by Pamela Payne, MSA Jesus Is the True Vine was written to creatively and warmly introduce children to the character of Jesus Christ. There are nine characters who represent the True Vine Capers. Each of the True Vine Capers takes on a personality of one of the nine fruits of the spirits: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, meekness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and temperance. The True Vine Capers were designed to help children understand how to be individuals who care, love, share, and understand the love that Christ has for us. Jesus wants us to love everyone and live in peace. He desires for us to help one another and do good deeds. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Pamela Payne has a Masters Degree in administration and is a licensed counselor. She will graduate with a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies from North Carolina College of Theology in June 2007 and will pursue her Doctorate Degree in Biblical Studies beginning in the fall of 2007. She is the founder of the Fruit of the Spirit Ministry and Reaching You Resource Center. The Fruit of the Spirit Ministry promotes developing our character to be more like Jesus. The Reaching You Resource Center has a variety of programs to help empower individuals, families, and communities. To find out more about the ministry and resource center, you may view the following websites: www.fruit4god.com and www.reachingyouinc.com. She is the director of Kids R Loved Christian Learning Center, which provides a healthy and loving environment for children to grow and develop appropriately into wonderful individuals. She and her staff instill biblical principles in each child to give them a stronger development and spiritual foundation. Currently, she resides in Georgia, where she spends her time writing books, manuals, poetry, and songs. She enjoys designing inspirational t-shirts. Her favorite scripture is Meditate on the word day and night, you will have good success (Joshua 1:8). (2007, paperback, 32 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.