Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blog Tour: One Million Arrows by Julie Ferwerda

About the book: 
Will the world change our children...or will our children change the world? Time is short and lives are at stake. Right now, God is inviting our families to become part of a bigger story—a vision that will engage hearts to make a radical difference. One Million Arrows is an inspirational call to raise our kids to impact their culture, community, and world for Christ. If we want our kids to discover their purpose, if we want them to live with passion for the Kingdom, if we want our family to go down in His-Story, accept the mission...and leave a mark for eternity.

My review:
OMA is truly an inspiring book that challenges readers to change their way of thinking, to embrace a God-centered, goal-oriented approach to parenting, and to living everyday life. Through countless examples of arrows working throughout the world, Julie inspires her readers to believe that triumphing over the sway of culture is not only possible, but is happening every day across the globe.

For 16 school terms, I have taught my children at home with what Julie calls the "holy ambition" of raising arrow children for God.  As a veteran home-educating mom, I understand the joys and pitfalls of this type of parenting.  It's not for the weak, or those who shrink back from a difficult task.  Raising arrows requires hard work, and the inspiration from reading OMA left me challenged to finish this leg of the race with focused intensity of purpose, to launch my last arrow into her God-given future.

One idea in the writing that touched me deeply was the concept of broken branches, those people who, because of circimstances, have become disconnected from their own family trees.  Through the difficult seasons of my own life, I have held on to the belief that I am part of the family of God, no matter who accepts or rejects me in this life.

Sharing that truth with others suddenly became more important through the reading of One Million Arrows, because, beginning with Chapter One which you can read here, Julie reminds her readers of those who are lost, wandering, and alone, especially the orphans throughout the world who know neither the love of God or the true love of family. One Million Arrows by Julie Ferwerda inspired me to action.  If you are willing to catch the vision, and accept the mission, it could change your life.

Visit the One Million Arrows How to Order page for full details as well as information about church, ministry, and bulk orders. OMA provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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