In 2013, Naomi was commissioned by Interserve to write a book telling the best stories of faith and mission in Asia and the Arab World, through the eyes of Interserve partners. She loved the whole process – travelling, interviewing the partners and writing up their amazing stories of God at work, even in the desert. ‘The Plum Tree in the Desert’ was released by Authentic Media in mid 2015.
Heading Home is the third in the original series, following on from My Seventh Monsoon and No Ordinary View. It follows the family’s return to Australia and covers Naomi’s thoughts and reflections on the nature of home, belonging and purpose. It was published in June 2012.
No Ordinary View is the sequel to My Seventh Monsoon. It describes the years in Dhulikhel when the family were training Nepali physiotherapists and struggling through issues related to poverty and civil war. The constant reminder was to “fix your eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what it seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal.” (1 Cor 4:18). The book was awarded first place in the Australian Christian Book of the Year Award, 2009.
My Seventh Monsoon is the first in Naomi Reed’s award-winning trilogy. It was written in Nepal during the monsoon of 2005, while Naomi was struggling with home-school, civil war and 120 days of rain. As she stared outside at the rain, she began to type and consider the way that God works his purposes in our lives through seasons. The book reads like ‘a very long cup of tea’ and was awarded second place in the Australian Christian Book of the Year Award, 2008
‘The Promise’ was written by Naomi during 2008 and then published by Ark House Press in Sept 2009. It is a series of 20 dramatic monologues (using Biblical female voices) that capture the sweep of God’s plans and promises for the world – from Genesis to Pentecost. The style is warm and inviting and the book will particularly appeal to those who enjoy story and connect to God’s truth through narrative.
Also available as an Audio Book!
‘Over My Shoulder’ began as a series of interviews that Naomi performed with fellow workers in Nepal during 2005 and 2006. In the midst of a stressful situation, she longed to show the diversity of the cross-cultural experience as well as the way that personality shapes thinking and behaviour within that context. The result is an easily accessible exploration of the impact of personality on cross-cultural mission. It was published by Ark House Press in March 2009 and is specifically written for those preparing to go to the field.
As well as its paperback version, the book is available as an audio book – a 7 CD unabridged version produced by Bruce Wheatley and read by Melanie Grouse, Natalie Maddock, Melissa Brinkworth, Margaret Mcgarity, Cecily Jackson, Rreer Dokmanoivc and Naomi Reed.
The Zookeeper 10-Part Lesson Plan is a resource for schools and churches. It’s a downloadable PDF file.