Faith

Episode 85: Crystal Bowman Interview and Building the Habit of Reading God’s Word

In this episode we have a great interview with Crystal Bowman, author of over 100 children’s books. We discuss the importance of starting Bible reading with preschoolers and creating bedtimes that are peaceful and restful.  Our Guest: Crystal Bowman Crystal Bowman is a bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 books for children and families. …

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Episode 83: Helping Our Children Understand Grace and Mercy

In this episode we look at some wonderful books and other resources for helping children understand grace and mercy and our need for it.  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 …

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Episode 82: Interview with Nancy I. Sanders and Helping Our Kids Love Reading the Bible

In this episode I interview best-selling author of over 100 books, Nancy I. Sanders. We discuss her wonderful books and how to help our children fall in love with reading the Bible.  Our Guest: Nancy I. Sanders Nancy I. Sanders is the bestselling and award-winning children’s author of more than 100 books including the gold-medal …

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Episode 81: Helping Our Kids Find Wisdom

In this episode we look at books that teach wisdom for kids, teens, and adults.  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 our kids. For January, I wanted to …

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Episode 79: Finding the Best Bible for Our Kids with Pastor Dave Brown

In this updated replay of an episode from two years ago, Dave and I discuss Bible translations and what ones work well with children. Of all the books that spark conversations with our kids, the Bible is the most important one.  Our Guest Today: Pastor Dave Brown Dave is the interim pastor at First Baptist …

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Episode 78: Interview with Author Deb Gruelle: Aching for a Child

The holidays can be especially hard for families who are longing for a child or who have lost a child. In this episode, we talk with Deb Gruelle about her new book Aching for a Child. Our Guest: Deb Gruelle Deb Gruelle is a best-selling and award-winning author for children and adults. She writes for children …

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What Is Keeping Us from the Manger this Christmas?

Even though Jesus is the “reason for the season” it is easy to let the season take over and miss time with Jesus.  Luke 10:38-42, a loose adaptation–Christmas at Martha’s:As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way Christmas caroling in the area, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed …

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Episode 77: Finding the Right Devotional for Your Kids this Christmas

Do you need some Christmas gift ideas? What’s better than preparing for the New Year by finding a devotional for your kids and for your family to read together?  In this episode of “Books that Spark” I share some devotional books that are unique and will challenge kids of every age to follow Christ more …

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