Elﬁe the Elephant comes from a poor dysfunctional home in the suburbs. His parents are divorced and he lives with his mum and step-dad. Every night his mum and step-dad ﬁght, and Elﬁe plugs his ears with his ear phones and iPhone and listens to his favourite rock music.
Life seems hopeless until Elﬁe meets Gazza the Gorilla. Gazza is the popular kids at school and invites Elﬁe to Kids Church. Reluctant at ﬁrst, Elﬁe eventually goes to Kids Church and has a radical encounter with Jesus. From that moment on Elﬁe’s life is changed forever.
A burden develops in Elﬁe’s heart to see his parents meet Jesus, and he starts praying for them every night. Nothing seems to change until one night Elﬁe is by his bed praying and when he ﬁnishes his prayer he senses a shift in the atmosphere. It is a deﬁning moment between him and God and proves to be a deﬁning moment for Elﬁe’s parents as well.
This is a story of hope, personal transformation and family healing that will be an encouragement for any child who wonders why their life hasn’t turned out the way they had always hoped.
About the author
Andrew Austin currently lives in the Gold Coast, Australia and is happily married with two daughters. Andrew has worked with children in a variety of fields including early childhood education, chaplaincy, children’s pastoring, and kids’ entertainment. His dream is to see all kids walking in intimacy with God.