Pauline Youd


I like to write, read, teach, sing, play the piano, swim, cook, play in the yard, and walk by the ocean. I prefer coloring books to plain paper, summer to winter, daytime to nightime, and morning to afternoon. I like large families, but I prefer to visit with one friend at a time. I love to study the Bible and discuss what God is doing in the world today, but I can't handle really scary adventure novels. I am more interested in people and animals than in rocks and plants.
I tutor reading and writing and prefer second graders. I live with my husband Bill and cat Sasha in the center of California.

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Seven Days
Short seven day Bible studies on Lot, Balaam, and Hezekiah
Seven Days with Balaam
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Seven Days with Lot
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Seven Days with Hezekiah
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Seven Days with Gehazi
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Captivity and Release
IN THE COURT OF THE KING, Eight Stories from the Book of Daniel, tells stories from the seventy years the Israelites spent in captivity in Babylon. COMING HOME, The Return of the Jews from their Babylonian Captivity to Rebuild their Temple in Jerusalem is a fitting sequel telling of their journey home and their struggle to remain faithful to their God.


Psalms Together, Worshiping with Your Child Through Responsive Readings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Children, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Devotional & Prayer
What could be more heart-warming than to hear your child read God's Word for himself? Unless you're a Sunday school teacher, you might not realize that your child can read the Bible and he readily volunteers along with others in his class when the teacher asks who wants to read a few verses of Scripture. God has built worship into your child's heart and reading from the Bible is part of worship.
Seven Days with the Risen Christ
Series: Seven Days. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: American English. Published: March 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
Jesus told his disciples he would be crucified. He also told them he would rise again on the third day, but when the Roman soldiers arrested Jesus, the disciples fled. Jesus died and was buried. His enemies begged Pilate to seal the tomb so Jesus' disciples couldn't steal his body and claim he had risen from the dead. Pilate sealed the tomb and set guards, but on the third day the tomb was empty
Seven Days with Gehazi
Series: Seven Days. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Old Testament
As a servant of the prophet Elisha, Gehazi had the privilege of observing Elisha's life, hearing his message, and witnessing miracles. Gehazi wanted to be just like Elisha except for one thing. He wanted the acclaim for himself, not for God. Gehazi's greed became full-blown when Elisha refused a deserved reward from Naaman, the Syrian. Gehazi secretly followed Naaman to get the treasures himself.
COMING HOME,The Return of the Jews From Babylonian Captivity to Rebuild Their Temple in Jerusalem
Series: Captivity and Release. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,850. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Old Testament
COMING HOME is a fitting sequel to Youd's book, IN THE COURT OF THE KING, Eight Stories from the Book of Daniel. Beginning with the startling proclamation of Cyrus the Great, the Persian conqueror who allowed the Jews to go home, Ezra tells of the rebuilding of the temple despite opposition, the erection of Jerusalem's walls, and the internal struggle of the Jews to remain faithful to their God.
Did You Know? The Story of Creation
Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religion / Bible Stories / Old Testament
"Did you know God made light? He knew you wouldn't like to be in the dark all the time. Did you know God put each star in its place and told it to stay right there so you could always find it?" Written for the young child who is just beginning to know God and his world, Did You Know will make your child feel special when he sees how God molded, decorated, and populated the world with him in mind.
The Little Book of BIG Bible Scaries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religion / Bible Stories / General
The Little Book of BIG Bible Scaries asks the child what he does when he has the BIG scaries. Then it shows twelve different Bible characters including Daniel, David, and Jonah praying to God when they are in life threatening situations and feeling scared. It tells how God responds individually to their prayers. A parents' page contains applications and the Bible reference to each complete story.
Seven Days with Hezekiah
Series: Seven Days. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,280. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Remember King Hezekiah? He was one of the last good kings from Judah. When he received a threatening letter from Assyria, he spread it out in the temple before the Lord. But when Assyria attacked Judah, King Hezekiah lay helpless, gravely ill, dying. Isaiah, the prophet, came and told him he would not recover. Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and wept and prayed. Did God answer his prayer?
Seven Days with Balaam
Series: Seven Days. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical
King Balak of the Moabites hires Balaam, a well-known soothsayer, to curse the Israelites who are amassed just outside the border of Moab. King Balak knows he needs "divine help" to defeat the Israelites and Balaam has a good reputation. Whoever he blesses is blessed and whoever he curses is cursed. When God won't let Balaam curse the Israelites, Balaam devises Plan B. Rated PG-13
Seven Days with Lot
Series: Seven Days. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical
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Lot is the main character in the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah. God says He is going to destroy Sodom because of its wickedness. Lot is hesitant to leave, so God sends His angel to lead Lot and his family out of the city and warn them to flee to the mountains. On their way Lot's wife looks back. What happens to her? Where do Lot and his daughters go? How does Lot's legacy affect his family?
In the Court of the King
Series: Captivity and Release. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: American English. Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
Captured from Jerusalem as a teenager and taken to a foreign country teeming with wealth and hedonism, whose king thinks he is a god, Daniel has a choice. Will he cling to his Hebrew belief in one omniscient God, or acquiesce to his captors? This choice haunts Daniel through his 70 years of serving in the kings' courts. When finally released, will he still want to go home to Jerusalem?
Sebastian, The Substitute Angel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Easter & Lent
All he has to do is roll back the stone, sit on it, and announce, "He is not here! He has risen!" Lest you think that sounds easy, consider that Sebastian is six years old, he hasn't rehearsed this play with the adult actors, his costume is pinned-to-fit, and his wings hang down to his bottom. But Sebastian knows this is the cameo of his life - the Announcing Angel in the Easter Pageant.
Bible Runaways
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,610. Language: American English. Published: September 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
What kind of trouble or danger would cause you to runaway from your home? A crime? Abuse? A terrifying future? These Bible characters ran away from physical abuse, personal danger, and guilt. One ran because he was a murderer, one because he didn't want to do what he was supposed to do, and one was a runaway slave. Would you have made the same choices?
Included for a Purpose
Series: For a Purpose, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,900. Language: American English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Included for a Purpose contains the stories of Rahab, Ruth, Naaman, and Cornelius. Not part of God's nation Israel, they were nevertheless included in God's original and ongoing intention to include believers from every tribe, language, people and nation in His family. Of the four, only Cornelius sought a relationship with God, but present attitude cannot hinder God's faithfulness. Family reading.
Gifted for a Purpose
Series: For a Purpose, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,550. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
God made each of us different from every other person He created. Why? Wouldn't we get along better if we were all gifted the same way? Or would that make the world just plain boring? Could it be that we each have a special purpose in life? Have you found the purpose God planned especially for you? Here are individuals who demonstrate strength of character, loyalty, love,and godly ambition.
Warned for a Purpose
Series: For a Purpose, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
The stories in this book illustrate the relationship between attitudes and actions. Each character is tagged with a description of his basic life attitude. The story then tells how this worked out in life. The characters are Gullible Eve, Foolish Lot, Greedy Achan, Rebellious Samson, and Conceited Nebuchadnezzar. Warned for a Purpose is appropriate for families and individuals age 12 and older.
Crisis for a Purpose
Series: For a Purpose, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,110. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
Crisis for a Purpose traces God's presence in crisis using the biblical stories of Abraham, Job, Jeremiah, and Peter. Crisis is presented as purposeful, a turning point or crossroad in life that demands our choice. The focus in on God's trustworthiness. Family reading, 10 years old and up.
Adopted for a Purpose
Series: For a Purpose, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,240. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Adoption
Bereft of family during his crucial teen years, could Joseph be true to his upbringing? Would Moses, living in wealth, even remember his family still in slavery? Would little Samuel choose to embrace the vacillating morality around him or to listen to God call him? After winning the king's beauty pageant and becoming his new wife, would Esther risk all to reveal who she really was? Family reading.

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