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THE GIFT OF BAPTISM

Coming in January 2025!

With 22 colorful illustrations and a vibrant concise lyrical narrative, The Gift of Baptism is the perfect learning tool for children embarking on their journey of faith. Its poignant style teaches readers about the Baptismal Covenant and nurtures understanding of concepts like the Holy Trinity, Jesus’ teachings, and living with love at the forefront of your mind and in your actions. 

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SPARROW'S PRAYER TO BECOME A SERIES!

Coming Spring and Fall of 2026

Author of SPARROW'S PRAYER Roger Hutchison's SPARROW'S EASTER GARDEN, in which a sparrow and his friends resurrect an abandoned garden in time for Easter; and SPARROW'S BLUE CHRISTMAS, in which a sparrow comforts and encourages his friends struggling with sadness, anxiety, and loneliness during the Christmas season, illustrated by Ag Jatkowska, to Naomi Krueger at Beaming Books, for publication in spring and fall 2026, by Keely Boeving at WordServe Literary Group for the author, and by Sarah Thomas at The Bright Agency for the illustrator (world).

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-Faith In Books

"Hutchison understands the benefits of artistic expression and the needs of children - all of us - to express our feelings through art and creativity. His heartfelt gift is understanding the power of our life experiences and the importance of creativity as a means to celebrate and heal along life's journey."

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Roger is the #1 Bestselling author and illustrator of nine books including, The Painting Table, My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes., Faces: A Love Story, El Major Día, the Spanish translation of The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children, Come in, Come in!, Sparrow's Prayer and The Art of Calm: Spiritual Exercises for the Anxious Soul.

Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Roger had the privilege of painting with children who were impacted by this tragic event. The experience profoundly affected him and convinced him to serve those who grieve with his writing, art, and photography.

Roger received the Governor’s Order of the Silver Crescent Award in 2014. The Order of the Silver Crescent is South Carolina’s highest civilian honor for exemplary performance, contribution and achievement within the community.


There is prayerful poetry woven through Roger’s work, a gentle reverence in his tone and posture toward the heartbroken. It’s Roger’s ambition to use art, color, and poetic language to communicate love and promote healing and hope in today’s hurting world.

Roger is also an award-winning photographer with a special interest in nature photography.

Fifty of Roger's photographs are on permanent display at Houston's St. Luke's Hospital in the Texas Medical Center - the largest medical center in the world.

Roger serves as the Director of Children's and Youth Ministries at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, TX, and is a member of the National Alliance of Grieving Children and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Roger lives with his wife Kristin just outside of Houston.

To learn more about Roger and follow his story, you can find him on Instagram @rogerhutchisonbooks - see Instagram feed below.

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