Wednesday, June 30, 2010

One Million Arrows - Join the Movement

Would you like to raise godly children to change the world?  Julie Ferwerda, has written a book to help parents accomplish this goal. One Million Arrows is an outstanding book which will inspire, teach, and motivate you to train your children to impact the world for Christ.

The book is endorsed by such visionary workers as: Franklin Graham, and Josh McDowell. 

Description from the Publisher:

"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."

My Thoughts:

The book contains three sections - Gather, Sharpen and Launch. You'll find stories, real life examples, a gathering of wise thoughts from trusted leaders, and Biblical lessons. There were several passages I found particularly inspiring. I ended up folding pages for later reference. Here are some examples:

P. 20 - "Earth is the work, and heaven is the rest."

P. 22 - Quoting Dennis Rainey "It's the righteous man who lives for the next generation."

P. 45 - Quoting Josh McDowell "I sincerely believe unless something is done now to change the spiritual state of our young people - you [parents] will become the last Christian generation."

P. 78 - A young lady who works in an orphanage said, "You don't have to give up everything you love to make a difference.  It starts by thinking about others, then showing them the love that God has shown you. In this way He will use you to transform lives."

The book, itself, is 175 pages. Julie starts by introducing you to the concept of having a vision. Her thoughts about heroes and firemen are excellent. She wants you to create a vision and a mission.  In the next section, she describes how children can be shaped and trained to serve the Lord. In the final section, she encourages you to keep going, and offers some excellent suggestions. Whether we work on the mission field or help support it, we can all be a part of this much needed movement.

This is a fabulous book and would be beneficial to parents. It will really help you focus on the great task of parenting godly children.

*Disclosure - I received this book, from the author, for review purposes.*

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Rachel said...

Fabulous review. This looks like a book that I would certainly benefit from.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.


Rachel said...

You have an award waiting for you!

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