Category Archives: Our Kids – Our Responsibility

Current Book Sales and Updates

Update on books and sales:
 
You can now download GUIDE FOR DISNEY WORLD PRICES 2018-2019 for FREE on my website: →https://shortandsweetintroductions.com/ticketguide/. It will also be available for FREE on iTunes in the next couple of days.
 
The audiobook for A SHORT AND SWEET INTRODUCTION TO WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT: 2019 is now widely distributed. You can get it on Audible, Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Kobo, libraries, and more. Visit →https://shortandsweetintroductions.com/introdisneyworld/ for links.
 
Get my family devotional OUR KIDS – OUR RESPONSIBILITY as an eBook for only $.99 when you share your purchase on social media. Visit →https://shortandsweetintroductions.com/ourkids/ to download it.
 
Two of my print books are currently on sale on Amazon. A SHORT AND SWEET INTRODUCTION TO THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST VACATION and OUR KIDS OUR RESPONSIBILITY are both $6.99 for a limited time. Visit →Amazon  (affiliate link).

FREE Kindle Books

To celebrate my newest book, A Look at Walt Disney World by Charts, Tables, and Graphs, I am offering several Ebooks through Kindle for free now through New Years!

Each book will be free for 5 days as follows:

A Short and Sweet Introduction to Walt Disney World Resort: 2018 (11/17/18-11/21/18)

A Disney World Combo Book (11/20/18-11/24/18)

Guide for Walt Disney World Ticket Prices 2018-2019 (11/22/18-11/26/18)

250 Tips and Tricks for Walt Disney World Resort (11/25/18-11/29/18)

A Short and Sweet Introduction to the Great American West Vacation (11/30/18-12/4/18)

A Short and Sweet Introduction to Indianapolis (12/5/18-12/9/18)

Hold Your Breath and Jump In (12/10/18-12/14/18)

Our Kids – Our Responsibility Months 1-3 (12/15/18-12/19/18)

Our Kids – Our Responsibility Months 4-6 (12/20/18-12/24/18)

Our Kids – Our Responsibility Months 1-6 (12/25/18-12/29/18)

God Isn’t a Blockhead (12/30/18-1/3/19)

Do you not have the free Kindle app to read books?  Visit https://shortandsweetintroductions.com/free-kindle-app/ to download it.

1000th Book Sold!!! – Special Sale

WOW!  I just sold my 1000th book!  Now it’s time to celebrate with 10 special sales!

Sale #1 – Our Kids – Our Responsibility, Months 1-3 – Kindle – FREE!

Sale #2 – A Short and Sweet Introduction to Indianapolis – Kindle – FREE!

Sale #3 – A Short and Sweet Introduction to the Great American West Vacation – Kindle – FREE!

Sale #4 – Hold Your Breath and Jump In – Kindle – FREE!

Sale #5 – Our Kids – Our Responsibility, Months 1-6 – Kindle – only $0.99 (66% off!)

SALE #6 – A Short and Sweet Introduction to Walt Disney World: 2018 – Print – only $5.99 (25% off!)

Sale #7 – A Short and Sweet Introduction to the Great American West Vacation – Print – only $5.99 (25% off!)

Sale #8 – A Short and Sweet Introduction to Indianapolis – Print – only $5.99 (25% off!)

Sale #9 – 250 Tips and Tricks for Walt Disney World Resort – Print – only $5.50 (10% off!)

Sale #10 – A Disney World Combo Book! – Print – only $6.38 (30% off!)

EVERYDAY SALE – →Get A Short and Sweet Introduction to Walt Disney World Resort: 2018 for FREE on Audible (free with a 30-day trial) OR →Get 250 Tips and Tricks for Walt Disney World Resort for FREE on Audible (free with a 30-day trial)

All sales are for a limited time only.  Some of the sales have different start and end dates.  All sales start by August 24th.

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6th New Book! “Hold Your Breath and Jump In: a guide for the first week of college for Christians”

I’m super excited to announce my sixth new book.

Hold Your Breath and Jump In: a guide for the first week of college for Christians is a brief, 36-page book for incoming college freshmen who are Christians.

The book gives 12 short things to think about and know, each followed with a challenge to perform during the first week of college.

Intended as a quick read or even the foundation for a freshmen Bible study, Hold Your Breath and Jump In, is available on  Amazon – for both print and Kindle.

Go the Jump In page to learn more and  to read a sample!

 

Wholesale Now Available!

I am so excited to announce that there are now wholesale options available for select  Short and Sweet Introductions Books.

Retailers can now purchase wholesale copies through their traditional wholesalers of

  • A Short and Sweet Introduction to Indianapolis
  • A Short and Sweet Introduction to Walt Disney World Resort: 2018
  • 250 Tips and Tricks for Walt Disney World Resort
  • Our Kids – Our Responsibility, Months 106 “Jesus’s Teachings” and “Genesis”

Details vary by title.  For more information, visit www.shortandsweetintroductions.com/wholesale.

All “Our Kids” Matchbooks are FREE!

Great news! If you purchase or have already purchased any print version of Our Kids – Our Responsibility on Amazon, you can now download the Kindle version for free!

That means that both parents or even everyone in your family can read along the devotion with you every week.  All you need to do is download the free Kindle reading app for your phone, tablet, or computer.

Go to www.shortandsweetintroductions.com/ourkids for links to the print book, Kindle eBook, and Kindle Reader.

FREE Easter Devotional!!

→Download my FREE Easter family devotional!

Written in the style of my weekly family devotional book, Our Kids – Our Responsibility, this Easter devotional explores the death and resurrection of Jesus. It comes complete with discussion questions for families, scripture explanations, and a special section just for parents.


Our Kids – Our Responsibility is different from other family devotionals. Written by a pastor, husband, and father of two, Our Kids – Our Responsibility contains devotions that go in-depth, ask good discussion questions, and even have a part for parents to talk later by themselves.

But, don’t be scared that you need to be a Bible scholar. You don’t have to know much about the Bible to use this book! This book is intended for everyone – each scripture passage is accompanied by “Notes to Sound Smart” that explain difficult verses.


Our Story…

A few years ago my family moved to start a new church. Our children were spoiled in our old church – they had children’s programs on Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. They had Vacation Bible School once a year, movie nights throughout the year, sports programs, and a ton of other events just for kids.

We knew that when we started our church, we probably wouldn’t have all of those things. We decided from the beginning that our kids are our responsibility. Our kids need to grow in their faith because of us.

So with that conviction in our hearts we set out to be the primary Bible teachers to our kids. And… we failed.

We tried family Bible reading. We tried family devotion books. We tried after supper. We tried at bedtime. Basically everything we tried failed because we weren’t really committed and we gave up too easily.

So, that’s where this book came from. I figured that there are probably plenty of families like us. Families who know they need to do something, but keep failing.

I wanted to create a resource that was structured and taught the Bible, but also had some discussion questions. I wanted to create a resource that people could read with children even if the adult doesn’t really know much about the Bible to begin with. I wanted to create a resource that gives parents something to talk about too – after the kids go to bed. I wanted a resource for the whole family.

I have written a book like what my family did. Some of these are the questions we asked, the passages we read, and the ideas that challenged our faith. I hope that you will use it with your family. Your kids – your responsibility.


About Each Devotion…

Each weekly Bible study is broken into six parts – Start, Read, Discuss, Memorize, Pray, and Later for Parents.

START introduces the Bible passage as if neither you nor your kids know anything about what you’re going to read.

READ is the Bible passage with a little bit of help. Most passages are followed by a box called “Notes to Sound Smart.” If there is something in the passage that is confusing or requires further explanation, you can find help here.

DISCUSS is where family bonding takes place. If this book was an 80s family sitcom, then this section is where the sappy music would start to play.

MEMORIZE pulls out one key part of the Bible passage that would be great to memorize.

PRAY gives you bullet points for things you might want to pray for as a family. It also reminds you to ask your family for prayer requests – things that you want to pray for together.

LATER FOR PARENTS is an opportunity for adults to further discuss today’s Bible study.


→Download my FREE Easter family devotional!

Our Kids – Our Responsibility Months 4-6 is now available!

I’ve updated Our Kids – Our Responsibility with Months 4-6!

Now you can purchase the entire 6 months or just Months 1-3 or Months 4-6 by themselves.

The new Our Kids – Our Responsibility, Months 4-6 “Genesis” explores major stories from the book of Genesis, including creation, Abraham, and Joseph.

But, instead of just focusing on learning the stories, each week’s devotional applies the principles of the stories to you and your family’s lives today.


Our Kids – Our Responsibility is a set of weekly family devotionals that I wrote starting in January 2018.  Each week’s devotional includes a Bible passage with notes that explain difficult parts, discussion questions, a memory verse, and prayer tips.  In addition, Our Kids – Our Responsibility is unique by offering a “Later for Parents” section that allows parents to think about that devotional from an adult perspective.

Learn more about this new book at Our Kids – Our Responsibility.

Our Kids – Our Responsibility is now a Short and Sweet Introductions book

I’ve decided to reorganize and bring “Our Kids – Our Responsibility, Months 1-3 Jesus’s Teachings” under the Short and Sweet Introductions brand.

“Our Kids – Our Responsibility” started as a proof-of-concept book, just to see if it would work and if people would buy it.

It has exceeded my expectations and I’ve already started writing months 4-6 – it should be available by the end of March.

If you want to learn more about “Our Kids – Our Responsibility,” check it out here.