Faith

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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Episode 122: Interview with Amanda Siebert about Mama Sing My Song

In this episode we talk with Amanda Siebert about her new book Mama Sing My Song and here ministry that creates songs specific for each child. Our Guest: Amanda Siebert Amanda Seibert is the founder and “original mama” of Mama Sing My Song, a company that has created personalized songs and lullabies for thousands of …

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Episode 121: Interview with Davy Liu and Creating a Thirst for God’s Word

In this episode we talk with Davy Liu, former Disney animator, about his books, films and dreams for the future and his desire to create a thirst for God’s word in children’s lives. Our Guest: Davy Liu Growing up, Davy struggled with his academic studies in Taiwan. The idea that “you are nobody unless you become like the perfect …

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Episode 120: Helping Our Children Defeat Fear

In this week’s episode we look at some great ways to defeat fear and some great books to help along the way. 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 119: September Emphases – Craniofacial Awareness and Hispanic Heritage

In this episode we discuss two of the topics emphasized in the month of September and some great books that go along with them: Craniofacial Awareness and Hispanic Heritage. Plus we have a giveaway! Check it out, enter the giveaway, and find links below. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to “Books …

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Episode 118: Back to School and Helping Our Children become Compassionate Classmates

In this episode of “Books that Spark,” we look at some back-to-school books that will help our children think about being compassionate and caring toward others, seeing needs and meeting them. Comment below to enter our September giveaway. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: Welcome to “Books That Spark,” a podcast for parents and …

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