Rudy Stories

Discover the wonder of a little reindeer named Rudy, who faces his fears and finds the love of Jesus that helps him through every big adventure!

Our Books

Christian Picture Storybooks

These meaningful and playful stories are designed to foster faith in any child. Every Rudy Story opens the door to have God conversations with little ones that will help them grow in faith and character.

Rudy’s Scared

Rudy, a little reindeer with a big heart, learns about trusting God, when he comes up with an interesting way to show his trust.

This first Rudy Stories Book is inspired by the verse Isaiah 41:13, and encourages kids to handle their fear with God’s help.

Rudy’s Home

After reading Rudy’s Scared, many children wanted to know how Rudy came to live with people. In this second book, we learn how Rudy was adopted into his family! Inspired by Deuteronomy 31:8, this book is a simple and kid-friendly introduction to prayer.

Rudy’s Worried

Rudy is learning to trust God with all his feelings. He is anxious and worried about going to a doctor, so he won’t admit he is sick. With LoLo’s help, Rudy understands what he feels, why he feels, and something helpful he can do with those feelings. Inspired by Philippians 4:6-7.

Rudy’s Gift: A Christmas Story

Rudy and his friends put on a play of the first Christmas, just as he heard it in Sunday school. Later, he receives a very special gift after hearing the message of salvation and why Jesus was born. Inspired by Luke 2:10-11.

Rudy’s Egg Hunt: An Easter Story

Rudy’s friend, Lamby, gets upset when she hears a lamb has to be sacrificed for sin. However, Rudy and Lamby learn about the true Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Inspired by John 1:29.

Rudy’s Loved

Rudy’s feeling unhappy because he lost the game and his team called him a loser. He begins to think of all the things he does wrong and becomes afraid that God won’t love him anymore. Rudy asks the big question, “What can I do to make God love me more?” and he learns a beautiful truth. Inspired by Psalm 62:8 and Romans 8:38-39.

Wendy's Story

As a Sunday school teacher, I would take pictures of a little reindeer named Rudy in different vignettes, and put them on my iPad. Then showing those pictures to the class, I would tell a story about Rudy to help them understand how the lesson and verse could connect to their lives. The children loved those stories and never failed to ask, “Do we get a Rudy story today?” Adults who helped in the classroom, suggested I put these stories in book form. As God was already nudging me to do just that, the Rudy Stories were born!

My prayer is that all children will identify with little Rudy, his love for God, and his desire to know Him better.

-Wendy Moorhead Hancock

What Our Readers Are Saying

“My grandsons, ages 6 and 7, love the Rudy Stories. I gave them each a book for Christmas and caught them both reading their story book after unwrapping all sorts of toys and games.” 

Nancy M.

“My kids (ages 2, 4, and 6) choose the Rudy Stories over and over again during our reading time. They almost always ask a question about God at the end of each story, so it’s really neat to see how these stories are helping them grow spiritually!”

Amy B.

The Rudy Stories are a delightful series of books that teach young children basic Bible principles such as ‘Do not be afraid’. They would be perfect for church preschools, Sunday School lessons, children’s sermons or simply reading to your children or grandchildren.”

Judy S.

“I love Rudy’s Home! The way the adoption story unfolds is exciting and tender at the same time. I felt such empathy for little Rudy when he was at the shelter and when Grandpa and LoLo brought him to their home I felt relief. If I can relate to this little reindeer as a grandma, I know little ones will easily identify with Rudy. The author does such a good job presenting complex ideas and emotions like fear, prayer, comfort, God’s presence and provision in a very approachable way. I highly recommend Rudy’s Scared and Rudy’s Home!” 

Terri L.

The topic of being scared is one that all children can relate to. The author does a great job of getting the listener/reader to see that it is ok to be afraid and that God is there to help them. Rudy is a delightful character that children will be able to relate to. The illustrations are a real bonus and so colorful. I recommend this book for your home or church library.” 

Connie B.