Meet Margo Holmes
Margo and her husband, Bill, reside in Lake Placid, Florida, the Caladium Capital of the World, where Bill has farmed caladium bulbs for many years. They have six children and fifteen grandchildren. Since the beginning of their marriage, Margo and Bill have partnered as servants of God. For many years they pastored a church and ministered at assisted living facilities. Margo now speaks, by invitation, at churches, conferences and retreats. Margo is passionate about the game of tennis, but Margo is even more passionate about sharing God’s great love to all the world.
THE PURPOSE OF THE “GOD’S GREAT LOVE” SERIES
When I was about seven years old someone asked my parents if they could take me to a vacation Bible school. Since I wasn’t part of a “church going family,” I knew nothing about God or the Bible. They consented. That week each child was given a scripture to memorize and to recite during the graduation program. I was assigned the scripture John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Not good at memorizing, I was terrified that when I was called on, I would forget the words. At the end of the week, as my little class was making its way to the sanctuary where we were to perform, I remember walking down the stairs, repeating to myself the words of the scripture over and over. Then suddenly, unexpectedly, an amazing thing happened. I saw Jesus on the cross and as I did, the words of the scripture pierced my heart and I grasped, truly grasped, that God did love me and that His Son Jesus did die for me. It would be many years before I was able to attend church on a regular basis, yet the words of John 3:16, the concept of God’s love, and the feeling that I belonged to Jesus were forever settled deep inside my heart.
As much as that helped me, what a difference could have been made in my life if I had known more. Inside my heart now is the desire that every child not only knows and understands God’s Great Love for them, but more, so much more! Through this series of books, I want to introduce children to some of the basic truths found in scripture. I want to do it in such a real way that it penetrates their hearts, their minds and their spirits. I want to see children prepared and equipped through knowing God and His Word to not only be able to cope with the challenges they face every day, but to be victorious through them all!
Great Books / 3 Different Age Groups
“GOD’S GREAT LOVE” SERIES
7-12 Year Old Readers
Each of these wonderful books in the “God’s Great Love” Series are designed to give your child deeper understanding of an important, basic concept of the Christian faith.
All the books are filled with inspiring illustrations that will help your child imagine what certain Bible events were really like. You will enjoy reading these books to your child and discussing the questions that inevitably surface in the conversation.
Churches should use these books in their children’s classes. They have been written for ages 7-12 (or very precocious 5-6 year-olds).
OTHER BIBLE-BASED STORIES
7-12 Year Old Readers
Wonderful character-building, faith-building stories abound in the Bible. Margo selects some of the most inspiring people and events to teach your children how to walk with God and be salt and light in this world.
“GOD LOVES YOU” SERIES
3-6 Year Old Readers
Written specifically for “beginning readers,” the books in the “GOD LOVES YOU” Series are easy to read and understand. Numerous illustrations keep children interested and help them relate to the subject material. The prayer and the review questions at the end of each book provide a perfect opportunity for children to absorb what they have learned into their hearts, their minds, and their actions.
Teenage and Adult Readers
This category includes both biblical fiction and autobiographical books in which the author shares heart-touching and faith-building events of both her childhood and adult years.