Christian Mother & Author Lisa Caprelli: Teaching our Kids Virtue Through Impactful Stories
Lisa is a prime example of how God works in the life of one who dares to get out of the boat to “walk on the water”, and God’s grace flows when one obeys His word and teachings.
Lisa’s Message of Christian Morals for Our Children
Such are the messages that she chooses to pass onto children and adults alike who will listen, and that message is this – that it is never too late to begin anew. Just ask Lisa herself, she lives and believes what she teaches; her example is stronger than her words, devoting her life to the education and well-being of our children and future leaders.
Getting to Know the Talented Lisa Caprelli
Author of 20 books, including the award-winning children’s picture book series, Unicorn Jazz, Lisa Caprelli is a woman, mother, and entrepreneur of many professional hats. With career experience as a speaker, storyteller, television host, and branding expert with article features in many media outlets, including Forbes Magazine, Lisa is someone who likes to live life to the fullest of her creative abilities.
A magna cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology, Lisa’s passion for studying human behavior and teaching is seen throughout her various works. A firm believer in community outreach and giving back, Lisa can be often seen volunteering with her storytelling at children’s hospitals, schools, and youth centers. Television-wise, Lisa is the host of “Unicorn Jazz Presents: The Thing I Do Show” on Amazon TV, a kids’ show which is often described as a whimsical hybrid of “Sesame Street meets Mickey Mouse Club” where children can send in their own video content, music, talent and more!
A Personal Ministry of Building Our Youth into Future Leaders
While building a career helping CEOs and business leaders turn their companies into meaningful brands, Lisa went on her own personal two-and-a-half-year mission to research and interview 13 notable entrepreneurs on what makes for a meaningful, happy, and prosperous life. The notable thing about these 13 select CEOs and entrepreneurs? They were all teenagers! As such, Lisa’s book “Skip a Step: Imparting Wisdom for Young Entrepreneur Minds” was essentially made by young business leaders for young entrepreneurs on how to enhance their lives, knowledge, and overall well-being.
“Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they grow old, they will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 (Teaching Virtue)
Let’s take for example the subtle Christian messages hidden behind the morals found in her carefully Unicorn Jazz children’s picture book series, keeping in mind the respective gospel quote provided.
“Unicorn Jazz” Book 1
“You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house.” – Matthew 5:14-16
We find this message from the gospel of Matthew at work in the first book of the Unicorn Jazz series, wherein the lesson that Jazz learns was that she should fully express herself and her uniqueness to get her out of her emotional slump. In the end, the moral of Unicorn Jazz book one is that we should all be celebrating our own uniqueness and individuality, not go through lengths just to cover up that one-of-a-kind thing that makes each of us special in our own way.
“Bee-ing Happy with Unicorn Jazz and Friends”
“Be happy and glad, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven.” – Matthew 5:12 (True Happiness)
Bee-ing Happy is a book that is all about the different kinds of things that make us as people, well, happy! The most important thing about being happy is that we become better versions of ourselves when we are in a mind-state of happiness and appreciation. The key to getting into heaven is to be a good person, right? Well, one of the best ways out there to make sure that you are on the right track is by doing our best to focus our energy on being as happy (and therefore, kind) as much as we can!
“EYE-SEE-YOU: Choosing Kindness”
“I tell you, then, that the great love they have shown proves that their many sins have been forgiven. But whoever has been forgiven little shows only a little love.” – Luke 7:47 (Forgiveness)
In Unicorn Jazz’s Eye-See-You: Choosing Kindness, we see this quote from the gospel of Luke comet to pass when Woof the Crow starts to get teased by Billy the Butterfly for having to wear eyeglasses. However, being called names by his fellow classmate didn’t stop Woof from not only wearing his much-needed prescription glasses with pride, but he was also able to forgive his bully in a way that allowed them to become sympathetic pals afterward. Without kindness and forgiveness, Woof would have made a needless enemy. Instead, he gained a valuable friend who just needed a friendly touch to see things from Woof’s perspective.
“Help and Give Back”
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” – Matthew 5:7
Help and Give Back, is a book centered around the themes of good works and charity. As such, there are numerous gospel quotes that can be placed here as the moral of the story, but this one from the gospel of Matthew keeps the message short and sweet. The message of the book is that when we are in a constant state of kindness and giving, we seem to receive kindness and gifts of our own in return. After all, it’s no secret that happy people tend to attract more happiness and that sometimes the greatest gift we can receive from someone is a “Thank you” and a grateful smile.
Lisa’s gift of creativity shines as she brings the message of the gospels alive through the books she writes, using words as her spiritual GPS. An inspiration to children and adults alike, she has tapped into what makes children’s eyes of wonder open wide, and ears attentive enough, to hear the lesson acted out before them with enthusiasm and grace.
“The best part of my work is connecting with children to create connection, harmony, and happiness combined with story, art, and song that focuses on social aspects like friendship, kindness, and love.” – Lisa Caprelli