Dead Sea Squirrels with Mike Nawrocki

This podcast is a repost from earlier in the year - we have so many new friends and listeners we thought you might love to hear this.

Amy interviews Mike about his ongoing Dead Sea Squirrels early reader series from Tyndale - these are perfect for young readers and a great last minute Christmas gift from Amazon or other retailers.

The Big Book of Bible Questions

This podcast is a repeat from earlier this year - we have many new friends and listeners and this book would be an EXCELLENT last minute Christmas gift for your child or family.

Mike interviews co-host Amy Parker and co-author Doug Powell about their new Tyndale book - The Big Book of Bible Questions.

Uncover the mysteries of the Bible with bestselling children’s author Amy Parker and apologist Doug Powell as they team up to answer some of the biggest questions kids have about the Bible and theology.

The Big Book of Bible Questions addresses kids’ toughest Bible questions with theologically sound answers in a way that is relatable and engaging. It’s filled with fun facts, debunking of common misconceptions, and explanations of biblical and theological concepts. With eye-catching illustrations and real-life photos, this book will not only answer a kid’s Bible questions big and small, but it will also encourage spiritual conversations and a lifelong love of learning about the glory and wonder of faith, the Bible, and God.

Erin Weidemann - Ringleaders from Truth Becomes Her

Amy and Mike finish up the 2020 season with returning guest Erin Weidemann to discuss Ringleaders, a new book in Truth Becomes Here's Bible Belle's brand.

The Adventures of Rooney Cruz was inspired by her niece and features main character Rooney Cruz, a young girl experiencing the normal challenges found in daily life who finds inspiration through the stories of women in the Bible. The series’ first books, Bible Belles, features Old Testament Biblical heroes Hannah, Esther, Abigail, Ruth and Deborah. In each story, Rooney encounters each woman’s powerful journey and learns important truths about prayer, patience, bravery, loyalty and leadership. Nearly 500,000 copies of the books have been sold and are impacting young girls all over the world.

Rooney’s adventure continues in the new book, Ringleaders, launching October 2020. Rooney meets six women from the New Testament: Elizabeth, Mary the Mother of Jesus, the Samaritan Woman (at the Well), Mary and Martha, and Mary Magdalene. Through the stories of these women, Rooney learns she can use her voice to share the Good News that God has called her to deliver. Young readers will be inspired to identify their own voice and use it for God’s glory and to build His Kingdom.

Five-time cancer survivor Erin Weidemann is co-founder of Truth Becomes Her, a brand that equips moms and women with resources to help them step into their unique leadership roles. The creator and author of the bestselling The Adventures of Rooney Cruz series for young girls, Erin is a nationally recognized speaker, radio personality, certified teacher and sought-after homeschool consultant, and host of the Heroes for Her Podcast.

Erin is a spokesperson for World Vision and an active advocate for the American Cancer Society. Erin is a graduate of Penn State University with a double major in Journalism and Spanish. She and her husband, Brent, recently relocated from the San Diego oceanfront to enjoy the charm of a small, picturesque town in Montana, along with their two miracle daughters.

Make Ready for Christmas with Slugs & Bugs

Mike and Amy talk to podcast triple threat Randall Goodgame, creator of Slugs & Bugs about exciting new things - a new book set called Adventures from the Workshop and Beyond and a new Christmas special Make Ready for Christmas!

Make Ready for Christmas

As Randall and friends prepare for Christmas, Maggie decides to expand the annual Sing-Along into a full-blown Christmas Eve pageant spectacular! Randall introduces everyone to the season of Advent, and Doug discovers something mysterious going on when chocolate chips go missing. Neighbor Scott Hamilton announces he's building a huge 12 Days of Christmas display, and Maggie finds herself called on to sacrifice more and more of her pageant dreams to help her friends. With so much activity and a dizzying carousel of friends stopping by, will Christmas end in disappointment or will the Workshop bunch embrace the invitation of the season and experience the true meaning of Christmas?

Adventures from the Workshop and Beyond!

Join Doug the Slug, Sparky the Lightning Bug, Morty and Maggie Raccoon for a series of adventures from the workshop and beyond! Imaginations are kindled, hijinks are uncovered, along with timeless truths about life and faith. Delightful, whimsical, hand-crafted fun for kids of all ages.

Ages 3-7 | All 5 books - 32-page 8 x 10" hard-cover picture books in a limited edition box.

Emily Assell - Generation Claimed

Amy and Mike talk with author Emily Assell about her new series of board books for kids - Generation Claimed.

Each book in the Generation Claimed series contains life-giving promises from Scripture that remind all God’s children, both young and old, of who they are in Him. Page after page shares a promise from God and the corresponding scripture from the Bible. Readers will be transformed from the inside out and rest easier in God’s love for them. This 3-book set of board books includes the following:

  • You Are: Scripture promises reminding readers of who God says they are
  • Tonight: Scripture promises for a peaceful night’s rest
  • Chosen: Scripture promises that reveal God has a plan for each person’s life

Words are powerful. Speak God’s life-giving Word over your children, and claim this generation for his Kingdom.

Emily is a first time childrens' book author. Her passion is to call this generation to be a generation whose hearts and lives belong to Christ. She believes that your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, loved one is a child of God and has a right to an abundant life. It is Emily's prayer that her books plant deep within your children who and whose they are. She believes God's Word, and uses her words to join in agreement with Him, that together we may claim the lives of this generation as His! She does most of her writing at night after her 3 precious children are tucked quietly into bed. Emily is a nurse, a speaker, a wife, a mom, and now an author, but credits it all to her great God.

Jennie Allen - Theolaby

Mike and Amy talked to author and speaker Jennie Allen about her new series for kids, Theolaby, a 5 book series that tells the story of God from creation to heaven.

From Jennie:

Fifteen years ago, I found myself smack in the middle of raising (and surviving) a house full of little ones. I wanted to know God for myself and teach my children about who He is. As I did, I found myself searching for the right resources to help.

They wanted to know what kind of slingshot David used, how long Moses floated in a basket, and what other fruit was in the garden, but I struggled to get them to connect to the heart of God—His character and His power in their life.

That’s when I began dreaming about Theolaby.

I wanted resources that caused my kids not to just know about God, but to experience His power and His love for them. My greatest prayer was that my kids would have a personal relationship with Jesus. So in that effort, the pages of 'The Story of God' series were creatively written directly to children and aretheologically grounded in Scripture. Under the words in these books, we’ve provided the scriptures that inspired them, and we encourage parents to read both to their child.

My other hope and prayer for my kids is that, as a family, we can come together and talk openly about God and His Word. No topic or question off limits! But even my seminary degree couldn’t have prepared me for the deep questions I would get from my five-year old son! On the last page of each book, we have given parents a simple activity guide to inspire great memories and conversations with their kids, based on each story they will read to them. My prayer is that Theolaby would be pivotal to children’s understanding of God’s character and their relationship with the Creator.

Their little minds grasp more than we think! Let’s give them a huge, fun, and personal understanding of Jesus and His plans for them!

An Advent Family Experience with Josh Straub

Amy and Mike talk with Josh Straub about the book Advent with 25 Days of the Christmas Story: An Advent Family Experience written with his wife Christi.

Josh and Christi Straub are speakers, authors, and marriage and leadership coaches. Together, they lead  Famous at Home, an organization equipping families and leaders to be famous at home, so they can thrive on their stage. Both Fellows of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, together they host the weekly Famous at Home podcast, write children’s books including What Am I Feeling? and cohost Sex, Love, and Relationships on the Hillsong Channel. Josh and Christi love spending time on the lake with their three sweet kids, Landon Kennedy, and Micah, and their feisty goldendoodle, Copper.

25 Days of the Christmas Story: An Advent Family Experience helps families spend a few moments of each day leading up to Christmas focusing on the true joys and meaning of Christmas. This is a devotional perfect for families of all shapes, sizes, and schedules. Each of the 25 days highlights a different person, place, or object from the Christmas story—from the prophet Isaiah to Baby Jesus, from the Christmas star to the gift of frankincense. All devotions include an easy-to-read story, character trait, activity, and more—each designed to reinforce the main theme of the day.

Your family can choose simply to read each day’s story or to go deeper and engage with each day’s features. Either way, parents and children are sure to learn and celebrate the season of Advent together while having fun in the process!

A true heirloom in the making, the book includes pages in the back where parents and kids can record memories of each day’s activities and write journal entries to look back on year after year, Christmas after Christmas.

BibleForce - The First Heroes Bible!

Amy and Mike catch up with BibleForce creator Wayne McCay on this weeks episode.  Lots going on with BibleForce including the free Audio app, lots of new website material and the Jesus Lives book and video series.

If your children are fans of comic books and graphic novels, they'll enjoy reading about the action and adventures of biblical heroes retold in BibleForce. With captivating artwork and a fast-paced narrative, this Bible storybook shares nearly 200 stories of Scripture. BibleForce is perfect for:

  • Readers, ages 6-10
  • Read aloud group sessions or solo reads
  • Beginning honest discussions about the drama of the Bible with children
  • Highlighting the amazing heroes of the Bible

Every BibleForce purchase comes with free access to the BibleForce app, available on iTunes and Android. Children will enjoy:

  • A child friendly overview of the Bible: the law, history, poetry & wisdom, and the prophets
  • An easy-to-follow illustrated timeline of events
  • Resourceful maps to help visualize locations and landmarks

Kids will be fascinated by the thrilling drama of the Bible and the detail of the illustrations--they won't be able to put down this exciting book. Jump into the story of God's Word and discover the amazing heroes within its pages.

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The Epic Bible - God's Story of Redemption and Love

This week Amy and Mike talk with Art Ayris and Linda Howard regarding the new comic/graphic book, The Epic Bible: God’s Story of Redemption and Love from Eden to Eternity.

Get swept away by God’s awesome story in this riveting graphic Bible. A stunning visual journey, The Epic Bible tells the central story of the Bible, with dramatic, full-color art created by DC and Marvel artists. Whether you’re reading the Bible for the first time or looking for a fresh perspective, The Epic Bible’s cinematic storytelling will make God’s Word come alive. Perfect for teens, comic book fans, and reluctant readers.

Art Ayris is the founder of Kingstone Media and the Executive Editor of the Kingstone Bible which was a Finalist for 2017 Christian Book of the Year, Children’s category. Writing and producing recognition and credit include Best TV Movie Hollywood’s Next Success contest, Best Feature Florida Film & Television, Best Feature Angel Awards, several major motion picture options, over 60 comic book and animation credits to date.

Linda Howard is Associate Publisher for Children and Youth at Tyndale House Publishers. She brings an extensive background working with children and children’s products to her role including teaching, marketing, and product development for several brands. Linda currently leads the kids’ team, developing overall strategy for Tyndale Children and Youth, acquiring projects, and overseeing product development of all books. She has also worked in the marketing arena and built strong relationships with several of Tyndale’s publishing partners. She oversees the Compassion International Publishing partnership and has worked with best-selling authors, Mike Nawrocki, Amy Parker, Ann Voskamp, and more.

Linda’s enthusiasm and passion for bringing children to a deeper understanding of Christ is what drives her acquisitions choices. Helping authors to publish and shape products that start children on a path to spiritual maturity is a responsibility she takes seriously, and she is grateful for the opportunity to serve.