Books by Gwenda Smithies (in agreement with Ts & Cs and Privacy Policy)

From introverted small-town New Zealand girl, who needed copious quantities of chocolate to get through a working day, to energetic homeschooling mother of a dozen children, Gwenda Smithies brings you two heartwarming books to encourage your soul, your parenthood, and your family.

Read more about Gwenda’s books in the description below.

** 2021 Finalist in the Caleb Award for Christian Biography of the Year Australasia. **

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Gwenda’s two books.

“One Rich Girl.”  One girl, twelve children, and an astonishing God. This is the remarkable and heartwarming story of the faithfulness of God to one girl. Gwenda Smithies brings you her joyful autobiography to encourage your heart and parenthood.

Featuring many amazing answers to prayer, along with the highlights and hijinks along the way, and hilarious quotes from small children, this book will brighten your day and encourage your faith.

“I loved this book. It gave me a lift.” (Katrina)

“I found this story very encouraging and inspiring.” (Matthew)

Includes an appendix list of ‘Twenty-Six Things to Pray for Your Children.’

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“One Rich Family.” Hope in Troubled Times.

With humour and joy, Gwenda Smithies traces the remarkable hand of God to their family of a dozen children through challenging times, in this warmhearted sequel to her autobiography One Rich Girl. Told in her entertaining trademark style, featuring many hilarious quotes from small children, this fascinating true story offers encouragement and hope to anyone going through troubled times.

Troubled Times – they can be a sudden squall that quickly blows over, or they can signal the relentless advance of a winter season. Either way, the hand of God is there for those who reach out to Him. There is always hope.

“In a world full of bad news, the Smithies family story stands like a beacon in the darkness, radiating encouragement.”

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