It’s hard to believe we are already approaching the final months of 2023. It has been another year of growth in my own life, in my family and in the ministry of Focus on the Family Canada. I am so thankful for God’s faithfulness and guidance through it all.

One of the ways in which I always hear from God is through trusted resources from Focus Canada. I can be confident that these biblically based titles will nurture my spirit and help me grow my faith.

That’s why I’m excited to share a few highlights from our kids and teens fall catalogue which is packed with faith-building resources. While I can certainly recommend every item featured in these pages, I want to draw your attention to these two new fiction titles.

Adventures in Odyssey: Young Whit & the Phantasmic Confabulator (Book #4)
In this fourth book in the series, Young Johnny Whittaker tries to save Duke University basketball, unravel a kidnapping, and begin to develop his most-famous invention! He also learns more about the amazing cloth left to him by his mother. The Young Whit series is the perfect gift for Adventures in Odyssey fans as it introduces readers to the history of the much-loved character John Avery Whittaker.
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Adventures in Odyssey: Young Whit & the Cloth of Contention (Book #5)
If they loved book 4, they’ll love this continuation of the series as well! In this next installment, Young Johnny Whittaker’s friend Huck is still in jail. The Confederate gold stolen from the bank is still missing. And Professor Mangle is still determined to get his hands on Johnny’s special cloth, which seems to have the power to heal. What will Johnny and his father do? Kids will be on the edge of their seats as they dive in to the origin story of Whit and his many exciting mysteries and adventures.
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I pray that these resources will inspire you on your own adventure with Christ!

Jean-Paul Beran, MA
Focus on the Family Canada