Naomi Reed is a gifted communicator who loves to use honest, everyday stories to remind us that even in the hardest moments, God has not forgotten us.
It’s almost spring in the Blue Mountains and that’s lovely. I always feel a lot better when there’s snowflakes and daffodils and gorgeous purple lavender in the garden. AND we will soon have another adult at our house. Our second son will be 18 in September! Everybody used to say that ‘it goes so fast’, referring to childhood, and now they’re right.
I really enjoyed speaking at the Christian schools conferences last month in Auckland and Perth. It was a very encouraging time and many of the teachers were keen to use the ten-part Zookeeper Lesson Plan in their schools, which was wonderful. The Lesson Plan is a downloadable PDF on my shop page and each lesson goes for 40 minutes – aiming to cover the overarching story of the Bible, and including Zookeeper activities, bible passages, discussion questions, stencils, memory verses and prayers. Not only that, but it’s still being offered at the discounted price of $39.95, for fourth term, 2017.
In other news, we are working on a translation of The Zookeeper into Nepali, which we are really excited about. We hope to have it available by October. As well as that, I’m enjoying collecting stories for my new book. This one has been commissioned by my publisher (Authentic Media in the UK) and aims to tell the stories of 12 people who have come to faith in Jesus out of other religious backgrounds. I’m amazed by the way God works so carefully and individually in each of our lives, revealing his love and plan, through Jesus. If you would like a copy of any of my books, please go to my book page. If you would like to hear any of my recent radio stories, please go to the ministries page. If you would like to be in contact, or make a booking, please send me a message on the contact page. I’d love to hear from you!
With love from
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Naomi is the author of seven books and one audio book. She began writing in Nepal in 2005, while she and her husband and three sons were living through their seventh monsoon. It began as a means of survival and soon became a love of storytelling. Naomi kept writing even after the rain stopped, firstly the sequel to ‘My Seventh Monsoon’ and then five other books.
Radio - Everyday Stories
Naomi has recorded 140 radio segments and they are available on this site as well as on Media Point for use by radio broadcasters around Australia.
In 2008, Naomi was studying Old Testament at SMBC and decided to write her way through the Bible using the voices of women. A year later, ‘The Promise’ was released and its audio version followed as a 7 CD set. Naomi now regularly performs these monologues in churches and larger conventions, particularly loving the opportunity to present the gospel message in a fresh and tangible way.
The Zookeeper – a tale of unimaginable love, is an original narrative by Naomi Reed, written to appeal to a wide audience of children and families. It tells the whole Biblical story, from creation to recreation, through the use of engaging allegory. The Zookeeper is available as a 64 page children’s chapter book (illustrated by Stephen Reed), an audio book (with music by Bruce Wheatley), a live performance and a ten-part Zookeeper lesson plan, perfect for schools and churches.
Bible Thematic Talks
Naomi also speaks regularly at churches and large conventions, giving down-to-earth Biblical messages on the themes of seasons, God’s enabling, the body of Christ, comparison, our true home and the heart of mission.
Naomi is currently working on a filming project set in Nepal. It will be a ten-part Bible study guide, perfect for small groups and churches, on the theme of ‘Seasons of life’. Each part will include culturally rich footage from Nepal, stories from ‘My Seventh Monsoon’, questions that we all share, interviews with Nepali believers, and a Bible study guide. For more information, or to support this project via funding, please contact Naomi via email. She hopes to film in Nepal in late 2017, or early 2018, dependant on crew and funding. For a small taster of the pilot project, please have a look at the video.
More information to follow!
Writer and Speaker
Naomi Reed is a writer and speaker who grew up in Sydney and studied physiotherapy with her husband Darren. They spent six years in Nepal with a medical mission (INF/Interserve) and during that time Naomi began to write. The six resulting books have become best-sellers in the Christian market. The family are now based in the Blue Mountains where Naomi is writing, speaking, and trying to keep up with their three sons and mad beagle.