I received a free copy of this book from Tommy Nelson for the purpose of review.
Would your child want to be The Kid Who Changed the World? I think most kids have such great ambitions and unlimited potential that they all could be kids who change the world. That is exactly the point Andy Andrews is making in this book (formerly titled The Boy Who Changed the World). The story begins with a child named Norman and fills the reader in on what Norman did to change the world. Of course Norman couldn't have done it alone! He was helped along the way by Henry who had been helped along the way by George. The colorful illustrations by Philip Hurst enhance the theme that everything we do can touch someone else and make a difference. How is that for some positive reading for your kiddo?
It is important to start teaching your children at an early age that God has BIG plans for them! Give them the confidence to shine those gifts He has bestowed upon them and teach them to pray out decisions to find His path for their lives. This book based on a true story is a great way to get that conversation started. Be sure to pray over your kids about their futures and don't be afraid to let the kids hear you! They need to know that they are covered by your prayers. If you aren't fond of praying aloud then keep a prayer journal for each of your kids. I know grown ups who still cherish the prayer journals of their parents.
Our church does an amazing job of helping our kids see what they can do. Recently the kids had a whole Sunday of leading service. They opened the service, played music, sang, took up tithe, did skits, and presented 2 messages (sermons). Both of my children participated and it always makes my heart soar to see them involved in church leadership. My Apple participated with a friend in giving one of the two messages. Now is the right time to show our kids how important it is to be leaders in the church.
|photo courtesy of Katherine Chandler|
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I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson for the purpose of review as a Tommy Mommy. All opinions are my own.