Author Archives: Sonja Anderson

About Sonja Anderson

I write novels and short stories for children, and occasionally a book or article for adults, too. I grew up in Ohio, and I have lived in Chicago, Connecticut, Boston, Tokyo, and Seattle. The beautiful Pacific Northwest inspires me every day.

Play “What If?” and Change the World

Ramadan starts today. What can Christians do to love their Muslim neighbors? Click on the link to read my post on the Christian Children’s Author website: http://christianchildrensauthors.com/2019/05/06/play-the-what-if-game-and-change-the-world/

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“Are Unicorns in the Bible?”

I was curious about the sudden uptick in kids checking out the Bible in my school library. It wasn’t until I overheard two kids discussing whether or not there were unicorns in the Bible that I finally understood. Kids are … Continue reading

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Skipping Chocolate for Lent? How’s that Going for You?

I was never very successful as a kid whenever I attempted to give something up for Lent. Neither my family nor my church emphasized it as an important part of my faith, so I usually started with some good intentions … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day from snowy Seattle! A young friend greeted me at school today with this lovely picture inspired by Sophie’s Quest (“Sophie” and “Timley” are written under the pictures). So cute! This is our one and only day in … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Quest Giveaway Contest!

  Join Sophie Topfeather and Timley Mouse on a Holy Land quest in Sophie’s Quest, a novel for kids ages 7-11. With Sophie and Timley, you’ll hear about the first Christmas from a Bethlehem sheep dog—a dog whose ancestors were … Continue reading

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Christmas Book Giveaway Contest!

Hello! Do you like children’s books? To celebrate the holidays, I’m contributing Sophie’s Quest to a giveaway contest sponsored by a Christian Children’s Author group blog that I have joined! Click here to see ALL the wonderful Christmas books that … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Wallet? No, HEAD!

Wallets are held close–usually with us every time we go out, with our most important personal cards or pictures tucked inside. Shouldn’t it be the same with our MINDS? What do you hold close in your head? This question keeps … Continue reading

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A Whale Tale of Faith and Hope (Why I am Hopeful Today, #10)

Watching for whales out my living room window isn’t something I talk about a lot. Not because it’s crazy–I live near Puget Sound, home to whales–but because twenty-five years of watching for them has proven fruitless. Until yesterday. I was … Continue reading

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The Folded Cloth: Why I am Hopeful Today, #9

Nancy Drew and her friend are dismayed by the sight of a ransacked room. They want to know: “Who would do such a thing?” The answer, of course, is obvious: any burglar, thief, or interloper–anyone whose goal is to get … Continue reading

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He Actually Did It: Why I am Hopeful Today, #8

This past fall, you might recall, I seriously needed to reclaim some perspective. Troubling heart palpitations and a subtle, but relentless, sense of anxiety over the seemingly deliberate reign of chaos in Washington were beginning to truly get to me. … Continue reading

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