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, which means that our freesias have turned bright yellow, and the roses are about to bloom. I can’t wait. Inside, I’m at my desk, madly editing the devotional book. This is the 100,000 word manuscript I’ve been working on all year – 365 short devotions, covering the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. I’ve loved it! I’ve been immersed in scripture, eight hours a day, all year. And I’ve been floored again by God’s vast, sweeping plan for his creation and his people – his goodness and faithfulness and justice and patience and plan, through the Lord Jesus. I think as believers, we’re daily stunned by the Gospel, and we long to share it with others, but it’s so vast and wonderful, that sometimes we feel like we can’t capture it well, or we worry that we’ll make it too small. And it isn’t small at all! My deadline for the manuscript is late October, so I have more time to stay immersed in it. My publisher (Authentic Media, UK) will make the book available next year, and I’ll let you know when there’s a date.
In the meantime, ‘The Conductor’ has been released, and is available on my shop page and at Koorong. This is the children’s chapter book that I wrote as a companion volume to ‘The Zookeeper’. It’s all about a Conductor who loves his instruments, and who longs for them to play together, keeping their eyes on him. But they find it hard! Our eldest son, Stephen, has done another wonderful job with the illustrations. Have a look, and share it with your friends!
I’ve also recently enjoyed speaking engagements in Adelaide, Berry and Sydney. And I’m still recording radio stories at Hope 103.2. And as well as that, this year is a significant one for our family. Our youngest son is finishing school! That means that Darren and I are heading straight back to Nepal, afterwards!
I’ll be in touch from there!
With love from,
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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.