Raising World Changers in a Changing World
How One Family Discovered the Beauty of Sacrifice and the Joy of Giving
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"The family you want is possible--and this is the book you need."--Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts
Almost any parent you ask will tell you that they want their children to be happy, successful adults. But many of us forget (or never knew to begin with) that lasting personal joy is not necessarily found the way the world says it is--through reaching a certain socioeconomic status, having a certain job, buying a certain house, or having a certain amount in one's bank account. In fact, personal satisfaction comes not from grabbing on to things but from holding them with an open hand and, very often, giving them away.
In this inspiring book, popular parenting blogger and author Kristen Welch shows parents how to discover for themselves and instill in their kids the profound joy that comes from sharing what we have been given--our time, our talents, and even what's in our wallets--with those who have less. Through powerful personal stories as well as stories from Scripture, Welch offers a tantalizing alternative to status quo parenting that has the power to impact not only our own families but also the entire world.
"As you read these pages, you will not only find guidance in raising children who are world changers, but you will find yourself moved to be a world changer as well!"--Ruth Schwenk, founder of TheBetterMom.com, author of Pressing Pause and For Better or for Kids
"Welch offers parents two things that are sorely lacking in our world today: hope and direction."--Heidi St. John, author, speaker, blogger, and executive director at Firmly Planted Family
Kristen Welch is the creator of the popular parenting blog We Are THAT Family (www.wearethatfamily.com), has a regular column in ParentLife magazine, and is a frequent radio guest and speaker. Author of Rhinestone Jesus and Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, Kristen is the founder of Mercy House Global and lives with her family in Texas.
"These aren't some words on a page; these are words actually lived. Possible. Proven. These are words lived out that are literally changing the world from the inside out. The family you want is possible--and this is the book you need."
Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts
"In a world where it is countercultural to raise our children to live outward and not inward, Kristen Welch spurs us on in this journey of living openhearted to all that God wants to do through us. She isn't just telling us how; she is showing us by the very life her family is living today! As you read these pages, you will not only find guidance in raising children who are world changers, but you will find yourself moved to be a world changer as well!"
Ruth Schwenk, founder of TheBetterMom.com; author of Pressing Pause and For Better or for Kids
"Raising World Changers in a Changing World gets to the heart of everything I have lived and believed through all the years of my ministry. Learn how to leave a legacy of faith and purpose for your children that will transform your life and theirs. Please read this book. Your life will be changed."
Sally Clarkson, author of The Lifegiving Home, The Lifegiving Table, and more
"Overwhelmed. That's how I feel when I hear stories of starvation and suffering in other parts of the world. If I'm honest, I see suffering in my own city. It's here too. Homelessness, broken homes, addiction. Most of us ask the same question--What can I do?--with a fair degree of frustration.
"If you feel overwhelmed too, get ready to be encouraged. Kristen Welch answers this and many other big-picture questions about our world in her new book, Raising World Changers in a Changing World. Through consistently pointing parents back to the Bible and offering practical ways we can live generously where we are right now, Welch offers parents two things that are sorely lacking in our world today: hope and direction.
"You can live generously right where you are. Every family needs this life-changing book!"
Heidi St. John, author, speaker, blogger, and executive director at Firmly Planted Family
"Raising World Changers in a Changing World is a must-read for every Christian parent who desires for their children to burst out of the safe, predictable bubble of the American Dream and begin living a life of service that is greater than anything they could ever ask or imagine."
Erin Odom, author of More Than Just Making It and You Can Stay Home with Your Kids, creator of thehumbledhomemaker.com
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