Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Faith of Their Own - Review & Give-Away!

When I think of children - both in my church and my own grandsons - there is nothing more important to me than to see them choose to love God so they can know and walk with Him all their lives. One of the reasons I write my other blog, grandma's cookie jar - is to help grandmas - and grandpas and moms and dads - know how to pass on a heritage of faith. This faith has to be a child's own. It isn't enough for it to be my faith, a parent's or teacher's faith - it has to be a child's own faith and walk with God, or as I've been writing, they will grow up and forget God. 

So, when I was recently invited to review the book; A Faith of Their Own: An Experience Guide for Parents & Preteens, I was interested to see what the authors wrote which will help children grow in their own faith. The book says it is an, "Experience Guide for Parents and Preteens", and it is exactly this! It, "helps parents and preteens grow and experience God in everyday life."

A Faith of Their Own
Authors - Chris Folmsbee & Tony Myles
Publisher - Beacon Hill Press

Favorite Features -
  • Provides 52 weeks of opportunities for parents and preteens to sit down and think through God's Word, experience an activity, pray, think and talk through how it all applies and journal what they have learned
  • I really like how the experience activities mostly use things families have in their homes
  • The debrief questions do a good job of helping everyone tie it all together
  • Focus is not just on "facts", but on taking God's Word, understanding it, experiencing it and using it to know God more
A Faith of Their Own is written to not only help preteens come to know Who God Is for themselves, but to give parents and teens a year where they can do this together and grow closer to each other at the same time. I would have used this book with my children if it had been available back then; I will definitely pass it on to my son and daughter-in-law to use with their boys when they are older.

I'm delighted to say not only did Beacon Hill Press send me one A Faith of Their Own to review, they also sent an additional one for me to give away (USA only)! If you would like to be in the drawing for A Faith of Their Own - which will be on November 26, 2013,  please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed About the Children's Department by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win A Faith of Their Own and  it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading About the Children's Department and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. I follow you through Feedly and would love to share this book with the families of my church~

  2. Ms. Lynda, I follow on Facebook and shared the post on Twitter.

  3. I follow on Facebook, Google Friend Connect, and Email. and also like on Facebook. I also shared it.

  4. Let me also add that I foliow on Google Connect and shared on FB