A World Wonder: A Story of Big Dreams, Amazing Adventures, and the Little Things That Matter Most

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$18.99  $17.66
Ten Peaks Press
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8.4 X 10.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Laura Wifler is the cofounder of Risen Motherhood and Executive Director of the nonprofit ministry. She cohosts the popular Risen Motherhood podcast and is the coauthor of the bestselling book of the same name. She is also the author of Like Me and Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer. Laura lives in central Iowa with her husband, Mike, and their three wild and wonderful kids.

Janna Mattia is an illustrator from California who also has a love for writing. She works primarily in traditional media, but feels equally at home working digitally. With a touch of nostalgia for the old classics, Janna is devoted to creating memorable stories through high quality art.

"Through the creative tale of an aspiring little girl named Cora, a rickety old house, and an ordinary village, A World Wonder will open your eyes to the beauty of community. While culture teaches us to strive more, be better, and achieve great things, Laura Wifler vividly brings home the wisdom that we don't need to search endlessly for a world wonder--the wonder is right in front of us in the people we love. Children and parents will cherish this memorable story."

--Gretchen Saffles, bestselling author of The Well-Watered Woman, founder of Well-Watered Women

"Through whimsical illustrations and delightful storytelling, Laura reminds us of God's most beautiful gifts: each other. A World Wonder is a sweet tale for the whole family about the joy and fulfillment found in dreaming right where we are, with those around us."

--Tara Sun, wife, mom, and author of Surrender Your Story

"In a world where kids are glued to screens and the library feels difficult to navigate, we need a resurgence of children's books that are full of timeless truth and beauty. Thankfully, Laura Wifler has stepped into that gap with a story powerful enough to soften any heart at any age. A World Wonder invites children into Cora's whimsical world, where they can grow up with her and learn what's truly important in life. This book is the perfect excuse to cozy up together in your favorite reading chair."

--Emily Jensen, author of He is Strong and coauthor of Risen Motherhood

"A World Wonder is a positively beautiful way to show your kids how much people truly matter. Like the main character, Cora, author Laura Wifler is creative, gifted, generous, and more interested in connecting with people than receiving accolades and collecting personal achievements. Her newest book will inspire every family to appreciate and dream big about building community. You're going to want multiple copies because it's not only a great book to read to your kids, it's the perfect book to give to neighbors to remind them how much you value their friendships."

--Adam Griffin, pastor, author, podcaster

"A World Wonder is a captivating tale exploring the pursuit of dreams, the ache of dissatisfaction, and the enchanting discovery of life's true wonders. With its exquisite illustrations, Cora's journey delivers an invaluable lesson that deserves a place in every young heart, reminding us that we're never too young to discover life's true treasures."

--Eric M. Schumacher, author of The Good Gift of Weakness

"This book itself is a little glorious wonder. With a lilting story that points to what's truly worth investing in, the greatest wonder of the world that will last for all eternity--the souls of people! A book to read again and again!"

--Ann Voskamp, author of Your Brave Song and One Thousand Gifts

"In this charming tale of creativity and community, Laura reframes what we consider wonderful--and does it in the most wholehearted way. Kids and grownups with big imaginations (and big hearts) are going to love this story."

--Kayla Craig, author of Every Season Sacred and To Light Their Way; creator of Liturgies for Parents