Jim Papandrea is a teacher, author, speaker, and musician. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in music and theatre arts, Jim went on to receive his M.Div. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, with a concentration in youth ministry, then spent several years in full time ministry, focusing on youth and music ministry, and serving as a consultant in youth ministry.
Jim holds a Ph.D. in the history and theology of the early Christian church from Northwestern University, with secondary concentrations in New Testament interpretation and the history of the Roman Empire. He has also studied Roman history at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. He is now Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary (on the campus of Northwestern University) in Evanston. IL. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor for Barat College, Elmhurst College, Loyola University's Institute for Pastoral Studies, and the lay and deacon formation programs of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The Adventures of the Space Boys is an exciting new series of children's books written by James L. Papandrea and illustrated by Joe Groshek. The first book in the series, The Space Boys Meet The Moon Bully, will teach children about the five senses, and that we all have different talents and abilities. The main theme of the book will give children an example of a constructive approach to dealing with bullying, emphasizing communication and forgiveness. Just like every other book in the series to come, The Space Boys Meet the Moon Bully ends with a page of valuable discussion questions - led by the Space Boys’ faithful dog Chuck - that will help parents and teachers talk to kids about bullying.
The book is great for all children whose parents and teachers are reading to them, as well as those who are learning to read, up to about 11 years old. The hand-drawn illustrations are vibrant and fun, and the rhyming story will instill an important life lesson in young children. Learn the Space Boys’ motto: Be quick to say, “Sorry," be quick to forgive, and you’ll always have friends, as long as you live."