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WILMINGTON, NC, November 01, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, multi-award winning author and teacher, has announced the release of a Christian-based children's picture book entitled 'Who Is Jesus?' The new book, specifically written for children ages 2 to 8, presents a picture of Jesus drawn from a Scriptural perspective. In everything she writes, Diorio strives to seek truth within Truth while remaining true to Scriptural principles. She feels this is especially important today, in that children often do not see Jesus as portrayed in the Bible.
According to Diorio, "Children today are being fed a long list of lies not only about the identity of Jesus Christ but also about the way to be saved." Her mission is to combat those lies by presenting the truth as found in the Holy Scriptures.
Diorio has written seven books, been a contributor to eight others, and has published seven booklets. She brings her considerable talent ajnd impressive background together in 'Who Is Jesus?' to create a work that is certain to become a classic in the Christian Children's books genre.
Dr. Diorio holds numerous degrees including the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in French with a concentration in Comparative Literature, the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree in Christian Counseling, the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in French with a concentration in Comparative Literature, the Master of Arts (MA) degree in Italian Language & Literature, the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Writing Popular Fiction with a concentration in Writing for Children and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in French.
She has won numerous awards, including Third Place for "From Feminism to Freedom" AMY Writing Awards; Fifth Place, National Writers' Club Short Story Contest for "The Birthmark;" Top 100 Short Stories ranking for "The Birthmark," Writers' Digest Short Story Contest; Honorable Mention for radio script, TAKE ONE Radio Theatre; Second Place for Novel, St. Davids Christian Writers' Conference Contest; Third Place in Women's Fiction, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Contest; Second Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, East Texas RWA Southern Heat Contest; Second Place in Historical Category for Novel, Romance Writers' Ink Where the Magic Begins Contest; First Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, Colorado RWA Heart of the Rockies Contest; and First Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, Spacecoast Launching a Star Contest.
"Children ask tough questions," Diorio says. "Questions like 'Does Jesus still love me when I'm naughty?' These kinds of questions can pose a special challenge to parents, grandparents, and caregivers as they teach their children about God."
Dr. Diorio is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. All of her works are available at online book retailers and at her site. More information, including information on 'Who Is Jesus?', is available at her site at http://www.MaryAnnDiorio.com.
MaryAnn is also a multi-award winning author, a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Behavioral Consultant, and a Certified Biblical Counselor as well as a gifted Bible teacher and speaker whose heart's desire is to help people become all that God created them to be. For all that God has done and continues to do in her life, MaryAnn gives Him all the praise and all the glory.
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