“In the Parable of the Sower, the seeds that fell on good soil produced a bountiful harvest. May the seeds of faith sown by Beverly Wirth in Flowers from Seeds find fertile soil among its young readers and their families, helping them to grow ever stronger in their Christian faith and their awareness of the beauty and wonder of God’s creation and His love for His children.”
—The Rt. Rev. William H. Love, Bishop of Albany
“A delightful story about a sister and brother who love each other, and the wonder of creation. Beverly’s book is a reminder to young and old alike that it is God who gives us all things bright and beautiful.”
—The Reverend Dr. Robert de Wetter,
Senior Pastor, Snowmass Chapel, Snowmass Village, Colorado
“Brilliant! This book warms my heart.”
—The Reverend Nigel W. D. Mumford, Director of Healing Ministry,
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, Greenwich, New York
“The detailing of flowers in Beverly’s art, combined with her writing, educate children and point them to their Creator. A children’s book that will be read again and again.”
—Faith Rattei, BA, Associate Director of Outreach through Youth,
Marco Lutheran Church, Marco Island, Florida
My name is Betsy and Bill is my brother. Springtime is here and we’re planting our garden. We dig little holes and put in small seeds. Soon we’ll have flowers, flowers from seeds. We put the packets next to the seeds. When the flowers grow up, we’ll know their names. All of the seeds will be safe in the ground. We touch them with love, my brother and I. God sends the sunshine to warm up the ground. We bring the water and sprinkle each one. When we forget, God brings the rain. God tells the seeds to shoot down some roots. When we’re not looking, God sends some sprouts. Day after day, He makes the sprouts grow. Bigger and bigger and bigger they get. I do not know how God does it all! Our plants are all grown up, and now they have buds. What comes from the buds, we will soon see.
Beverly Wirth holds a BFA in design and an MFA in illustration from RISD/Syracuse University. Her childhood gardening experiences have flowered into fifty years of exhibits and commissions for churches and schools internationally. Wirth and her husband, Bradford, are parents to two and grandparents to five. They divide their time between central New York and Florida.