*This is an interactive ebook with 80 animations, videos from the author, and read-along narration.
Growing Up with God is the story of Maria and Lucas, two best friends who are on the journey of discovering themselves in the very normal, but also epic journey of hearing from God’s heart. Maria has a life-changing moment at Summer Camp when she hears from God for the first time. He tells her something beyond belief, that she is going to be an actor! And not in 20 years as an adult, she can pursue her acting career now! The problem is, with every step, something seems to stand in her way. Lucas is a boy with a one-track mind: Soccer is life. The only thing more important than that is his relationship with God. Lucas is learning to listen to God’s heart, even if that means befriending the weird new kid in school. Maria and Lucas find themselves on a true adventure that causes them to grow in their connection to God, each other, and make new friends along the way. It’s a journey of doubt and frustration followed by joy in the very real pursuit of learning what it is to walk in relationship with Jesus. From Shawn Bolz, author of Translating God, comes an emotionally intelligent and spiritually relevant story that equips youth of all ages to tap into God’s heart and hear His voice in their lives. Shawn has taken his gift of teaching on the prophetic and presents it in a way that children of all ages can experience how God is not limited by our age. When He speaks, everyone gets to hear Him and see powerful and wonderful things happen through their faith. This book was created to work alongside the Growing Up with God Workbook, which can be used by individuals or Sunday school groups.
I can’t even
I read this book every night to my 2 and 3 year old. I think I was more deeply impacted by the book than my kids. I am confident that as they grow and we bring this back into rotation that the story inside will captivate their lives, however even as I read the book, I found myself crying throughout one of the chapters. Such a beautiful story. I am teaching my children that even now, they can hear God’s voice for themselves. So, thank you Shawn, for turning a 36 year old man into a puddle of tears by introducing him to the concept that his kids can learn to do at an early age what he is just learning to do himself - hear and respond to the voice of God.
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