Just A Minute

Just A Minute

In the Heart of A Child, One Moment-- Can Last Forever

Book - 2012
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With each child you encounter, you have the power and opportunity to build up-- or, tragically, to tear down. You never know when you are making a memory. Stafford has collected stories that show that, if God stands a child before you, for even just a minute, it is a divine appointment.
Publisher: Chicago : Moody Publishers, c2012.
ISBN: 9780802409669
0802409660
9780802404725
0802404723
Branch Call Number: 259.22 STAFFOR
Characteristics: 219 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Merrill, Dean

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Feb 24, 2017

There's power in what we say to one another, and it's especially true when speaking to children. What's said in a moment can have a lasting influence on future life decisions. Will they encourage pursuit of dreams, or dismiss those dreams or even worse, destroy them? Written by the President and CEO of Compassion International, this book brings to mind my own sponsored children Ana and Sheyley, and the potential life changing impact the words in my letters carry. ~Debby

Sam_I_Am Feb 07, 2014

Another great book By Wess Stafford of Compassion International. A treasurehouse of ways to help lift a children up. Full of stories and ideas. See also Stafford's previous book, "Too Small to Ignore." Amazon currently (2-7-14) has endorsements for "Just a Minute" from Pastor and author of "Radical" David Platt: "I can't imagine a better person to write on the subject of maximizing our minutes to show the love of the Father in heaven to children all around us in the world." Contemporary Christian musician Michael W. Smith says, "Wess' unbridled devotion to children, especially those in deep poverty, knows no boundaries. That's why Just A Minute is so pivotal. ....it issues an impassioned plea" to make a difference "in the lives of the children all around you." Singer Rebecca St. James calls it "a treasure of a book and "Full of incredibly moving stories, Wess' writing inspires us all to realize that every interaction with a child has the power to change his or her destiny ... Prepare to be encouraged and moved!" Gary Chapman, author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling "The Five Love Languages" says "Just A Minute" helps us all shape kids who will create healthier families, communities, and countries and helps them "find their special place in the world." Bob Lepine, Co-Host of FamilyLife Today says: "This book is a challenge for every follower of Jesus to take notice of the little ones in our midst, and to show them we love them because He first loved us." Dr. Tim Clinton, President, American Association of Christian Counselors says "Every kid needs at least one person who is crazy about them"--and this book helps us each do that. "Enter its pages and you'll be forever changed!" A great book by Wess Stafford of Compassion International. For more on that organization see http://www.compassion.com/ or at http://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/default.htm?gclid=CJinnsfEurwCFY1cMgodgwwA_A

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