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 autumn in the Blue Mountains and that’s lovely. The leaves are turning golden and our proteas are out and we’re eating cucumbers from the garden. AND we’ve had lots of rain… which is reminding me of our seven Nepali monsoons and the lessons we learnt back then. It amazes me that ‘My Seventh Monsoon’ will be ten years old this May! I’d love to mark the ten years by filming and producing a ten-part Bible Study Guide on ‘Seasons in Nepal’. If you would like to know more, of if you have fund-raising ideas, please look at the pitch video on my ministries page and then send me an email.
In other news, the first print run of ‘The Zookeeper’ children’s book has sold out and we have gone to a second print run. That’s wonderful! I have also uploaded the ten-part Zookeeper Lesson Plan – as a downloadable PDF on my shop page – for use in schools and churches. Each of the ten lessons goes for 40 minutes and together they aim to cover the overarching story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Zookeeper activities, bible passages, discussion questions, stencils, animal masks, memory verses and prayers are all included. I’d love you to use it in your school or church and then send me some feedback. The ideal age group would be 6-9 year olds. For that purpose, I’m offering the ten-part Lesson Plan at the discounted price of $39.95 for use in term 2, 2017. After term 2, I will send you a survey monkey so that you can send me your feedback. Thanks in advance!
If you would like a copy of any of my books, including ‘The Zookeeper’, 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!
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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.