Marsden, George M.
“Hi, I’m Anna. I am seven years old, and sometimes I feel scared. But don’t worry—I have a plan to face my fears. If you read this book, you can learn how to face your fears, too!”
When I Am Afraid is more than an illustrated children’s book. It is a precious guide for parents to help their children respond to fear and anxiety in God’s way. Told from the perspective of seven-year-old Anna, this book shares ways your children can recognize anxiety and equips them with biblical truths to help them trust in God. Each truth is demonstrated with a story from the life of King David, followed by questions encouraging parents and children to talk about what they learned. Read this book with your children and discover practical tips that will help them—and you—fight fear.
“When I was a child, I was afraid of many things; Sarah’s book would have encouraged me greatly. The wisdom and advice found in Anna’s story, poignantly written in first person, is so helpful and comforting to both anxious children and their parents. We are constantly led to God and His Word, the only and best place to take our worries and fears.”
—Mary Beeke, author of Teach Them to Work: Building a Positive Work Ethic in Our Children
About the Author
Sarah Najapfour has a BA in English literature and a teaching certificate from the University of the Fraser Valley. She has taught at Christian schools in British Columbia and Michigan before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She is married to Brian, and they have been blessed with five children.