Just Like Pete: You are Loved, You are Valued. You are "The Missing Puzzle Piece!"
Where Is the Missing Puzzle Piece? is a children's book that speaks to all ages about the crucial message of identity, worth, and purpose. As readers journey with the main character, they can personally insert themselves within the story. Pete, the Puzzle Piece, struggles to fit in and tries to be like every other puzzle piece in the town.
After trying to be anyone but himself, he feels like a failure. Instead of realizing his unique giftings, he leaves the town of Jigsaw and runs from his purpose. On his route to another town, he meets a kind-hearted and friendly boy named Will, who sees Pete's potential and encourages this discouraged puzzle piece to go back and pursue his dreams. In this encounter, an unlikely and incredible friendship begins. Join Pete the Puzzle Piece and his new friend, Will, as they experience the joyful surprise that awaits as Pete returns to the town of Jigsaw and steps into his God-given destiny.
Liz Pitman is a Christian educator who carries a deep love for helping others discover their purpose and worth. She is a graduate of Mississippi College with an English Literature degree and also attended Calvary Chapel Bible College, where she grew deeper in her relationship with the Lord. Liz has a heart for missions and has served several summers volunteering at food banks in Israel. Her greatest joy is spending time with her family and teaming with her son, Joshua, who at a young age, helped inspire many of the characters in her books. Her desire is to see all the "puzzle pieces" in this world realize their value and purpose as they step into their vital, God-given destinies.
Jane Brobst has been an artist and musician since she was in the second grade. Music came easily to her as she studied the piano. While earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Therapy from Slippery Rock University, She took one advanced art class and found it to be a great experience. When she worked with the elderly, she began using art and music together. Jane was also a polymer clay artist whose published work can be seen in Bead and Button magazine, February 1998, issue # 23. Her beautiful handmade polymer clay beads won first place. After accepting a teaching position as an art instructor for elementary and high school levels, Jane began to finally share her knowledge of art. She is now retired after 15 years. Jane is multi-talented. Not only does she have an ear for music and the gift of hospitality, but God has truly enabled her to make beautiful creations that touch many lives.
"From the youngest to the oldest of us, we all want to know where we belong, how to fit in—our purpose? In her book, 'Where Is the Missing Puzzle Piece?' Liz Pitman helps children (and adults) to fully realize just how important each of us is to completing God's master plan. The picture is not complete without YOU." - Carol V. Aebersold, Co-Author: The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition
"If you are looking for a book that will ignite hope in your child's heart that their life has tremendous value and worth, then look no further than my friend's new book, Where Is the Missing Puzzle Piece? Liz Pitman has masterfully composed a message of identity for kids planting seeds of truth that will deeply impact their sense of purpose, worth, and value in the Kingdom of God for years to come." - Krissy Nelson, Author, TV Host, Speaker
"What a refreshing story for young children as they travel into the fascinating world of Pete, the puzzle piece, and experience all the adventures alongside him. Parents and teachers alike will delight in how Pete's character comes alive in their children's hearts and imaginations. The story reveals the powerful message of God's heart of love for all of us and emphasizes how He creates us with value and purpose! We are His masterpiece!" - Linda Niemeyer, Elementary Supervisor for 20 years, K-5 teacher for 46 years, Homeschool Pioneer and Evaluator for 11 years
"'Where Is the Missing Puzzle Piece?' is a charming story, and young children will immediately relate to Pete. His journey poignantly addresses the innate human need to belong. Children and adults alike will cheer as puzzled Pete finds his place." - Tami Gibson, Master's Degree in Elementary Education, Instruction and Curriculum Teacher with 20+ Years of Classroom Experience
"As a mother of nine children, a grandmother of eleven, and after thirty-three years of homeschooling, I am delighted to highly recommend this children's book. This is a whimsical, colorful, fun read about a character named Pete who is trying to find his place of belonging on the journey of life. This story reinforces the idea that each person is uniquely made, special, and that there is a place for each of us that completes the bigger picture. Puzzles are a favorite past-time of mine, and I share that love with my children and grandchildren. So, to read about Will (the will of God) helping Pete (the missing puzzle piece) find his way on his journey is a beautiful story that people of all ages will come back to again and again." - Hazel Johnson, Homeschool Mom of 33 Years