Christian Art Gifts is honored to have Carolyn Larson as part of its very talented team of Christian authors. Carolyn has written more than 50 books for children and adults.
Christian Art Gifts is honored to have Carolyn Larson as part of its very talented team of Christian authors. Carolyn has written more than 50 books for children and adults. She has been awarded various awards, including the C.S. Lewis Silver Award. Carolyn’s writing portfolio includes devotionals
and children’s Bible storybooks
. “My mother used to say that I had a book in my hand no matter what I was doing – from playing softball to helping with housework,” says Carolyn. “It’s true that growing up, I nearly read my way through the little library in my small town. Books have always held a fascination for me.” Carolyn loves to laugh, read good books and circle around other women in their faith walk.
Carolyn shared with us what inspired her Christian faith as she was growing up. “When I was 16 years old my pastor’s wife introduced me to Jesus and over the next few years she mentored me as I grew in my faith. She encouraged me to attend Bible college, as she believed that God had plans for my future that would require biblical training. Indeed, my studies helped me gain a deeper understanding of God’s Word and the importance of allowing it to take root in my life.” This wonderful mentoring relationship has instilled in Carolyn the desire and dedication to uplift and encourage others on their faith journey. Today, Carolyn uses her gifts to minister to others through her writing and speaking engagements. She travels the world as a frequent conference speaker, bringing scriptural messages filled with humor and tenderness.
Carolyn’s faith and love for the Lord is evident as she seeks to come alongside others as they grow and develop their own love for God. “I never ‘planned’ to be a writer,” says Carolyn, “but through a friendship with a book packager, God opened the door and cultivated in me a desire to make His Word understandable to children, new believers and those struggling with the reality of living for Him, even trhough a messy life in a troubled world.”
Knowing God deeply and allowing His Spirit to permeate every area of life is a continual work in progress for us all. “Honest, godly love for those who differ from us is sometimes a challenge”, explains Carolyn. “However, painful experiences in my life and those of ones I love have made me realize more than ever that Jesus’ instruction to ‘love God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and to love my neighbor as myself’ is of utmost importance.” Carolyn has inspired many to be transparent through their struggles in order to come together in a community of love, support, encouragement and prayer.
With a God-given passion for ministering to women and children, Carolyn has a humble heart of gratitude for all the experiences and blessings the Lord has given her. “There is a responsibility in writing Bible storybooks and devotionals and encouraging readers to know God more deeply. I do not take that lightly,” says Carolyn. “I pray over books. I pray for readers. I pray for those who give comments or suggestions. I am beyond grateful for the opportunities God gives me.”
This spirit of humility and deep love for Christ has made Carolyn one of Christian Art Gifts’ most treasured authors. It fits with our vision to spread the Word of God through quality products that are accessible to a wide audience. We are grateful to partner with Carolyn Larsen in telling the world about Jesus.