Leah M. Wendt in partnership with SHALOM Woolery’s newly released “Estercita's Journey toward Shalom El viaje de Estercita hacia Shalom” is a clever tale of salvation

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“Estercita's Journey toward Shalom El viaje de Estercita hacia Shalom” from Christian Faith Publishing author Leah M. Wendt with the SHALOM Woolery of Kalamazoo, Michigan is an important lesson in acceptance and faith.

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“Estercita's Journey toward Shalom El viaje de Estercita hacia Shalom”: a bilingual story of faith for children. “Estercita's Journey toward Shalom El viaje de Estercita hacia Shalom” is the creation of published author, Leah M. Wendt, an educator and devoted community volunteer with SHALOM, a nonprofit group working to improve the lives of those it serves.

What if ninety-nine sheep were safe in the fold but one lamb had wandered away? In this delightful bilingual children’s book with real Michigan farm photos, Estercita the lamb strays from her flock and suddenly finds herself in danger. Searching for truthful relationships, she is suddenly vulnerable to a wolf who offers her a lie. She must choose whether she will follow the Good Shepherd who knows her name.

Estercita’s Journey toward Shalom (Peace) unfolds in both Spanish and English, offering children a diverse experience with answers to some universal questions:
Is God love? Is He good? Is He present?

The book uses real life photos of lambs, sheep, and alpaca that live at the SHALOM nonprofit ministry in Kalamazoo, Michigan. SHALOM offers caring communities to provide housing, social/educational opportunities for adults with developmental, physical, emotional, and mental disabilities.

All proceeds from this book will go toward Casa Ester Independence Home and Oasis Therapeutic Residential Home of Kids Alive Guatemala, Central America. SHALOM of Kalamazoo, USA, is pleased to partner with this like-minded ministry.
In a safe and supportive environment, young women are enrolled in a discipleship program and in school to learn skills that will benefit them personally and vocationally. For mothers coming with their children, they facilitate education and career support while ensuring the children are enrolled in school. They also support girls who cannot live independently due to learning disabilities.

In 2018 they began the Estercitas Program at Casa Ester for young women with cognitive disabilities focused on women who cannot safely live independently. They offer assistance with life skills and small-scale enterprises, like manufacturing jewelry and clothing, so they can provide a life of dignity at the level of responsibility for each girl.


Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Leah M. Wendt With the SHALOM Woolery of Kalamazoo, Michigan’s new book illustrates the daring journey of faith for those who seek peace (Shalom).

When a lamb seeks help from the wrong sources, the dangers of a false Father are presented. Will the lamb find its way home?

View a synopsis of “Estercita's Journey toward Shalom El viaje de Estercita hacia Shalom” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Estercita's Journey toward Shalom El viaje de Estercita hacia Shalom” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Estercita's Journey toward Shalom El viaje de Estercita hacia Shalom”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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