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Book Review: What About Kids Ministry by B&H Books

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From the Back Cover:

Wouldn’t it be great if you could sit down with a room full of seasoned kids ministry leaders with nothing but time and a list of questions to ask?

Now, with What about Kids Ministry?, you can do just that! Never are people more impressionable, more passionate, or more eager to learn than in their childhood years. For this reason, those who parent and minister to children have incredibly consequential jobs! But they often lack the answers and solutions to some of their most important questions.

In What About Kids Ministry?, kids ministry expert Bill Emeott has curated a series of questions and answers from some of the most authoritative voices in kids ministry today. In doing so, he has created the go-to resource for every kids and family minister or parent seeking practical answers to their questions about how to minister to children.

My Review:

What About Kids Ministry is a practical resource for anyone needing help with their children’s ministry. The book is a collection of essays by 19 experienced children’s ministry workers. The book consists of ten chapters. Each chapter has a question and topic for a title. Topics include Crafting a plan for your ministry, managing ministry specifics, sharpening your ministry basics, developing your ministry team, understanding the kids in your ministry, sharing the gospel in your ministry, connecting your ministry with families, ministering in difficult situations, navigating relating in ministry, and balancing life in ministry. Each article has a question for a title. Some questions include What about developing a vision? What about my role on church staff? What about VBS? What about training? What about today’s kids? What about the age of accountability? What about equipping families? What about hospitals? What about friendships? What about my spiritual growth?
This book intrigued me. It answered many questions and things that I was curious about children’s ministry before reading it. I recommend this book to anyone involved with children’s ministry even if that is just raising your own kids.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BH/Lifeway Bloggers program. https://www.bhbloggers.com/ I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Book Review: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus- An Advent Devotional by Asheritah Ciuciu

Unwrapping the Names of Jesus by Asheritah Ciuciu is a devotional for the Advent season. The book has 4 chapters, one for each week of Advent The chapters include Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love. Each chapter is split up into seven sections: An over view, five daily devotionals and activities for the week. Each devotional has a reading, a challenge, a prayer and scripture references. The activities range from family fun to service oriented projects. There is bonus online content in the activities section to get printable activitiy sheets and other resources.

This book was a little smaller than I expected but is packed full of information and resources to help the reader celebrate Advent.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for ideas to help in their Advent celebration.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review from the publisher through the Moody Blogger Review Program. http://www.mpnewsroom.com/content/blogger-review-program I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”