Rev. Barbara was captivated by 199 Favorite Bible Verses for Teens that was donated in honor of the Café 42 teachers. In it, teens can discover their true identity in Christ and build healthy relationships as God's Word speaks to the struggles of growing up in a non-Christian world. We liked it so much that each graduating senior who volunteered in Sunday School this year was given their own copy.
A book I highly recommend for all parents and their children is Three Cups. This short, heart-warming story is filled with beautiful illustrations and tells the story of one family’s unique and effective method of teaching personal financial management—and how one boy reaped first the small, then the immeasurably great rewards of the lessons he learned. I was inspired to consider integrating the three-cup system into my own life!
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Chrissie’s Shell is about a little turtle with a big problem: she believes her shell is empty. She spends her days comparing herself with other animals and imagining what it would be like to be them. When Chrissie is ready to give up all hope she has a conversation with God. She begs him to change her but God has something better in mind. God directs her to the pond, where Chrissie finally captures a vision of herself as God sees her. She realizes her shell is not empty after all and that God loves her just the way she is.
In the 2013 version of Parenting in the Pew the author believes children are at church for the same reason as their parents: for the privilege of worshiping God. Worship, Castleman writes, is "the most important thing you can ever train your child to do." So with infectious passion, nitty-gritty advice and a touch of humor, she shows you how to help your children (from toddlers to teenagers) enter into worship. During the 2014-15 school year, the CE Committee and I will be reading about worship and discerning the ways in which we can support ACC families to train their children to worship. I highly recommend this book for parents of all ages.