One Million Arrows

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.)

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Thanks for sending me a copy Julie!

9 thoughts on “One Million Arrows

  1. Thanks for the link. I had heard about the book but didn’t realise you could download a chapter.
    I’m really interested in reading it – love the phrase “Will the world change our children…or will our children change the world?”
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Homecoming =-.

  2. Read the free chapter…need to read more..will check out the WORD Bookstore to see if they stock it.. thanks

  3. Interesting review of an interesting book – I read the first chapter too. Have to admit, with a 16 y.o. and a 13 y.o., sadly it feels too late. Feel a bit of a sense of failure as neither of my kids is really running red hot for Jesus, but don’t know how I could have raised them any differently. V. aware of my faults and failings esp as a parent, but at the same time have tried to show them that we have an awesome God who redeems those faults and failings. I take comfort in the thought that “train up a child” verse, and I know God will never let them go. I just want so much MORE for them!!!!! It is sad to see them taking things for granted because they were raised in a Christian home :-(
    .-= Janet´s last blog ..For such a time as this … =-.

  4. Had lunch with a friend today who encouraged me that even though *I* think the kids have not caught our faith, we don’t know what’s going on in their hearts. She thought it was a HUGE thing that my 16 year old son asked me to pray for him the other day when he was facing an exam …it made me feel MUCH better than when I wrote my previous comment!
    .-= Janet´s last blog ..For such a time as this … =-.

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