Linda Finlayson is a Canadian living in the Philadelphia area of the USA. She has enjoyed working with children in schools, churches and children’s clubs. Bringing together her love of books, children and history has given her the opportunity to write the adventure stories of real people. Linda is married and has one son.
Check out some recent Q&A for Guarding the Treasure: How God’s People Preserve God’s Word that was featured on the Thoughtful Convergence blog.
1. Why did you feel that a book like Guarding the Treasure is needed at this time?
With all the interest in the anniversary of the King James Bible, I thought it was time for children to understand where their bible came from. Many books were published on the subject over the last year for adults, but few for children.
2. Why did you personally feel like you could write this book? Are there things in your background you feel give you a unique perspective?
I love history and particularly to see how God’s purposes have been accomplished throughout history. I studied both history and English in university and have continued to read history and biography for fun. I have also been active in children’s ministries over the years and have developed story telling techniques that serve me well as I write.
3. What do you hope readers will take away from your book?
I hope my readers will come away from reading this book with a realization that history is not boring, but full of great stories about interesting people and events. I also want them to have an appreciation for those who have gone before us in the Christian life and how we have benefitted from their faithfulness. May they be encouraged to live out their lives with that same faithfulness.
Books by Linda Finlayson: