Kids That Change The World

worldI often ask myself  how does one  raise those kinds of kids – world changers!  From John Newton to Billy Graham – what were they like to raise, what inspired them to be world changers?  or what about Corrie Ten Boom (hid Jews in Nazi Germany) or Catherine Booth (Co-Founder of The Salvation Army) who mentored compassion to them?

Recently I came across two books that I have begun reading to my boys Ten Boys Who Changed The World and Ten Girls Who Changed The World  by author Irene Howat.  Each book shares story after story about some of the great world changers in history.  My boys have been intrigued by each story asking many questions afterwards. Not only are they hearing an interesting story but I also believe it inspires them that these everyday kids became world changers in some way and they to have that potential by the choices they make today and in the future to be world changers.

These books have been perfect bed time family reading books and only take a few minutes to read each story, followed with a short discussion afterwards.

boysTen Boys Who Changed The World

George Muller was a thief when he was younger and spent time in jail for his crimes. Brother Andrew grew up in Holland during the second World War and played tricks on German soldiers. Nicky Cruz grew up in a family where spirit worship was a regular occurrence. He became a very angry young man, out to cause trouble.

John Newton was captured at a young age and forced to join Her Majesty’s Navy, leaving his friends and family behind. What happened to these young boys and how did God make them into men who changed their world? Read how George Muller was finally trusted with millions of pounds. Discover how Brother Andrew grew up to be a smuggler of Bibles. Read how Nicky Cruz was rescued from self-destruction and eventually went on to begin one of the largest youth organisations reaching out to hurt and confused young people throughout the world.

Available at Amazon in both book and Kindle format

girlsTen Girls Who Changed The World

Isobel Kuhn questioned whether God even existed. Mary Slessor grew up in a slum with an alcoholic father. Joni Eareckson broke her neck during a diving accident and Corrie Ten Boom just lived with her family in a little watch shop in Harlaam, Holland. What is so special about these girls and how did they change their world? Isobel Kuhn believed in God and then obeyed his call to travel to Asia to tell the Lisu people about God. Mary Slessor, put herself through evening classes and eventually became one of the first white women to venture into the interior of Africa. Joni Eareckson struggled through her treatment and endless hospital visits to become the inspiration to many Christians. Corrie Ten Boom spent most of her life just living in Holland until the Nazis started killing the Jews. Corrie Ten Boom put her life on the line to save the lives of many Jews in the hiding place, a hidden room behind her wardrobe in a little watch shop in Haarlem, Holland.Mary Slessor (Missionary in Africa), Corrie Ten Boom (hid Jews in Nazi Germany), Granny Brand (Missionary in India), Joni Eareckson, Gladys Aylward (Missionary in China), Jackie Pullinger (Missionary in Hong Kong), Amy Carmichael (Missionary in India), Elisabeth Fry (Worked among the sick, prisoners and homeless), Catherine Booth (Co-Founder of The Salvation Army) and Isobel Kuhn (Missionary in Asia).

Available at Amazon in both book and Kindle format

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