I’ve been reading a book this week that I wanted to share with you. Julie Ferwerda has just released One Million Arrows, and was kind enough to ship a copy over to me from the US so that I could join with other Christian parenting bloggers in celebrating the launch and reviewing the book. I know this book won’t interest all of my readers, but some of you will want to download the first free chapter for sure.
Will the world change our children…or will our children change the world? Time is short and lives are at stake. Right now, God is inviting our families to become part of a bigger story—a vision that will engage hearts to make a radical difference. One Million Arrows is an inspirational call to raise our kids to impact their culture, community, and world for Christ. If we want our kids to discover their purpose, if we want them to live with passion for the Kingdom, if we want our family to go down in His-Story, accept the mission…and leave a mark for eternity.
This is a book about opening our eyes big – being aware of the world we live in, the injustice that is rife in third world countries, the sheer number of orphans. It’s a book about parenting big – intentionally raising our kids to be more than just good people, shaping our “arrows” to do things for God’s Kingdom. It’s about thinking big, and loving big, and believing big. Big is good, but big is always challenging.
Using heaps of inspiring examples of families and young people who are currently being used by God in mighty ways, author Julie Ferwerda offers three stages of raising kingdom-minded kids (arrows): gather, sharpen, and launch. Gather up the children—your own, others in your circle of influence and, if possible, broken children who need a family. Sharpen them in the Word, raising them as disciples of Jesus. Launch them into the world, ready to use their God-given gifts, talents, and resources in order to make a difference for the Kingdom.
If you want to be challenged and inspired, get your hands on a copy of One Million Arrows. As far as I can see it isn’t available in Australian Christian bookshops yet, but you can grab a copy at Amazon. (I love that Julie is putting her money where her mouth is by giving ALL profits from the book to international orphan care and ministry.)
For more info check out http://onemillionarrows.com
Thanks for sending me a copy Julie!