Tommy's Travels: A Loving Introduction to Orthodoxy for Young Readers
Tommy is a curious, sensitive boy, raised in the wilderness by wolves. He loves his life, yet an occasional sadness washes over him, as a reminder that his soul thirsts for a more profound fulfillment. One day, Tommy’s heart welcomes a divine spark of love that washes away his sadness, renews him and cleanses his soul. Tears of joy stream down his face because his soul, hearing the knock on its door, opened up. Tommy, sometimes resembling “Doubting Thomas”, needs to see in order to believe, so he decides to leave his wolf family. He sets out on a journey to discover the Source of his mysterious joy and, concomitantly, he finds himself. Tommy’s Travels remind us to have faith, courage, self-acceptance, gratitude, peace, patience and love throughout our own journeys. Through her text and wonderfully evocative illustrations Dr Madison also conveys the significance of God’s natural world of which we are all a part.