ABOUT THE BOOK
I have mixed reviews on this book. I know the authors meant very well in writing each chapter however I found myself conflicted with they way things were written. One example the first chapter seemed to mention AWANA constantly and it's not a program I use currently so it got annoying. Second, there was political junk brought up and even though they even commented on the purpose for it being included still was hard to page through! Third there are some bold statements and a whole chapter focused on even naming a mass shooter. It is real in our society and I agree radical love can transform anyone but I had a hard time that the author included names from such a hard tragic incident.
Getting past those things mentioned above let me divert to the purpose of this book! The whole purpose is to reevaluate if we are raising our kids and reaching our current kids at our churches to be able to stand for TRUTH! At the end of each chapter there are several really good questions that have made me really think about what I can do better to ensure my kids are ready and prepared to stand up for Christ.
Another area that really caught my attention was the media chapter. Looking at the averages of time kids are in front of a screen on a daily basis compared to how much time in church or even how much time reading the Word we have a serious problem. We know that what fills our mind fills our heart. How can we expect our kids to be faith filled when they are not reading the Bible and only going to church once a month!
If you are in need of motivation to get your thoughts on how to improve your reach to the next generation and prepare for the future of the church as a whole this book will challenge you.
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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