Meg is Not Alone by Megan Hill




This TGC Kids Book Teaches Children the Importance and Blessing of the Local Church 

God lovingly gathers his people into a wonderful community―the church. The local church is made up of individuals who respond to God’s love by worshiping him together and caring for one another. 

In this picture book, Meg’s parents accidentally leave her at church after the morning service, which makes her feel scared. But Meg is not alone. Various people in the church stay with her until her dad returns. These church friends care for her by giving her things like tissues, cookies, and storybooks, and she learns how to be a church friend to others. With easy-to-understand language and colorful illustrations, this children’s book highlights Jesus’s command to “love one another,” showing kids ages 3–7 that God has provided the local church to be their loving community. A TGC Kids book.

  • Part of the TGC Kids Series: Published in partnership with the Gospel Coalition; other titles in the series include Arlo and the Great Big Cover Up and Polly and the Screen Time Overload
  • Biblical Foundation: Designed to help parents teach their children about the importance and blessing of the local church 
  • Includes a “Note to Children” from the Author: Megan Hill explains her inspiration for the book and encourages children to see the church as a place for help 


“One of the biggest blessings of the church for my children is not just the other kids but the other adults. They get to watch many examples of godliness and aren’t restricted to me and their mom. ‘Kids, look at what Christlike love can look like in her and her, and in him and him.’ This is the story of Megan Hill’s tender and sweet book.”
Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director, 9Marks; author, Rediscover Church and One Assembly

Meg Is Not Alone shows how the body of Christ points to our good Father, even when we feel alone. With a captivating narrative that people of all ages will enjoy, this story communicates how we can express comfort and care, just as Christ has done for us. I can’t wait to read this book again and again with my own kiddos!”
Hunter Beless, Founder, Journeywomen; author, Read It, See It, Say It, Sing It

“We can drag our kids to church kicking and screaming (and sometimes we might have to), but ideally we help them learn to love church and choose to be there. This delightful book is a tool that can help. In a beautifully simple story, Meg Is Not Alone paints a picture of the church as family. In a world of loneliness and fear, the local church is a haven of diverse, supportive, hope-filled community. This book reminds us of that.”
Brett McCracken, author, The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World and Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community

About the Author

Megan Hill (BA, Grove City College) is the author of several books, including Praying TogetherA Place to Belong; and Meg Is Not Alone. She also serves as the managing editor for the Gospel Coalition. A pastor’s wife and a pastor’s daughter, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children, where they belong to West Springfield Covenant Community Church (PCA).

Samara Hardy is a freelance illustrator and designer who creates artwork for greeting cards, stationery, housewares, children’s books, and more. She has worked with clients across the globe, such as Hallmark, Trader Joe’s, Oxford University Press, and American Greetings.