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 winter in the Blue Mountains, which means it’s cold! But I have my writing desk in the sunniest corner of our house, so that’s warm and lovely… and the kettle is on! AND my new story, ‘The Conductor’ is at the printers. That’s exciting! This is a companion volume to ‘The Zookeeper’ and it’s all about a Conductor who loves the instruments. He gives them the music and tells them to play together and to keep their eyes on him. But the instruments struggle to do that! Will the Conductor have a plan to bring the music back? The book is ideal to read to children from 4-7 years old and as a read alone book for 7-90 year olds. Like ‘The Zookeeper’, ‘The Conductor’ has been beautifully illustrated by our son, Stephen Reed, and we think the 33 pictures are wonderful! Please go to the shop page to pre-order your copies – they will be available from Friday 14th June 2019. And please tell your friends!
Thanks also to those who have been reading ‘Finding Faith’, and passing it on. I keep getting nice feedback about how encouraging it has been to a whole range of readers, including those in the very early stages of their faith in Jesus. Quite a few groups are using the discussion questions, so let me know if you would like these, and I’ll email them to you, free of charge.
My next speaking engagement is at Turramurra Anglican on Saturday 15th June. You’re welcome to come along! See my calendar for details. Then, in July we’re taking a break and walking the Larapinta Trail, across the MacDonnell Ranges, west of Alice Springs. We’re looking forward to the big sky and space and the colours and the light! I’ll post some photos on my Facebook page.
Until then, 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 eight 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), a live storytelling by Naomi, and a ten-part Zookeeper lesson plan, perfect for schools and churches. As well as that, ‘The Zookeeper’ children’s chapter book is available in Nepali!
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.
In November 2017, Naomi took on a new role, as an ambassador for the International Nepal fellowship (INF). The INF is an international Christian mission, working in Nepal since 1952, and aiming to empower the most marginalised and disadvantaged people in Nepal, through health and community development. Naomi and Darren themselves served in Nepal with INF for six years, from 1993-1996, and from 2003-2006. If you would like to hear Naomi speak about the work in Nepal through INF, or if you would like to arrange a ‘Nepali event’ at your church or organisation, please go to the contact page of this website.
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.