The Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teaching Adventure

↠ The Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teaching Adventure ✓ Christine Thackeray - The Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teaching Adventure, The Crayon Messages A Visiting Teaching Adventure Cath Reed has been feeling desperately lonely With a husband alway traveling a daughter on the brink and still adjusting to her new ward she hopes her new visiting teaching route will bring some muc
  • Title: The Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teaching Adventure
  • Author: Christine Thackeray
  • ISBN: 9781599551487
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback

↠ The Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teaching Adventure ✓ Christine Thackeray, The Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teaching Adventure, Christine Thackeray, The Crayon Messages A Visiting Teaching Adventure Cath Reed has been feeling desperately lonely With a husband alway traveling a daughter on the brink and still adjusting to her new ward she hopes her new visiting teaching route will bring some much needed companionship Then she finds out she has been given the hardest visiting teaching route ever with the surly inactive Bishop s wife at the to ↠ The Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teaching Adventure ✓ Christine Thackeray - The Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teaching Adventure, The Crayon Messages A Visiting Teaching Adventure Cath Reed has been feeling desperately lonely With a husband alway traveling a daughter on the brink and still adjusting to her new ward she hopes her new visiting teaching route will bring some muc
  • ↠ The Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teaching Adventure ✓ Christine Thackeray
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The Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teaching Adventure

About Author

  1. I am just your average mom with seven kids and a sink full of dishes, always running late and alleviating all that angst by writing My first book The Crayon Messages A Visiting Teaching Adventure was written in a whirlwind I got the idea and just pounded it out in a matter of a few very messy weeks Then my sister and I partnered in a new book about C.S Lewis and his religious allegory called C.S Lewis Latter Day Truths in Narnia.Currently, I m working on the next visiting teaching adventure and then hope to expand and do some historical fiction.

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  1. This is one of those books that is so easy to read because it feels so familiar Like you re reading your own life Uplifting and inspiring, yet down to earth and real Christine Thackeray pulls no punches when it comes to describing the everyday trials of an LDS Mormon mother Because it isn t sugar coated, you feel like you can really relate to Cath and her struggles to deal with a move to a new area, a new ward, teenagers, and feelings of doubt and low self worth As the story progresses, you find [...]


  2. A good friend wanted me to read this book to see if it was a good one to send to her Mom, and it was a cute LDS Fiction Way too perfect tied with a big bow over all the problems, but overall a fun little book that required no thinking but still pretty good compared to other books in the same genre.


  3. This book was written by the YW President in my ward and was to be called The Sleeping Visiting Teaching Companion But when released the publisher appropriately titled it The Crayon Messages An Adventure in Visiting Teaching It is a sweet book full of hope and effort from one motivating women If you have ever been told just to send a note to those you visit teach Cath will inspire you to do much Maybe you ll visit them and leave some Crayon Messages of your own A quick easy read with just over [...]


  4. I think this book would have been much successful if the author had not tried to have so many different things going on I know that this was, in part, the point of the book we all seem to have ten million things going at once, but finding time for reaching out to each other is still vital in the midst of all that however, it felt like the message of finding consolation in being a stressed out mom wasn t balanced very well with the message of Visiting Teaching I really wanted to know about the [...]


  5. This is the write up here Cath Reed has been feeling desperately lonely With a husband alway, a daughter on the brink and adjusting to her new ward, she hopes her new visiting teaching route will bring much needed companionship Then she finds out she has been given the hardest visiting teaching route ever with the inactive Bishop s wife at the top of the list At least her companion Gwen seemed nice, an older woman in a nursing home whom no one had visited in years Using this to her advantage, Ca [...]


  6. This was a quick read I was hooked almost from the moment I saw the cover the title intrigued me also And what did visiting teaching have to do with crayon messages I work at a newspaper that is connected to a bookstore I went out into the bookstore before the production day began took it back to my desk to look at it I found myself sneaking peeks at it during lulls in my work I ve worked there for 12 years I have NEVER done that before I finally had to remove it from my sight.It was wonderful I [...]


  7. Having had the pleasure of seeing this author in action at one point in my life, and having lived in a similar kind of environment for a short time, I would like to differ with those posts that indicate the characters and their behaviors are unbelievable Scary as it may seem, everything you read here could have easily come from some combination of real life experiences.What I see shining through in this message is Christine s wonderful blend of right brained creativity and left brained genius Wh [...]


  8. This book was a treasure to read It does have the typical LDS tone, but the message within the book was just plain cute I like description of the Organ, and the way she wrote it I felt myself wishing I could hear it, instead of reading about it.This book is an easy read About a woman named Cath who is trying to fit in her new ward Three months of one devastating moment after another, she finds herself wanting to pack up her family and move back to Utah Decides against it only when an little old [...]


  9. I could totally relate to this book at this time in my life, I have also moved to a new area and have had a real struggle feeling like I have friends that know me in the new ward although I keep trying to do my best just like the main character and it really helped me look at it in a positive light I didn t give it 5 stars because the ending does seem to wrap up too perfectly and unrealistically, but otherwise a really cute and inspiring book that also makes me want to be better at Visiting Tea [...]


  10. Have you ever been lonely in a new place Had your well meaning actions misunderstood Worried about an errant teen Wondered if your best would ever be good enough Then you can relate to Cath, the main character in Crayon Messages by Christine Thackeray Despite the many challenges facing this mother of four, we can all feel inspired by her persistence You ll laugh out loud as she battles toilet papering teens, hot fudge, and her fears This book is as fun to read as it is encouraging I loved the ch [...]


  11. I really liked the idea of this book Cath was a great character with an honest heart and giving spirit I loved her idea of the crayon messages that she left for Gwen What a sweat idea Gwen felt like she was remembered and also Cath gained a much needed friend I think we can all relate to the busyness of Cath s life and feeling pulled in lots of different directions If we can just remember to serve others than I think that will give us perspective and we ll be happy.


  12. I loved how this book really made me think about visiting teaching in a different way I wish that it were non fiction because I would love to pass it around my ward Still I might recommend it to others because I think if people thought about visiting teaching like the person in this story amazing things would start to happen all over the place The book was easy to read and quick I wish it would have been developed a little , but maybe keeping it short is a good thing.


  13. Cute story, quick read I felt that the author tried to characature different personalities in LDS culture much like Joni Hilton , but they were a little too real and not as funny The fact that there were so many rude and uncaring people in her ward wasn t quite realistic to me However, the story was thoughtful and sweet.


  14. Wow took a while to get back here and comment on this First of all id did not take me months and months to read I think I finished it in less then three days It s a short book Overall I liked it Light and fluffy The story kept a good pace and I was often reading one chapter to see what was going to happen I am partial, however to longer reads so it lost a few points with me there.


  15. Christine Thackeray did an excellent job with this book In a heart warming way she reminds of the importance of Visiting Teaching, and how if we listen to the spirit, we will be able to meet the needs of our sisters or any others we come into contact with Sometimes we just never know the full extent of our touch on someone, by just listening.Makes you want to get out those crayons, and start writing.Good Read


  16. This is of a short story than a novel A super quick read that I really enjoyed Helped me to look at my own culture and the way I treat, and often judge others I guess I liked that it helped me remind me to stop doing that


  17. This was a great book and an easy read I read it in about 3 hours It has a great message about finding happiness within yourself not relying on others for you happiness I related very well with the main Character Cath Good read.


  18. Visiting teaching assignment with a companion who can t stay awake, literally Cath s new to her ward and having a hard time with feeling accepted, a husband who is traveling on business, and raising children.


  19. I didn t care much for the main character can t even remember her name and thought the way she dealt with problems showed weak mental capacity even though the author clearly thought she showing the way for women in the church Can t say I learned much from the book.





  20. I don t usually do this, but I didn t even finish this book Someone recommended this to me, but it was way too dramatic for my taste Sorry.





  21. I loved this book it reminded me that doing good works is still awesome That you can reach out to others no matter the circumstances.


  22. Loved the book Most of everything it talked about I ve been feeling and was really able to relate too Just what I needed and I finished in less than a day.


  23. Another typical Mormon fiction book A great Sunday afternoon book Totally predictable, and all tied up with a nice big bow at the end kind of book.



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