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 Spring in the Blue Mountains, and that’s a glorious thing. Right now, the daffodils are smiling at me every time I walk past them, and the roses are beginning to bud, and the days are feeling warmer. It’s beautiful. And it reminds me that new life is always at work, even when we can’t see any evidence at all!
At our house, indoor soccer has begun, the BBQ is being enjoyed, the boys are eating a lot of Weet-bix, and I’m buzzing away with new ideas. I enjoyed speaking at the Christian Schools Australia leadership retreat on the Gold Coast in August and I’m about to head to Phillip Island to speak at a weekend convention for St Hilary’s Anglican Church, Melbourne. As well as that, I’m investigating publishing ‘The Zookeeper’ as a children’s book, and Darren and I are planning a trip to Nepal in November.
If you would like a copy of any of my books, including the latest, “The Plum Tree in the Desert”, 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 six 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 four 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.
In 2013 Naomi wrote The Zookeeper script and together with Bruce Wheatley’s lyrics and music it grew into The Zookeeper Show. The story is an interactive presentation of the whole gospel through drama, music and puppets. With fellow actors Melanie Grouse and Sam Wallace, Naomi and Bruce are available to perform this at family church services, kids clubs and schools.
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 Television series to be filmed in Australia, Nepal and possibly two other countries. It seeks to capture the heart of our human longings and the answers and hope that we find in Jesus.
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.