The Angel Said Australia is a series of picture books telling true stories of God working through ordinary people in Australia.

Leaves of Hope – The John Corliss Story

A non-fiction children’s picture book

The leaves have blown away…
John wants to give up as he watches his neatly raked piles fly around the neighbourhood.
Mother and son snuggle on the couch with a hot drink and wait for the storm to pass. She tells a story…
Long ago John Corliss wanted to give up, but he didn’t because God was with him. Then a soggy tract changed everything!
Will John rake the leaves for Mrs Jameson again and be persistent like John Corliss?
Or will the leaves just settle after the storm and wait for someone else?

The high-res images and video below can be used as a visual aid for retelling the Leaves of Hope story:

Walking Tours + Maps

Walking Tour 1

Walking Tour 2

Journal Video

Pedalling the Gospel – The Joseph and Julia Steed Story

A non Fiction children’s picture book

Eden is excited to finally be riding her bike without training wheels for the first time. The path along the bank of the Murray River seemed like the perfect place to ride with her Daddy and sister, Hannah. But learning to ride isn’t easy. When Eden says she never wants to ride again Daddy tells her a story about Joseph Steed who rode his bike all over South Australia selling books and telling people about Jesus. And about Joseph’s wife, Julia, who saved a sick boy from certain death. They both had something in common; when things got hard they didn’t give up. Eden thinks about the fun she was having before the accident. Could she be determined like Joseph and keep riding? Hannah wondered if she could help people learn about Jesus too? God had a plan for Joseph and Julia Steed’s lives, what plan does he have for you?

The high-res images below can be used as a visual aid for retelling the Pedalling the Gospel story:

Keys of Faith – The Stephen Haskell Story

A non Fiction children’s picture book

Tap tap tap…
While Jack waited for his mum, he and his dad wandered the streets of Auckland.
Dad told the story of Stephen Haskell, he’d come all the way from America over one hundred years ago. It had been a long journey and Stephen was looking for a room to rent, thankfully he found one at a boarding house on Turner Street belonging to Edward Hare.
But, what were the strange sounds coming from Stephen’s room? Would Edward pluck up the courage to ask? What curious new device sat behind the door keeping the guests awake at night?
It was something new—just like Stephen’s message for the people of New Zealand.

The high-res images below can be used as a visual aid for retelling the Stephen Haskell story: