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Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God

Transform Your Family with Ten Minutes a Day in the Gospel Story

Christian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Schedules collide, there is homework and yard work and dishes and laundry, the car's oil should be changed, there are phone calls to make and before you know it, everyone is getting to bed late again.

The Bible can seem like a long story for an active, Christian family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do. Long Story Short will help busy Christian parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God's story of salvation through Jesus Christ.

You won't find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest Christian parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read.

Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known. Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God's plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.

This devotional is also a companion product to the Gospel Story Curriculum which is

available at New Growth Press. 2012 ECPA Christian Book Award Finalist!

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The Disciple-Making Parent: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Raising Your Children to Love and Follow Jesus Christ

The Disciple-Making Parent will give you confidence in your journey.

In the Disciple-Making Parent you will learn:

  • The North Star to Guide Your Parenting

  • The Process Second-Generation Christians Go Through

  • The Reasons Young People Walk Away from the Faith

  • Nine Powerful Influences Found in Wise Families

  • How Your Example Can Commend the Gospel

  • What Your Children are Watching at Home

  • How to Explain Hypocrisy to Them

  • Why the Heart is the Most Important Part of Them (and How to Stay Connected

  • How Discipline Prepares Them for the Gospel

  • How To Clearly Explain the Gospel to Little Children

  • How to Nourish Them with the Word of God

  • Different Ways to Have Family Devotions (and When to Stop)

  • How to Cast a Vision of the World

  • How to Pray for Your Children (and for Yourself)

  • The Doubts Your Children Will Experience and What You Can Do

  • How to Deal with the Electronics and Media Tsunami

  • And Much More

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