People ask Brent and me all the time, “Hey, how’d you guys come up with the idea for Bible Belles?”
Here’s that story.
We needed a birthday gift for our niece Hannah and thought it would be cool to rewrite the Bible story of the woman who shares her name. Hannah was a great, godly woman and our niece could learn about humility, strength, and trust in the Lord. I wrote the story, and Brent illustrated the cover.
We gave our niece the book, and we were surprised to find out that she and her sister weren’t really familiar with the story of Hannah. We asked around, and it turned out that a lot of girls just aren’t familiar with that story or the stories of many other women in the Bible.
However, the girls we talked to could name all of the Disney Princesses. If they can do that, we thought, why not women of the Bible?
After our “Girls should know about these women” moment, Bible Belles was born. We started working on our first manuscript and, three years later, we are launching our first book: Hannah: The Belle of Prayer.