"A wonderful book with an important Gospel message."
Evangelist, Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"A tender story of fruitfulness triumphing over fear."
President, National Day of Prayer Task Force
"This little book contains a tremendous amount of truth about what happens when we confront frightening trials with courage. It shows children that God has the power to transform even the worst suffering into something beautiful and even glorious. What an incredibly valuable lesson for children and adults to learn."
Dr. Ben Carson
American Politician, Author, and Former Neurosurgeon
"As a lifelong lover of the earth and an avid gardener, I think The Seed Who Was Afraid to be Planted is both brilliant and simple! It contains a whole lot of wisdom and not just for children!"
Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Author
"Jesus told several famous parables about seeds. He said that unless a seed falls to the ground and dies, it can never bear fruit. Anthony DeStefano has used this profound truth as the basis of his beautifully illustrated new book, The Seed Who Was Afraid to be Planted, an inspiring story about the transformative power of God's grace to help us overcome fear and achieve truly great things in life."
former Governor of Arkansas, Host of "Huckabee"
"The Seed who was Afraid to be Planted works on so many levels. It will help children to overcome all the different kinds of fears they face; it will help them to grieve the loss of loved ones; and perhaps most importantly, it will help them to grow into the kind of adults God intends them to be: joyful, faithful, and courageous Christians."
President, Chief Operating Officer, and Host of Bookmark
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)
"5 stars! Not only has Anthony DeStefano truly captured a key parable spoken from the mouth of Jesus, but he has presented it in a way that children of all ages will understand and love!"
The Catholic Channel
Roman Catholic lifestyle radio station, SiriusXM
"As a mother of five and a passionate researcher of human behavior and relationships within families and society, this lovely little book will surely help children and parents learn to cope with problems they face all too often...especially the fear of change and the fear of loss."
Dr. Gina Loudon
Bestselling author, Anchor and Media Personality
"Everything Anthony DeStefano writes is first-rate, but this book is truly a classic. It contains several profound Biblical messages and yet is written so simply that any child can understand it."
President, Catholic Marketing Network
"The beautiful colors in this book draw both the child and the parent in, and the story touches upon something everyone experiences, fear of the unknown. The book spoke to my little boy's heart and I m sure it will speak to the hearts of many."
Jeanette De Melo
Editor in Chief, National Catholic Register