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Zeesha's Journey: An Easter Story

ISBN: 9798987832691
Binding: Paperback
Author: Mary Ann Archer
Illustrator: Lena Shiffman
Pages: 22
Trim: 12 x 9 inches
Published: 03/15/2023

Zeesha's Journey is a delightful children's book for Easter. In the previous book, Zeesha's Tale: A Story for Christmas and Easter, the young donkey, Zeesha, is introduced and carries Jesus to Jerusalem. His mother, Seila, carried Mary to Bethlehem and their long-ago ancestress Lal who carried the prophet Balaam and who could see angels!

This story continues as Zeesha begins his journey with a stranger who becomes a friend.

An excerpt from Zeesha's Journey reads like this:

That's when I felt a gentle scratch behind my left ear - the best place - and looked up into the kindest eyes I had ever seen.

"We meet again, little one," the man said. And those gentle eyes...

Those eyes smiled at me.


Mary Ann Archer is an author, spiritual director, retreat leader, and professional flutist/piccoloist. She received her Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Direction from General Theological Seminary in New York City.

Mary Ann's first book, Shared Imagination: A Channel to God and With Each Other, uses first person stories, told with permission, to illustrate the surprising and life-giving benefits of using imagination in Ignation-style mediation. Her first children's book, Zeesha's Tale: A Story for Christmas and Easter, introduces the donkey Zeesha, his mother Seila (who carried Mary), and their ancient ancestress Lal, who could see angels!

Mary Ann was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City for 26 years and continues to perform in orchestras across the South and in recitals with her husband Frand, an accomplished pianist, organist, and choral director. Mary Ann lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and their fluffy calico cat.