Julie gives practical examples of raising sharpened arrows that are ready to launch into the world to change it for Christ. Children raised to aim higher than personal faith, success and satisfaction, but instead to shoot toward "investing in a bottomless cup of eternal blessings" by pouring themselves out for Christ.
There are plenty of great ideas in this book to use with your own children towards this target, including one that my husband and I have already begun because it spoke to our hearts. Plus, there are other examples of ways to invest in children that are not your own. So it's NOT TOO LATE to take part in this vision. Kids grown and gone? Adopt spiritual children (or go for broke and start over). Kids almost gone? Pray for wisdom and implement some of these ideas. With God all things are possible. Kids in diapers? It's never too early to get started on sharpening those arrows.
Enjoy the author's summary of this worthy vision:
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.
I am grateful that Julie contacted me to invite me to join this mission. I am grateful for the inspiration and reminder of The Great Commission we all have.
In honor of this, Julie is giving me an opportunity to offer to you an exciting giveaway that supports the mission. These beautiful paper-bead necklaces are made by widows and orphans. Win them and wear them as a reminder of those who need our help.
To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment here or on Facebook (under the link to this post) about your thoughts on this book or on world-changers you know. Two winners will be chosen randomly and announced Monday. It's that simple! (Only open to those living in the U.S. or Canada.)
And just so you know, if you decide to purchase this inspiring book, ALL proceeds help orphans.