Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Raising World Changers in a Changing World: How One Family Discovered the Beauty of Sacrifice and the Joy of Giving by Kristen Welch

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Almost any parent you asked would 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, says Kristen Welch, popular blogger and author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, personal satisfaction comes not from grabbing onto things but from holding them with an open hand and, very often, giving them away.

In this inspiring book, 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 the entire world. At the end of each chapter, one of the author's kids offers their perspective on what it's like to be raised as a world changer.

My Thoughts:
Previously, I have read Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World and I enjoyed that book, so I knew Raising World Changers would be a great book. Kristen writes inspiring books that are straight from the heart and embrace the word of God. 
"Raising World Changers" is challenging and teaches the reader that we need to be people who give, rather than to hold on to things. Often, we get the greatest satisfaction when we sacrifice and help others. We need to live with open hands and give to others. This translates to how we teach our children about being daring enough to be world changers. This book isn't just for children to be world changers, for parents also. Change starts with adults, so we can lay the ground work for our children. 
I cannot say enough good things about this book. It has great truth scriptures, the quotes will make you think. We have the opportunity to impact the Kingdom of God and our children's children. This book is fantastic. I highly recommend this book. A favorable review was not required for a review copy. I give this book 4.5 /5 stars . 

About the Author:
Kristen Welch
Kristen Welch grew up in a suburb of Houston, Texas. In the 1990s she attended a small Bible college, where she met her husband and graduated with degrees in Christian education and English. 

For the first ten years of marriage, she worked alongside her pastor-husband in youth and children’s ministry in Arkansas, New Mexico, and Florida, often writing her own curriculum and resources. During this decade, she endured the ups and downs of life. It wasn’t until she became a busy mother of three that she began to blog about her life on http://wearethatfamily.com. Over the years, Kristen has grown a vast following of moms who identify with her real, often funny, and always inspiring writing.

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