Books that Spark Podcast Transcripts

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Episode 175: Kristin Wynalda and Our Picks for the Best Books of 2023

In this episode, Kristin Wynalda of “Big Books, Little Ears” blog joins us again for a fun conversation. We talk about our favorite picks from 2023. Come check out what we chose. See if you agree. Let us know your favorite books from 2023 in the comments. We’d love to hear! Our Guest: Kristin Wynalda […]

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Episode 174: Trent Talbot, Brave Books, and Discipling Our Children

In this episode we talk with Trent Talbot, founder and CEO of Brave Books. We discuss the power of books in a child’s life and their books and book club.  Our Guest: Trent Talbot Trent Talbot is first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ, which fuels his role as a dedicated father and husband, as well

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Episode 173: Celebrating the New Year and Setting Goals

In this episode we look at how to help our kids set goals and some funny books about the topic. We also have a free download/worksheet to help you have fun setting goals with your children. Show Notes with Links: (00:10): Welcome! (00:52): Trying (02:00): Big Plans (03:00): Shh! We Have a Plan Building Character

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Episode 172: Sandra Kay Chambers Interview & Giving Books through Seven Homes

This week we talk with Sandra Kay Chambers about her new book Fingerprints Devotions, about prayer, and about giving books to fostered and adopted children through Seven Homes. We also talk about other interesting topics you won’t want to miss. Welcome back as we begin Season 6 of “Books that Spark!” Our Guest: Sandra Kay Chambers

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Episode 80 Replay: Helping Our Kids Set Goals

This week we are replaying Episode 80 which first aired January, 2022. We discuss how to set goals and some books to help inspire us all. We cover some great books for starting the New Year. Next week we begin Season 6 of “Books that Spark.” Watch for the newest episode! Books Discussed in This Episode:

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

We are replaying our talk with Todd R. Hains who is a writer and editor and dad. He’s got some great pointers and ideas for truly discipling our children well. We will be back for Season 6 of “Books that Spark” in a couple weeks. Be sure to subscribe or join our mailing list on

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Episode 73 Replay: Preparing for Christmas

This episode first aired in December 2021 and offers ideas for preparing for Advent and Christmas. We thought you’d enjoy another listen. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books that spark imagination, emotion, questions, and discussion leading to teachable moments with

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Episode 23 Replay: Making Meaningful Advent Memories

In this episode we talk about making Christmas meaningful by creating special family memories. This first aired in December of 2020, but we thought you might enjoy listening again as we plan to make this Christmas meaningful for our families. Keeping Christ at the center of our Christmas celebration can be challenging. Observing Advent can help

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Episode 171: Everything Christmas with Kristin Wynalda, Part 2

In this episode, we continue the discussion where we left off last week. This time we discuss some Christmas controversy and suggest some gift ideas. Plus, I share about a book I just found out about because it launched only a month or so ago. It would make a great gift for the toddlers in

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Episode 170: Everything Christmas with Kristin Wynalda, Part 1

In this episode we talk with Kristin Wynalda of “Big Books, Little Ears” about everything Christmas. This is part 1 of 2. Next week we’ll conclude with part 2 of the conversation. Find out what our favorite Christmas books are for the season. Our Guest: Kristin Wynalda Kristin Wynalda likes Agatha Christie mysteries, chai, and

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