God's Photo Album: How We Looked for God and Saved Our School

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Shelly Mecum and her students had a dream -- and enough courage and faith to make their dream soar. Tirelessly optimistic and fiercely determined to save the struggling Ewa Beach elementary school on Oahu, Hawaii, Mecum mobilized a community to realize her vision: a spiritual quest for God and a brave book-writing adventure. Some 168 young children and their families, ranging from five to eighty years old, toted cameras, notebooks, and pencils across the island by bus, trolley, and glass-bottom boat. Their mission? To find God. And -- each in their own way -- they did: in palm trees and koi ponds, on rugged shores, in the Hard Rock Cafe, and in one another.

Here are their surprising snapshots and inspiring observations, offering unforgettable moments of grace. Proof that no dream is too big, this story will capture the hearts of everyone who wants to know how to find God.

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Shelly Mecum has been a reading and writing teacher and is now an author in residence at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Ewa Beach on Oahu, Hawaii.

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"A true reminder of the value of simplicity." -- --Richard Carlson, author of the #1 best seller Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

"A wonderful gift that conveys the wisdom of children and evokes your own wonder." -- -- Spencer Johnson, M.D., author of Who Moved My Cheese?

"God has brought his heaven to the earth of Shelly Mecum and her band of angels. Hosannah and Hurrah!" -- --Malachy McCourt, author of A Monk Swimming and Singing My Him Song

"God needed to be locked into this great Photo Album to evoke your love, laughter, tears, and joy of spirit." -- --Mark Victor Hansen, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul series

"God's Photo Album is a dream book ... a dream that came true." -- --Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes

"God's Photo Album is a remarkable book that reminds us that God is in everything." -- --Richard Paul Evans, bestselling author of The Christmas Box

"God's miracle is on every page. Thank you, Shelly Mecum. This is a blessed gift." -- --Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God

"These children and their families have found God in unexpected places and in return they give God to us." -- --Madeleine L'Engle

"This is a wonderful book created by God and those closest to him--the children." -- --Jack Canfield, co-editor, Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul

"a powerful book about God, faith, children, community, family and all the things we need to heal our planet." -- --Wally Amos, author of Watermelon Magic: Seeds of Wisdom, Slices of Life

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