biblical teaching

Episode 132: Interview with Dennis Conrad and the Importance of “In God We Trust”

In this episode we talk with Dennis Conrad, author of the new “In God We Trust” Series of books. His first book is a great story of faith from the Civil War era about the Two Cent Piece coin. Our Guest: Dennis Conrad Dennis began writing stories for children in 2007. Over the years, he …

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Episode 131: Teaching Our Children to Pray

In this episode we look at three fantastic books on prayer for children and my favorite book on prayer for adults. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to “Books That Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books that help us with everyday discipleship every day, sparking important conversations with our …

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Episode 130: Interview with Harold Senkbeil and Discipling the Next Generation

In this episode we continue interviewing the writers of the Fat Cat Series of children’s books. This week we talk with pastor and author Harold Senkbeil and discuss discipling the next generation and holding on to faith in troubled times. Our Guest: Harold Senkbeil Harold L. Senkbeil is a grandpa and pastor. He and his beloved …

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Episode 129: Interview with Natasha Kennedy and the Beauty of the Gospel

This week we interview author/illustrator Natasha Kennedy. She’s the illustrator for the Fat Cat series of books we discussed last week. Our Guest: Natasha Kennedy Natasha Kennedy is a freelance illustrator and homeschooling mom from Seattle, Washington. She and her husband, Lindsay, have four children and a grey kitty named Tiny. Books Discussed in this Episode: …

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Episode 128: Interview with Todd R. Hains and How to Disciple Our Children

We are back! We took a bit of a break, and then we took a bit of a COVID break beyond our planned vacation, but we are back now with some great interviews for you. This week we talk with Todd R. Hains who is a writer and editor and dad. He’s got some great …

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Episode 127: Interview with Jean Matthew Hall and Announcing StarLight Magazine

In this episode of “Books that Spark,” we interview Jean Matthew Hall about her new adventure in publishing StarLight Magazine – a new magazine for children and families. Our Guest: Jean Matthew Hall Jean The Writer As a pre-teen Jean dreamed of being an architect or an interior decorator. As a high school student she …

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Episode 126: Advent and Christmas Kick-Off: Reading Together through the Holidays

In this episode we talk about all things Advent and how to make this a special time with our families as we celebrate the birth of Christ. In order to prepare for Advent, we are sharing this early in the season so we can all be ready to go on December 1st. Books Discussed in …

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Episode 125: Interview with Marianne Hering and Making History Come Alive

In this episode we talk with Marianne Hering and her fun books for Focus on the Family’s Imagination Station Series that make history come to life for older elementary children. Our Guest: Marianne Hering Marianne Hering was a founding editor of Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine. Since then she’s been writing for children and editing Christian …

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Episode 124: Bonnie Rose Interview and Praying for Persecuted Christians with our Children

In this episode we interview Bonnie Rose and discuss her wonderful home school curriculum she provides. We also discuss how to pray for and talk about Christian persecution with our children. The first two Sundays of November each year are IDOP, International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Resources are linked in the show …

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Episode 123: Interview with Valerie Fentress and Helping Our Children Understand Their Identity in Christ

In this episode we visit with Valerie Fentress about her books and helping our children embrace and understand their identity in Christ, the power of fairy tales, and finding good books for boys to read. Our Guest: Valerie Fentress Valerie Fentress is a children’s author seeking to encourage kids and those reading to them with …

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