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 spring in the Blue Mountains… and within this ongoing, challenging year, I have a small piece of good news. My devotional book, ‘A Time to Hope’ is at the printers. That’s exciting! It’s the 100,000-word manuscript that I worked on all last year – 365 short devotions, covering the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. For me, the reminder of God’s overarching plan and purpose in Christ, within his grand story, is needed now, more than ever. You can pre-order it on my shop page. I’d love you to buy it, read it and pass it around!
Normally, I’d be quite busy at the moment with speaking engagements, however as you can imagine, all of these events have been cancelled or postponed due to the current health crisis. I’m looking forward to gathering again, when it is safe to do so.
In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying collecting more Faith Stories for Eternity News and the Bible Society. These are published on the Eternity News website and I’ve been really encouraged by the process. God is still at work in the world! https://www.eternitynews.com.au/section/faith-stories.
If you would like to share a short faith story with me, please send me a message on the contact page.
As well as that, I’m continuing with the book club on my facebook page. We read ‘My Seventh Monsoon’ in March and April, ‘No Ordinary View’ in May and June and then ‘Heading Home’ in July and August. We plan to start ‘Finding Faith’ in September. If you have time to join in, I’d love you to share your thoughts. It’s always good to stay connected and to use every opportunity we have to remind each other of our hope in the Lord Jesus.
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.