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It’s here! Our Huge Mystery Giveaway is today and what a great giveaway it is for the readers of ParentLife! We’ve got stuff for moms, dads, and kids! The list is long, so make sure you scroll through every item (don’t miss the big items at the bottom of the list!) and use the form at the bottom of the page to enter. We’re excited to see who wins this stash of great items, and yes, one person will win all these items!
The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids helps kids in kindergarten – sixth grade understand key Bible terms. More than 500 of the featured words have color photos, illustrations, maps and reconstructions to enhance learning. This unique reference tool is perfect for church classrooms, families, home-schooling environments, Christian school classrooms and libraries, church libraries, and public libraries.
The HCSB Read-to-Me Bible is a full text Bible; not just a story book. This edition for parents and teachers of preschoolers features biblical illustrations and stories with bolded sections to be read to younger preschoolers-the entire story is appropriate for comprehension by older preschoolers. Features include 9.5 point type size, 58 full-color pages, basic Bible vocabulary for children, presentation page, and more.
In The League of Incredible Vegetables, it’s just a normal day in Bumblyburg . . . until Dr. Flurry comes to town with his army of penguins. This sounds like a job for Larry-Boy, but he gets frozen by his enemy’s superior tactics. Rushing to his rescue, the League of Incredible Vegetables attempts to unfreeze Larry-Boy, but can they overcome their fears and rescue Bumblyburg? 45 minutes. Closed-captioned.
When I Go to Church: Guiding Preschoolers in Worship, by Kay Henry, helps parents and teachers to prepare older preschoolers for worship. This colorfully illustrated book features four delightful stories about preparing for and going to worship services. Includes guides for parents on topics like baptism and how to guide behavior during worship services.
Whatever: A 90-Day Devotional for Livin’ the True, Noble, and Totally Excellent Life! This devotional for tween girls brings new meaning to the word—less attitude and more gratitude! Based on Philippians 4:8 the devotional examines what it means for tweens to be “true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy” in today’s society.
Dave Branon hits a home run when he brings together the worlds of faith and sports to create this unique devotional designed just for young sports fanatics. Heads Up! combines biblical principles with stories of athletes and sporting events, fun sports trivia, tips, and rare facts and figures to inspire faith and achievement in kids. This unique devotional is great for reluctant readers.
Helping leaders and parents understand child development just got a whole lot easier! Wholly Kids is an easy-to-read book full of fun illustrations and details about how kids learn. A handy book to give to parents and volunteers in your kids ministry, too. Including topics such as Characteristics of Kids, How Boys and Girls Learn Differently, and Creating an Environment for Learning.
Relating personal experiences on and off the field, in The Playbook for Dads: Parenting Your Kids in the Game of Life, Jim Kelly challenges fathers to work hard, pray for their children often, love their wives, and implement 10 principles in their lives and in the lives of their children. Both practical and inspirational, Kelly coaches every dad on how to be the star player for his family.
Backed by research that reveals destructive parenting patterns (even in Christian homes), The Parent Adventure by Rodney Wilson, Selma Wilson, and Scott McConnell teach moms and dads how to prepare their kids for a lifetime with God. The problem starts when parents raise children based on their personal experiences growing up instead of using the Bible as the timeless, authoritative guide.
Every mother wants her children to grow up happy, healthy, and fulfilled. But reaching that destination can be full of indecision, worry, and second-guessing. In her groundbreaking book, Regret-Free Parenting, Catherine Hickem offers seven principles for mothers to raise their children well . . . and know they’re doing it right.
In Raising Financially Confident Kids, personal finance expert Mary Hunt prepares readers to debt-proof their kids by teaching readers how to develop a unique plan designed specifically for children that will tear down attitudes of entitlement, build financial intelligence, and neutralize the glamor of easy spending. Debt-proofed kids are guided by a set of financial values.
In Planned Purity for Parents: Creating an Environment for Sexual Purity, Starting With the Heart, Jennie Bishop, founder of PurityWorks, shares with parents how they can construct a household of purity for themselves, a child, or their family. A resource section with parent/child scripts, object lessons, and more makes this guide a must-have for any mom or dad planning for purity in today’s culture.
The trouble with us is not a lack of self-confidence but that we have far too much self-importance. Putting the premise into action in Embracing Obscurity, an established Christian author electing to remain anonymous writes about living and dying in simplicity, contending that true success, as modeled by Jesus, starts with humility, service, sacrifice, and surrender.
Could the gospel be lost in evangelical churches? In this book, J.D. Greear shows how moralism and legalism have often eclipsed the gospel, even in conservative churches. Gospel cuts through the superficiality of religion and reacquaints you with the revolutionary truth of God’s gracious acceptance of us in Christ. The gospel produces in us what religion never could: a heart that desires God.
Mom’s Pocket Posh Games to Play with Your Kids is a tote-sized collection of fun puzzles and games to play with your 7- to 12-year-old includes a 100-puzzle assortment that includes word search, crossword varieties, hidden objects, and many other age-appropriate puzzles. A free trial subscription to The Puzzle Society is included.
A Heart Like His looks at the bond of mutual love and admiration between a man who was not unlike any of us and the one true God who is all good and all powerful. Beth Moore walks us through an exploration of David’s incredible life, drawing spiritual insights from a man who boldly fulfilled his divine destiny not merely by what he did, but who he loved and served.
7 is the true story of how Jen and her family took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence. In the midst, they discovered a greatly increased God—a call toward Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends social experiment to become a radically better existence.
Angie Smith was 18 weeks pregnant when doctors discovered that the daughter she was carrying had conditions leaving her “incompatible with life.” I Will Carry You is a powerful story of ultimate loss–a parent’s loss of a child–interwoven with the biblical story of Lazarus, helping those walking through the difficult seasons of life to mourn and still have hope.
Angie Smith is one who was quick to encourage a friend, but struggled to believe that God could truly make something spectacular out of her broken-ness and disappointments. Mended takes you on a journey to show how faith lived in the events of daily life is all that it takes to be a part of creating God’s picture of redemption in your life and those around you. Your life does make a difference—because of how He is magnified in the cracks.
Featured in the popular movie Fireproof, The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick is a 40-day guided devotional experience that will lead your heart back to truly loving your spouse while learning more about the design, nature, and source of true love. Each reading includes Scripture, a statement of principle, the day’s “dare,” and a journaling area and check box to chart progress.
A 1-year subscription to a kids’ monthly devotional of your choice. More is for 1st and 2nd graders. Adventure is for 3rd and 4th graders. Bible Express is for 5th and 6th graders and comes in your choice of a “for boys” or “for girls” option.
A 1-year subscription to ParentLife magazine. Keep it for yourself or share with a friend or family member! ParentLife is a monthly magazine for the Christian parent that offers help, information, and advice in all the areas parents are seeking godly guidance for their children including health, education, discipline, safety, and spiritual development. Every issue gives parents practical ideas, weekly family devotional ideas, and insights to help them meet responsibilities and celebrate the joys of Christian parenting. Frequent writers include Carey Casey, Angie Smith, Dr. Linda Mintle, David Thomas, Sophie Hudson, and many more!
And finally, two tickets to one of next year’s dotMom conferences. Choose from the February 2013 event in Dallas, Texas, or the September 2013 event in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (This includes registration only. Travel, lodging, and meals not covered.) Bring along your sister, best friend, or pastor’s wife for a wonderful weekend of enriching time for moms! Have you ever thought, I wonder if other moms feel …? However you finish that sentence, the answer is yes. The journey of motherhood is exciting, scary, lovely, and challenging. Which is why we’ve created .MOM—a weekend that will encourage and refresh you, connect you with other moms, celebrate motherhood, and draw you closer to Christ.