The Come Back Effect Book: Giveaway and Review

2018-08-10T08:04:46+00:00

I can't tell you how excited I was to be added to the launch team for this book! It's definitely not specifically a kidmin book, but there is so much in this book that can be applied to any ministry area in the church. "The Come Back Effect" is all about how hospitality can compel your church's guests to return. I basically could have highlighted the entire book, it's that good. The book is broken up into ten chapters about ten big ideas to help you create an environment where guests will feel compelled to come back. I think my favorite thing [...]

The Come Back Effect Book: Giveaway and Review 2018-08-10T08:04:46+00:00

Caught In Between Book: Giveaway and Review

2018-08-06T11:38:54+00:00

I was thrilled to receive an email from Dan Scott about joining his blog tour for his new book: "Caught In Between". This book focuses on a group of kids that fall into most kid's ministries, but don't always belong or fit in. I'm talking about preteens. The goal of this book is to help kids and youth leaders learn how to engage their preteen before they checkout. A preteen is defined as a kid who is 10-12 years old. The book is broken up into two parts: Who is a preteen? and How can the church help them? It is full [...]

Caught In Between Book: Giveaway and Review 2018-08-06T11:38:54+00:00

Irresistible Book: Review and Giveaway

2018-07-23T10:23:48+00:00

I was thrilled to be chosen as a contributor to a brand new book in the Kidmin Nation Library: Irresistible: How to Engage Kids and Point them to Jesus.  A huge thanks to Tina Houser for working so hard to edit and put together this incredible tool for kidmin leaders. Each of the 22 chapters is written on different topics by kidmin leaders from all walks of life and experience levels. Engaging kids is one of the most important things we must do as leaders. If the kids aren't engaged and interested in what we are teaching them we are wasting our breath. This book is filled [...]

Irresistible Book: Review and Giveaway 2018-07-23T10:23:48+00:00

Helping Your Children Become Prayer Warriors Book Review

2018-05-31T12:14:09+00:00

Anne Marie has done it again! I have loved both of her previous books: Walk This Way and What God is Doing. Each of her books is filled with practical and Biblical object lessons. If you are interested, check out my reviews for Walk This Way and What God is Doing. I'm excited to be a part of launching her third book: Helping Your Children Become Prayer Warriors. I was surprised to see that it is completely different from her first two books. This book is all about helping parents learn how to help their children pray. It is just as practical, Biblical, and easy to use as her other [...]

Helping Your Children Become Prayer Warriors Book Review 2018-05-31T12:14:09+00:00

Sustainable Children’s Ministry Book: Giveaway and Review

2018-04-16T19:33:38+00:00

I was surprised and excited to receive Sustainable Children's Ministry: From Last-Minute Scrambling to Long-Term Solutions in the mail before it was released. I have spoken with Annette Safstrom a few times, but after reading her book, she has become one of my kidmin heroes. Annette is the queen of systems, plans, and procedures. Her book is full of practical ways to bring your kid's ministry to a whole new level. Her solutions aren't always quick and easy, but she gives you the tools you need to make them happen if you're willing to put in the work. I'm excited to share [...]

Sustainable Children’s Ministry Book: Giveaway and Review 2018-04-16T19:33:38+00:00

What God is Doing: Old Testament Object Lessons for Kids Book Review

2018-04-20T21:00:16+00:00

Last year, I was honored to be chosen to help launch and review Anne Marie’s book: Walk This Way: Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids. It was refreshing to read a ministry book that is practical, easy to use, and a lot of fun to read. You can read my full review of Walk This Way here. Her next book, What God is Doing is full of Biblical lessons all pointing to our need for a Savior and how God brought about His plan for the salvation of the world. I am excited to be a part of launching What God is [...]

What God is Doing: Old Testament Object Lessons for Kids Book Review 2018-04-20T21:00:16+00:00

Walk This Way: Giveaway and Book Review

2018-04-22T21:28:35+00:00

When I was asked to review Walk This Way: Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids, I was excited because it's not your typical ministry book. It's extremely practical, easy to use, and a lot of fun to read. In the introduction, Anne Marie says, "This curriculum will help you: teach engaging Bible lessons kids can't resist, create a fun teaching atmosphere that sparks the imagination of children, teach children Biblical truth that enhances their spiritual growth, and share the gospel and expand the Kingdom." I believe this book can do all that and more. Here are some of the biggest positives: Versatility [...]

Walk This Way: Giveaway and Book Review 2018-04-22T21:28:35+00:00

The Red Book: Giveaway and Book Review

2018-04-29T22:36:07+00:00

I had the privilege of reading Mark Harper's The Red Book before it was released, and I'm excited to share my thoughts and takeaways with you. There are forty-five chapters in this book which would normally sound like a really long read, but that's not the case. Each chapter is only 3-6 pages long, and Mark Harper focuses on one important subject in each chapter. He gives practical advice on timeless issues we deal with in ministry on a regular basis. I won't list all 45 topics, but some of my favorites include:  Chapter 1: "Begin with the End in Mind" [...]

The Red Book: Giveaway and Book Review 2018-04-29T22:36:07+00:00

Talk Now and Later Book Review

2018-03-31T16:16:58+00:00

I had the privilege of reading Brian Dollar's latest book Talk Now and Later before it even hit the shelves. I am excited to share my thoughts and takeaways from reading it for the first time (because I will definitely be re-visiting this book many times in the future). Talk Now and Later is a must-read for anyone parenting or ministering to children. Brian Dollar tackles ten of the most common, difficult subjects that parents need to discuss with their children and teens. Each chapter is devoted to one topic and he breaks down the topics to help parents have the necessary conversations with their kids from a practical [...]

Talk Now and Later Book Review 2018-03-31T16:16:58+00:00