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 summer in the Blue Mountains, and that’s usually nice… because I love BBQ’s on our back deck, and Jacaranda trees and daylight savings. But this year, the plants are wilting a bit, and Darren and I have just returned from a Nepali winter, so we’re feeling the Australian heat more than usual! Our visit to Nepal was amazing, again, particularly being able to travel to the more remote areas of the country, like Jumla, and to see INF’s community health work there. At the beginning of November, I took on a new role as an INF ambassador, and that’s been a lovely opportunity to stay connected with Nepal, and to keep telling stories of God at work in that country. If you would like to hear more about INF’s work, and the changes in Nepal, or if you would like to arrange a ‘Nepali event’ at your church, please send me a message on the contact page.
Also, while we were in Nepal, we were able to get ‘The Zookeeper’ printed in Nepali! Hooray! This particular project has taken more than a year to complete and it has involved lots of wonderful people, especially Sima, Anil, Aguman, Sher, Rina, Darren and Stephen. Thank you to them! We’re praying that the books will be enjoyed by many children across Nepal.
In other news, I submitted my latest manuscript, ‘Finding Faith… Inspiring conversion stories from around the world’ just before we left for Nepal. It was an amazingly encouraging time for me to be able to listen to the variety of ways that God is at work in individual people’s lives. The manuscript is now with my publisher in the UK, Authentic Media, and I will let you know when we have a release date.
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 be in contact, or make a booking for a speaking event, 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), 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.