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booksthatspark's podcast

Discussing books that spark imagination, emotion questions, and conversations with our kids. Using books to create teachable moments for life lessons and discipleship.

Jan 19, 2021

In this episode we look at A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books and other books about friendship and best friends. 

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Jan 12, 2021

In this episode we discuss Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. We also look at books that help children learn to stand up for others in helpful and creative ways.

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Jan 5, 2021

In this episode we look at books that help create conversations leading to defining moments when we can encourage our children to be who God created them to be. 

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Dec 29, 2020

In this episode we look at stories about missionaries and other heroes of faith as we end 2020 with a challenge to pray for our brothers and sisters around the world working to carry the Gospel to those who do not yet know Christ. 

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Dec 22, 2020

In this episode we look at books to help our children when they are grieving and are dealing with difficult emotions. 

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