From Blah to Awe {Book Set Giveaway}

UPDATE:  The winner of the book set is Lauren (comment #7).

I have one dream for my kids.

I don’t care if they are successful. I’m not hoping they will be rich or famous or even moderately liked in this world.

My dream is for them to have a deep abiding relationship with Jesus.

That’s it.

Because everything good and bad in their lives will end of being okay if that’s their foundation.

My hubby and I read a lot of books with our kids. We are currently reading It’s Not About Me :Teen Edition during our family devotion time. (My hubby and I always read aloud and filter for our kids if we don’t think it’s appropriate).

We loved reading You Were Made to Make a Difference by Max Lucado as well as a family. I highly recommend it.

When I was asked to review Jenna Lucado (Max’s daughter) Bishop’s new book for teen girls, I was interested in focusing in on some special one-on-one time with my girl.

It’s called From Blah to Awe: Shaking Up a Boring Faith. Nearly every night, when the younger kids are in bed, my oldest daughter and I (she’s 12), snuggle up and read a chapter. It’s been so good to talk about our faith or lack of.

We are still making our way through this book, but I love Jenna’s passion for teen girls and her call to them to love God radically, hungering and thirsting for more of Him.

My daughter is a regular girl and I’m seeing faith thru her eyes as we journal and talk about these things. It’s been good and I look forward to more.

If you’d like to win THE SET of You Were Made to Make a Difference, It’s Not About Me and the brand new book, From Blah to Awe, leave a comment.

This giveaway ends Thursday.

Read together as a family. You’ll be glad you did.


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    kelly says

    pick me! pick me! i have a 14 and 12 yo that would love a reason to snuggle on the couch after their brothers are in bed and read a chapter with momma. thanks for the idea. even if we don’t win the book set, we are winners since that is a terrific idea to put into practice in our home! thanks!

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    Megan G. says

    My husband and I are feeling heavily the responsibility of raising our daughter to be a godly woman. We would love to read this! Thanks! :)

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    Kristi says

    This book sounds like it would be such a wonderful starting point for discussions with my daughter. She is 10 and is just beginning her walk. I think any family would be blessed to have this in their library. I am a huge fan of Max Lucado’s children’s books.

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    DeNeal says

    The timing of this post is perfect! I have been searching for some books to share with my tweens. Thanks for sharing!

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    Teresa Lamb-Ramirez says

    I have 3 kids, one teenager and two tweens.I would love to win these books!
    Thanks for the referral!

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    We are a bit far from this book, BUT I wanted to tell you that my mom and I read every morning for at least 15 minutes before school. I can STILL remember the way she put a few pages of the book corner under her finger nails. School and seperation was very difficult for me in elementary school and those times that she took out of the business of getting 3 kids ready for school were so meaningful to me… so much that I remember them still today 20 years later.

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    I am a stepmom to a beautiful 13 year old young lady. My DH and I are sadly not the residential parents so my time with her is limited, and thus, precious. Reading From Blah to Awe together would be such a great way to grow together. Reading the other books with my stepson or as a family would be amazing.

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    I LOVE the way you started this post. Our youngest son went to Heaven after a mere 200 days with us.. I try to remember that “I have no greater desire than this: to know that my children are walking with the Truth”. My youngest IS more than I can imagine walking with the Truth.

    But I still have 3 at home, 13, 10 and 6.. We could use a set of books for reading together. And encouraging THEM on their WALK in the truth.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

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    Suzanne says

    I would love to start having a devotion time with my daughter after my boys go to sleep! This sounds like just the thing I’ve been looking for.

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    Debbie Koehler says

    Those all sound like great books. I have 4 kids (3 boys and 1 girl). I would love to read these with my kiddos. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    Sharilyn says

    Would love this for my 13 year old daughter, with two more younger ones up and coming! Thanks for your example Kristin!

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    Rebecca says

    I would love to win this!! I have 3 girls that we love to read with and share with, the only relationship that will matter in time is their relationships with Christ! Thank you.

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    s says

    I haven’t checked your blog in ages so I have to think its more than just coincidence – these books sound wonderful and I need to start making time for this.

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    Christi Combs says

    I’m joining the growing list of people who would love to win these books for their family! Thanks for sharing. Would love to hear about other books that you and your daughter have enjoyed together. (I have 3 girls)

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    Lynette says

    I have four girls (and two sons)..these would be put to good use. We homeschool, and I know how reading together is such a good way for us to learn and grow together.

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    Amy Munoz says

    Like everyone else I too would love these books! My children were given Max Lucado’s book You are Special and we read it until it fell apart. Then a few years later I started hearing a lot about UpWords on my local Christian station and I am a huge fan now!

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    Susan says

    Would love to read/have this set of books!! Have two daughers in our home, and have also heard Jenna speak at a Revolve conference before!! Wonderful giveaway!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Elizabeth says

    These would be great as we are just starting our walk in Christ with our kids. These seem like they would be helpful.

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    As a mom of 5 boys ~ I know how hard it can be to inspire faith in young ones. The “From Blah to Awe: Shaking Up a Boring Faith” might be one I’ll have to read.

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