A note from Amy Parker
best-selling author for children at heart
Amy Parker has written and co-written more than sixty books for children, teens,
and adults, with 1.8 million copies sold. She has collaborated with authors
ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son. Two of
these collaborations—Firebird and Courageous Teens—are recipients of
Christian Retailing’s Best Awards. But Amy’s greatest reward is being a
wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan.
Love the world.
John 3:16 is probably the first Bible verse I committed to
memory, King James style, of course. “For God so loved the
world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Back then, I had no clue what it meant. Honestly, even now
that I’m all grown up—a Christian author, spending time
daily with God—I still don’t.
To love someone—more accurately, everyone—so much that you would trade your only child to give them life? Who loves like that? Only One that I know of. And He’s asked us to do the same. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this
everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35 NIV).
So, I’ve made it my goal. My motto. Regardless of where my career takes me, this mission remains
Love the world.
And I hope you’ll consider it too. Love the ugly. Love the beautiful. The got-it-all-togethers. The
broken. Love the poor, the rich, the obnoxious, the voiceless. Love those who hate you. Love those
who love you. Love them all. Because He told you to.
love the world. . . .