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Jill's Books

HOBBITS, YOU, AND THE SPIRITUAL WORLD

"Attention-getting and authentic style."

-Dr. Peter Kreeft, Author of The Philosophy of Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings drew thousands into movie theaters ten years ago. Its "prequel" The Hobbit, has done the same and will continue to do so for two more sequels. What if it could draw teens into a closer relationship with God?

Hobbits, You, and the Spiritual World of Tolkien, due to be released by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas in November, does just that.

The book takes twenty characters from the new movies (and other well-loved ones from Tolkien's Middle Earth), quotes, and Bible passages and intermingles them to forge a deeper understanding of how Bilbo's adventure means a whole lot more than readers may have realized.

Can teens' fascination with these fictional characters lead them to an understanding of their own character? More importantly, can it show them the claim of a loving Lord on their futures? After a fun look at each character's basic personality "theme," a Scripture passage relates that character trait to God's word on its use or misuse. Finally, a "How About You" exercise brings it home for application.

"I can't get over the way that this book draws you into the various plots and personas of Middle-earth. What is even greater is the way students are inspired to find their own place in God's epic journey. Jill she has the necessary formula to inspire life change in students.." Jason Boyer, National Director of Youth Ministry, Free Methodist Church USA

"I find her vocabulary and character development very engaging as well as the reflective questions." Scottie May, Assoc. Prof, Wheaton College

To read an excerpt, CLICK HERE.

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Please Pass The Fish Head

The idea of a "volunteer vacation" usually conjures images of adventurous young singles taking off across the globe in search of a world to save. But more and more, those with families are asking: why can't we do something meaningful with our kids? Why do we have to wait? Why can't we let them discover the power of giving now? Why can't we have that experience beside them, in a way none of us will ever forget? And--what would it take to get us there? Well, it takes less than you think, but more than you can imagine. In this book, you'l find practical ways to find a trip, pack, evaluate what's right for your family needs, prepare emotionally and physically, and determine how to follow up once you get home again. Checklists and real life stories accompany informative chapters that take you step by step in planning, executing, and continuing the perfect volunteer experience for your whole family.

Well, it takes less than you think, but more than you can imagine. In this book, you'l find practical ways to find a trip, pack, evaluate what's right for your family needs, prepare emotionally and physically, and determine how to follow up once you get home again. Checklists and real life stories accompany informative chapters that take you step by step in planning, executing, and continuing the perfect volunteer experience for your whole family.


Please Pass helps families:


  • Have all the tools they need to experience a life-changing trip,
  • Prepare physically, and emotionally for a trip,
  • Empower the talents and gifts of the entire family,
  • Experience another culture up close,
  • Watch their kids serve with joy,
  • Succeed at finding funds,
  • and more.


    Please note: Much of the content of this and Don't Forget to Pack the Kids is the same. This book is written from a secular point of view for those who do not prefer a Christian aspect to their volunteer trip. It does not contain the spiritual content that the other book does. Choose which appeals to you or your gift recipient most; you only need one of them!

    Don't Forget to Pack the Kids:


    Think mission trips are only for teenagers and adults-no-kids? Think again. Do you long to:

    • See your kids understand other cultures and levels of privilege?
    • Help them realize they can be ministers at any age?
    • Inject compassion and generosity into your daily life and their future?
    • Do something meaningful for others now?

    Don't let fears that your kids are too young, you don't have the money or the time, or anything else stop you. Start planning that life-changing experience now!

    Don't Forget is a how-to and why-to guide for going on short-term missions as a family. The book is about missions, but it's more about transformation--of you, your kids, and your world. And it's not the impossible dream it seems.

    I know. I've been there. "There" meaning halfway around the world with three kids age 6-11. So I know what obstacles would keep you awake at night. And I know what to do about them. Don't Forget isn't just a how-to, though it is that. It's also a story of five people who made it happen and found a dream that didn't end in China.

    Detailed, step-by-step instructions for you to make it happen fill this book. Pack the kids--and go!

    Making A Name For Myself


    Individual scripts for use in worship, illustrations, and more. Individual instant downloads of your favorite for the occasion. Many topics from which to choose.

    SAMPLE CLICK HERE

    The Christmas Script Book


    Short, easy drama for worship, sermon starters, Christmas programs, and more. Seasonal pieces that will reach the hearts and speak to the minds minds of your congregation from some of the finest writers in the business. Several formats for different situations.