LAURA D. LEWIS
Born in Rochester, New York, raised, baptized and confirmed in the Missouri Synod Lutheran church, Laura attended a private Catholic high school in South America and continues to pursue her faith from several angles. Artist, marketer, business owner and writer, she has spent the last ten years working on increasing understanding between Christianity, Islam and Judaism and reporting with a partner on Gaza Strip, Israel and Palestine. Laura has spent time living in Europe and the Middle East. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Born in Rochford, Essex – England and raised in the Anglican faith, Michael lived most of his life in Essex before moving to the Devon countryside. Composer, songwriter, lyricist, arranger, his early musical life centered upon playing in rock bands around Essex and London. He currently plays in a band and is touring Europe.
Michael has composed and staged musicals and recently completed composing the score for Sharpstick Productions’ Side by Side, a documentary film currently being shown in the UK about the peaceful cohabitation of Christian and Muslim Arabs and Israeli Jews in Neve Shalom and Haifa. Additionally, Michael recently completed several adventurous choral pieces based on Biblical verse as well as an evocative setting of the classic Parce Mihi, Domine for solo Countertenor and Choir, combining both Latin and English texts. In addition to co-writing and editing Storybook Advent Calendar, Michael arranged and performs all the music on The Storybook Advent Carols Collections Volumes One and Two.
Matthew, Mohammed & Micah: Storybook Advent Calendar Singlesby Lewis Brech, Laura D Lewis
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One of the most important holiday stories out today because it helps children appreciate the unique aspects of their own faith while understanding the differences and beliefs of others. Some of the Questions addressed include: Why don't Christians celebrate Hanukkah? What is Eid? How are Islam, Christianity and Judaism similar... and how are these three faiths different?
Join Matthew, Mohammed and Micah, three teens, as they discover each others' faiths and learn to appreciate their similarities and differences. Included in this story are the basics and a few of the common misconceptions about all three faiths. Recommended for children 8 and above due to the complexity of the information. A critical favorite with readers and reviewers alike.
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