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 almost winter in the Blue Mountains, and I’m looking out my window, enjoying a few late roses in our garden. At the same time, I’m praying for our world, for healing and transformation after such a challenging two years.
For me, these last two years have felt quiet. I’ve been doing a lot more writing than speaking. My devotional book, ‘A Time to Hope’ was released 18 months ago. It is 365 short devotions, covering the sweep of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. Darren and I have been reading it for the second year in a row and finding it helpful!
As well as that, I spent 2020 working on a book with Feby Chan. Feby married Andrew Chan while he was in prison awaiting execution. Her story is a testimony to the love and faithfulness of God, even within pain and deep discouragement. The book is called ‘Walking Him Home’ and is also available at Koorong, Amazon etc.
But mostly, these days, I’m enjoying collecting ‘Faith Stories’ for Eternity News and the Bible Society. These are published on the Eternity News website and Facebook page. I’ve nearly done 200 of them! I’ve been really encouraged by the process. God is still at work in the world! https://www.eternitynews.com.au/section/faith-stories.
I’m also keen to collate these in book form, so I’ll let you know when that is available. If you would like to share a short faith story with me, please send me a message on the contact page. I’d love to hear from you.
With my love and prayers at this time,
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Naomi is the author of ten 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 eight other books.
Radio - Everyday Stories
Naomi has recorded 250 radio segments and they are available on this site as well as on Media Point for use by radio broadcasters around Australia.
Storytelling and Speaking
Naomi speaks regularly at churches and larger conventions. Her style is a mixture of creative storytelling and Biblical encouragement. She loves to share on the theme of seasons, the body of Christ, God’s enabling, our true home and having a heart for mission. As well as this, she also presents Biblical portions in first-person dramatic style, enjoying 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 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!
In 2019, Naomi and her son, Stephen Reed, jointly released ‘The Conductor’. This is a 56-page illustrated children’s chapter book, all about the Conductor who loves his instruments and who longs for them to play together in harmony. They struggle to do that! Naomi also performs the story live (in her own warmly compelling style) at churches and larger conventions, as an encouragement for all of us to be the body of Christ.
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 ten 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.