You and your family can be a vital part of changing the world for the better! How? By raising youngsters with biblical character: children who live with humility, gratitude, and respect for others and themselves. Our guest, president of Celebrate Kids, will guide us as she explains what character is and why it matters, its challenges, and how to teach or improve character in kids.
Everyone is familiar with the Bible—after all, it’s still the best-selling book in the world. But just exactly how did we get the collection of sixty-six books that make up God’s Word? Join us today as you discover:
· The differences and similarities between the Jewish holy books and the Christian Bible
· How the New Testament writings were copied and collected, including the apocryphal gospels and letters
· The church leaders who succeeded the apostles, what they wrote, and what they thought of the writings they inherited
· The church councils, controversies, and disputes that boiled over in the 300s
· Why certain writings were removed from the Bible, even though they might be helpful if not essential for our faith
· The purposes of modern Bible translations and the differences between them
Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced “cook”) is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, and a cofounder of Ignite the Family, based in Alpharetta, GA. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events. She is proud to be represented by the Ambassador Speakers Bureau of Nashville, TN. She is a featured speaker for the Great Homeschool Conventions, on the faculty of Summit Ministries, and a frequent presenter for Care Net, Axis, and other organizations. She speaks regularly at schools, churches, and pregnancy resource centers. Dr. Kathy’s practical, relevant, and results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic raves from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school. She is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk-shows. Because of listeners’ reactions and feedback, her broadcasts about the 8 great smarts made the top ten shows of the year on Focus on the Family in both 2014 and 2016. Kirk Cameron chose her as the technology expert to interview in his 2018 movie, Connect: Real Help for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World. She has authored six books including Screens and Teens and 8 Great Smarts. Her newest book, Start with the Heart: How to Motivate Your Kids to Be Compassionate, Responsible, and Brave (even when you’re not around) was published by Moody in March. Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member before becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991. She has loved Jesus for years and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.
A versatile and creative author, editor, and storyteller, Rob Suggs has written or collaborated on more than sixty books. His clients have included New York Times best-selling authors such as Kyle Idleman, Lee Strobel, Mark Batterson, David Jeremiah, and Bruce Wilkinson. He worked with Jeremy and Jennifer Williams on Tenacious: How God Used a Terminal Diagnosis to Turn a Family and a Football Team into Champions, which is being turned into a movie. Rob co-authored several books with family counselor Dr. Ross Campbell, including How to Really Love Your Angry Child. Among Rob’s solo efforts are The Comic Book Bible, Christmas Ate My Family, and Top Dawg: Mark Richt and the Revival of Georgia Football. A graduate of Furman University, Rob served for three years as a senior editor at Walk Through the Bible Ministries. An experienced teacher and preacher, Rob has led a four-part seminar on how the Bible came to be. He wrote and illustrated a six-part history of Christianity for His magazine published by InterVarsity Press. He also wrote the LifeGuide Bible studies TheTen Commandments and Christian Community. For two decades, Rob contributed many cartoons to Christianity Today and Leadership Journal. Collections of these cartoons were published in the books It Came from Beneath the Pew and Preacher from the Black Lagoon.