Feb 7, 2022
This week Amy and Mike talk with Eric and Meredith
Schrotenboer, authors of the children’s board book, Hear, O
Little One: In the Morning and The Evening.
This lyrical adaptation of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 introduces young
children to the "Shema," a sacred statement of belief that has been
recited in the morning and evening through the ages, including by
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love
the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and
with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today
are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk
about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on
your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the
doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
For centuries, followers of God have started and ended their
day by saying the Shema, a five-verse passage in the book of
Deuteronomy, as a twice-daily reminder to love God with all of
their heart, soul, and strength.
Written in rhyme for infants through four-year-olds, Hear,
O Little One is a colorful and creative adaptation of the
Shema. This innovative board book is intended to be read in the
morning and then flipped over and read in the other direction for a
different version at nighttime.
Help your child develop a lifelong love of God and a deep
reverence for God’s Word with this one-of-a-kind children’s book.
ERIC AND MEREDITH BIO
Eric Schrotenboer is a storyteller at heart. He is an
award-winning filmmaker and composer, a Bible teacher and
children’s book author. Eric holds a Masters of Divinity from
Western Theological Seminary and has a passion to help people
better understand the context of the Bible. Through his ministry,
The Acacia Project, Eric leads biblical study trips to the lands of
the Bible teaching the cultural, historical, and geographical
context of God’s Word. Eric is also the owner of Fresh Wind
Studios, a production and publishing company that creates resources
for children and families that better help them understand the
context of the Bible.
Eric’s film credits include feature length documentaries,
Bible study curricula, and short films for Focus on the Family,
Compassion International, International Bible Society, the
Institute for Bible Reading, Zondervan, Zonderkidz and many other
Christian organizations. Eric is the music composer for Focus on
the Family’s best-selling video series, “That The World May Know.”
His music can also be heard throughout the Creation Museum and on
numerous films and documentaries. He has produced and recorded six
original piano albums of traditional hymns featured in modern
Meredith (TerHaar) Schrotenboer is the morning news anchor
with the ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, MI. She has won
numerous awards from the Associated Press during her journalism
career. She has worn nearly every hat in the news industry, having
worked as a producer, reporter, and assistant news director.
Meredith is also the founder of Growing with the Enneagram. She is
a certified Enneagram coach, teaching workshops and coaching
individuals, teams and groups.
Eric and Meredith are the authors of the children’s board
book, Hear, O Little One: In the Morning and The Evening. They also
created the The Wandering Wise Men, a Christmas activity set that
includes a children’s picture book, a 37-day family devotional, and
three plush wise men toys. (thewanderingwisemen.com
Eric and his wife, Meredith, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan,
with their two children, Meryn Grace and Judah Allyn.