Not having an artist stalled the vision two years until Adalis felt a strong conviction to start looking again for an illustrator. Where did she re-engage the search? Instagram. At the time, Instagram did not utilize any complicated algorithm and would show posts from people relevant in your network. Little did she know, a professional artist was in her circle. She came across @Justifii on Instagram. A drawing of Moses struck her eye and she reached out to Justin Stewart. She assumed he worked for Pixar and lived in LA and doubted that he would respond, but within 24 hours he responded! Apparently, Justin lived in the same State and was a huge fan of Jonathan Shuttlesworth, Adalis’ husband. Justin had volunteered at their crusades and listened to Revival Today actively on YouTube. After Adalis shared the vision for the book series, Justin was on board, in fact, he had a similar vision to create a book series for kids and told his wife that he had a desire to give strength to their ministry. Justin had already started some concepts on his own for a children’s book in his spare time.
Now here’s the fun part of the story. When Justin asked which story should kick off the series, Adalis said “Fierce, the story of David and Goliath”. Justin had already begun sketching a drawing of David on his own prior to meeting Adalis.
Together, with the help of the Mighty Series team, they launched Fierce in 2017, Chosen in 2018, and Confident in 2019. Their vision is to continue to grow the series and to arm this generation with engaging stories to promote the Gospel. We pray our story inspires you to follow through with the vision God gives you. He will answer and give you the people and provisions to see it through – as the word says “Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.” [Habakkuk 2:2]. So go forth and may you be blessed in heeding to your instructions [Proverbs 29:18]
THE MIGHTY SERIES
The Mighty Series is a compilation of children’s books taken directly from the Word of God without the side of political correctness. There isn’t a junior holy spirit for kids; they can walk in the fullness of their calling and destiny right now. The Bible says in Joel 2:28, “Your sons and daughters will prophecy…” The Bible is filled with promises for our children! As you read these books to them, know that you are ministering to their spirits, and building them up to be everything God has called them to be!
A MIGHTY TEAM
Meet the minds and hearts behind the Mighty Series Collection
Adalis Shuttlesworth is the visionary behind The Mighty Series, which was birthed out of prayer in 2013 when she discovered that the world needed better versions of Bible stories for kids. She recently self-published three graphic novels with a goal of sharing the raw unadulterated Word of God to the next generation. Adalis has been in full time ministry for more than a decade with her husband Jonathan Shuttlesworth. They are the founders of Revival Today and together they’ve traveled the world teaching and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Prior to Revival Today, Adalis attended Zion Bible School and served as a youth leader for a church in the Boston suburbs. She was born and raised in Framingham Massachusetts with her four siblings and moved to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 2012. In addition to her pursuits of expanding The Mighty Series Collection, Adalis leads the annual Radiance conference for women, hosts The Adalis Podcast weekly, is a guest speaker for Revival Today Live on CTN, and co-hosts Vidotionals, a video devotionals series with her twin sister Maglis Griffiths. Adalis and her team are looking forward to expanding The Mighty Series Collection in the years to come.
ART DIRECTOR & ILLUSTRATOR
Justin is the talented artist behind The Mighty Series Collection. His keen eye for aesthetics and detail can be attributed to his training as a fine artist and illustrator. Born and raised in Woodbridge, New Jersey, Justin now lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons. He is the founder of Justifii LLC., which serves as a brand design and consulting agency. With a heavy emphasis on brand uniformity and language, Justifii serves its clients with customized, striking peripherals in the form of websites, print materials and illustrations. In addition to creating corporate brands, he has illustrated several children’s books and graphic novels, including Fierce, Chosen and Confident.
Prior to launching his own agency, Justin served as the Graphics Director for Raceseng Inc. located in Alburtis, PA where he spearheaded the company’s brand overhaul and managed all aspects of the brand for over three years. Justin graduated from Kutztown University with a BFA in Communication Design and then served as the Creative Director of Raceseng. When Justin is not busy with art projects, he fills his time serving and applying his gifts in several capacities.
A Letter to the Parents
I am beyond excited to share this series with you! As a mother, I fully understand the need for a more precise understanding of biblical principles. Our children do not need a watered down version of The Bible. They are brilliant, unaffected by doubt, and not jaded. Now is the time to begin to instill principles that will impact them for the rest of their lives. They can learn now, that they don’t have to live in fear. They don’t have to deal with the issues of this world; they can rise above them, and be victorious like David!