Bella Gets Rescued, authored by Ellie Wakeman, LCC ’06, LCU ’12,
and illustrated by Melody Knighton, is a charmingly illustrated children’s book that tells the story of Bella, a lost “scaredy-cat,” who finds herself rescued by “scary” humans that she eventually grows to love. It is a parable of the heavenly Father’s love for the lost. Published by Ambassador International and releasing March 1, 2017, Bella Gets Rescued will be available for $17.99 in hardback at all major retailers.
About the Author: Ellie Wakeman has a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from Lincoln Christian University and has spent the past 18 years as teacher and storyteller to children. As Pastor of 2s & 3s ministry she enjoys interacting with families, training & coming alongside new teachers, and writing the preschool curriculum. She is a mother to five, grandma to seven, and wife to one extraordinary man. Her ongoing prayer is for all to come to know the hope, joy, love, and peace Jesus came to bring.
“As a seminary student it was obvious that Ellie was a deep theological thinker and had a heart for ministering with children. In this book she demonstrates her unique ability to make the profound seem simple and the complex become clear.”
—Don Green, DMin
President and Professor of Leadership at Lincoln Christian University
“On its surface Bella Gets Rescued is a story of a nameless stray kitten, lost and afraid in the world, who is adopted into a loving caring family. But it is about so much more: God’s unconditional love and adoption that can change us; moving from fear to faith. Children and parents will enjoy and benefit from both the story and its message.”
—James Riley Estep Jr., DMin, PhD
Professor of Christian Education at Lincoln Christian University