This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Christian Focus. They are giving away five-book sets of Tell God How You Feel: Helping Kids with Hard Emotions and God Hears Your Heart: Helping Kids Pray about Hard Emotions by Christina Fox.
As emotional beings, we all have feelings. And in a fallen world, some of those feelings are difficult. Fear. Grief. Sadness. Disappointment. Guilt. Loneliness. Anger. We learn from an early age ways to navigate such hard emotions. For some of us, we learn to avoid or distract ourselves from painful emotions. Others “feed” our emotions through various temporary pleasures in the hopes of finding comfort. Still, others may cover them up and pretend they don’t exist. Yet the Bible teaches us another way: to bring all our hurts to God.
Tell God How You Feel and God Hears Your Heart are part of a discipleship series designed for parents and caregivers to use in engaging their children with their emotions. It helps parents teach their children to bring their emotions to God and tell him what hurts. It teaches them Biblical lament.
In these books, children are invited into the lives of brother and sister, Josh and Mia. They watch as these siblings experience hard emotions in life and learn to bring their cares to the Lord in prayer.
Tell God How You Feel covers emotions including fear, sadness, loneliness, and rejection. God Hears Your Heart explores anger, disappointment, guilt, and failure. Each story ends with discussion questions for parents and caregivers to use in helping their children apply the stories to their own emotions.
Help your children develop the godly habit of lament by reading them Tell God How You Feel and God Hears Your Heart.
What people are saying about the series:
“Children are often unsure about what to do with their emotions. Whether they are feeling happy or sad, peaceful or anxious, angry or joyful, they can learn healthy ways to share their emotions with God. Christina Fox’s new book, Tell God How You Feel is a wonderful book to help parents and children discuss their feelings, as they consider the ways people have prayerfully talked to God all throughout Scripture, especially in the Psalms. This book is a wonderful way to talk with your children as you help them learn to talk to God.”
–Melissa B. Kruger (author and director of Women’s Initiatives for The Gospel Coalition)
“Tell God How You Feel is unique and badly needed. Many children’s books deal well with particular emotions, but no book I’ve ever seen gives children such a clear, concrete, relatable framework for dealing with any and all emotions by engaging their Heavenly Father with the weights and dreams in their hearts. Illustrated in an ethnically inclusive, warmly inviting style, Tell God how You Feel fills a vital niche in nurturing a living faith in our children.”
— Alasdair Groves (Executive Director of CCEF)
“If emotions are complex for adults (AKA, me!) to understand and respond to appropriately, how much more for children? This is why I’m so glad Christina has given us a helpful tool for guiding our kids through emotions like disappointment, anger, and failure. Best of all, she roots each lesson in biblical truth, particularly in the psalms which give voice to our hearts. I recommend this book to you!”
— Kristen Wetherell (Author of ‘Humble Moms’, ‘Fight Your Fears’ and co–author of ‘Hope When It Hurts’)
Again, there are five sets to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below, which will add you to Christian Focus’ mailing list.
Giveaway Rules: You may enter one time. Winners will be notified by email. The giveaway closes on May 31st at midnight.