Podcast Transcripts

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 80: Helping Our Kids Set Goals for 2022

In this episode of “Books that Spark,” we discuss how to set goals and some books to help inspire us all.  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 …

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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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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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Episode 76: Interview with Robynne Miller, Part 2: Preparing Our Kids to Change the World

In this episode we continue the interview with Robynne Miller. We discuss some life-changing books that will help our kids be prepared to engage with people, respect others, and to go when God leads.  We also discuss how you can make a difference in a writer’s world.  Our Guest Today: Robynne Miller Robynne Elizabeth Miller …

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Episode 75: Interview with Robynne Miller about All Things Little House

In this episode, which is part 1 of my interview with Robynne Miller, we discuss all kinds of interesting things about the world of Little House on the Prairie and Robynne’s books. Be sure to join us next week for part 2 when we’ll discuss some important books and topics impacting our world today. Our …

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Episode 74: Interview with Author Laura Sassi: Pointing Kids to God

In this episode we talk with Author Laura Sassi about her great books, resources, and pointing children toward God through reading together and sparking important conversations.  Our Guest: Laura Sassi Laura Sassi has a passion for telling stories in prose and rhyme. She is the author of six books for young children including the best-selling Goodnight, Ark, …

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Episode 73: Preparing for Advent 2021

In this episode we look at some great books and resources for families to prepare for Advent.  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. Today, I know …

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