Book: When More is Not Enough - How to Stop Giving Your Kids What They Want and Give Them What They Need by Amy L. Sullivancategories: Book, Christian, Nonfiction, Christian Living, Religion, Spirituality, Children's Ministry, Evangelism, Generosity, Social Issues, Servanthood, Christian Families, Parenting
Amy L. Sullivanabout this book: I'd love for readers to see that serving others is an extension of serving God, and that loving people well is both ridiculously easy and gut-wrenchingly difficult. I pray this book starts conversations, which lead to prayers and prayers, which lead to actions and actions, which lead to changed lives.
• What is something you learned from writing this book?
The first lesson learned while writing this book: I thought I knew what God wanted from me, but in reality, what I wanted was for God to bless the plans I made without consulting Him. When I cried, "Use me!" what I meant was . . . use me in a way that makes me feel comfortable and look good. There's a difference, a Grand Canyon sized difference.
The second lesson learned in writing this book: Obedience does not guarantee an easy road. In fact, obedience to God is often met with resistance. Our family is donating the proceeds of this book to a local nonprofit (minus what the publisher and agent receive). I thought since I had a book contract from a traditional publisher and our family was attempting to live out the meaning of the book and glorify God, that the publishing process would be smooth. Not so.
• Who did you write this book for?
I wrote this book for Christian families, but mostly, I wrote this book for my family (a glimpse at my selfishness already!).
• "Amy will have your whole family doing heart checks around the kitchen table. She will take you through the journey of moving from self-focused to others-focused, all while keeping it real with her fun and engaging style."
— Kristen Summers, Author of Teach Me to Serve, 99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn to Serve and Bless Others
• "Amy's conversational, down-to-earth style will encourage you to make changes towards generous living without making you feel guilty in the process."
— Lindsey Bell, Author of Searching for Sanity: 52 Insights from the Parents of the Bible
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