The Bible for Kids

February 19, 2024

S6Ep6: Holy Care for the Whole Self

This week hosts Mike Nawrocki and Sarah Humphrey talk with author Laura Smith about her new book, Holy Care for the Whole Self.

Laura L. Smith releases 13 th book! Holy Care for the Whole Self: Biblical Wisdom for Mental and Spiritual Well-Being. This book touches on the hot topic of the intersection of faith and mental health and releases February 6, 2024.

Holy Care for the Whole Self is a follow up to Smith’s successful titles with Our Daily Bread Publishing, How Sweet the Sound (over 130,000 copies sold) and Restore My Soul (over 30,000 copies sold).

About the book:

In Holy Care for the Whole Self, Laura L. Smith debunks the stigmas of mental health and shows how caring for our well-being is Biblical and can help us better live the lives Christ calls us to.

Covering topics such as community, getting outside, prayer, how to proactively and reactively care for your mental health, what to do in a setback, etc. each chapter includes personal narratives (from Smith and the over dozen friends and mental health professionals she interviewed), Biblical examples, and scientific tie-ins to Scripture. There are reflection questions at the end of each chapter that makes the book perfect for small group or individual studies.


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About The Bible for Kids Podcast

If you have a child in your life that you want to pass along biblical values to, this podcast is for you. Hosted by best-selling author Amy Parker and author and co-creator of VeggieTales Mike Nawrocki, The Bible for Kids seeks to provide a discovery platform for best resources for teaching biblical values to kids. Guests include authors, teachers, musicians, film makers, and more.

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About Amy Parker and Mike Nawrocki

Amy Parker is the bestselling author of over fifty books for children, teens, and adults, including A Night Night Prayer and the Christian Retailing’s Best Award winners Firebird and Courageous Teens, which she co-authored. Her books have sold more than 1.5 million copies. A three-time Mom’s Choice Award winner, she lives outside Nashville with her husband and their two sons.

Mike Nawrocki is the co-creator of VeggieTales and the voice of the beloved Larry The Cucumber, has been part of the pulse of the Veggie brand since its inception in 1993. Mike has created, written, and directed most of the popular “Silly Songs with Larry” segments, including fan favorites “His Cheeseburger” and “The Hairbrush Song.” He has also lent his screenwriting and directing talents to dozens of VeggieTales episodes such as “Madame Blueberry and The League of Incredible Vegetables,” as well as both of the properties’ theatrical release films, Jonah and The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. In addition, Mike has authored a number of VeggieTales books and CD projects as well as developing and writing for another of Big Idea’s hit animated properties, 3-2-1 Penguins. Mike is currently focused on developing new children’s properties centered around fun characters, engaging storytelling, and wholesome values. Mike makes his home in Franklin, TN, with his wife and two children.


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