In Finding Jesus on Upside Down Days, Jill Miller gives heartwarming, intimate glimpses of her life on the farm. But more than this, as Jill takes care of her animals, enjoying what the Creator has made, God takes her upside-down soul and sets it right-side up.
Designed as a 52-week family devotional, readers of all ages and abilities will enjoy this illustrated collection of stories starring Jill’s farm animals and pets. Each story has an accompanying Bible verse that reinforces the story’s theme, encouraging the reader to see God in daily life. Readers will be able to comprehend the truths of the Bible in deep ways, to discover and experience Jesus, and to know his amazing love for them at a new level. Through reading these stories together, families will be drawn closer to Jesus and to each other.
In writing the stories, Jill had her autistic adult daughter with autism and her grandchildren in mind. “I wanted my grandkids to love the things I love—most of all Jesus. I believe God gave me the ideas for the stories while I was in the barn with the animals doing the ordinary things and discovering a God that cares about all things! The fun, the hard and the crazy.”
Jill Miller has spent the past thirty years discipling and ministering to students with disabilities and is committed to developing materials for teachers, parents, and caregivers who want to share the love of Jesus to use with them. Due in part to experiences with her own daughter, she has also started two businesses aimed at employing individuals affected by disability. Jill is a mother of six, wife of Paul Miller, Grammy of many, and lives in rural Pennsylvania. She is the author of Finding Jesus on Upside Down Days.
“I love creative, happy ways of making Christ real to our friends who live with intellectual disabilities, and Jill Miller's stellar new book has made me an even bigger fan of her wisdom and her writings! The heartwarming stories and fun illustrations will help readers find the comfort of Christ in the most difficult days. I predict that Finding Jesus on Upside down Days will prove to be a top resource for special-needs educators and parents, and I heartily recommend it!”
Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
“God has intentionally designed his world to point to him. All around us he has embedded little physical illustrations of who he is, what he does, who we are, and how much we need him. We just need eyes to see the spiritual wonders illustrated all around us. Jill Miller has those eyes, and in this family devotional she gives us eyes to see too. Jill has given us a barnyard devotional that is tender, insightful, convicting and Jesus-loving. I highly recommend this great family read.”
Paul Tripp, Author; speaker; teacher
“Finding Jesus on Upside Down Days is a fun book of barnyard stories that connect everyday life on the farm to timeless truths from the Bible. Get this illustrated devotional for your family and your children won’t let you stop reading; they will keep asking for more, day after day. Along the way, they’ll discover what the Bible says about worry, friendship, sin, salvation, and so much more.”
Marty Machowski, Family Pastor; author of The Ology, Wonderfull, Long Story Short, and other gospel-rich resources for church and home.