one another and good teamwork, they reap great rewards for a future full of happiness.
This charming retelling of a classic Brother's Grimm fable emphasizes the significance of kindness, teamwork, and never giving up.