The Publishing Story: Real Life Theology Conversations
The editors of Renew.org came to us because they wanted to create a version of Real Life Theology for 8–12 year olds.
Specific Services We Provided
We helped with:
- Project management
- Cover design
- Interior design and typesetting
- eBook formatting
- Copyediting and proofreading
We also helped them create QR codes that lead to videos.
Our project manager, together with our editorial and design team, worked closely with them to develop the layout and design.
Real Life Theology Conversations was published February 22, 2023, and it’s now available to young readers. We enjoyed the creative design element of this book and the challenge of making a product that makes sense to 8-12-year-olds.
We appreciate the Renew.org team’s kind endorsement: “Chad and his team were committed to excellence and were great to work with.”
More About the Book
A GUIDE TO LIFE-CHANGING CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUR CHILD
What could be more important than helping your child know God? Most Christian parents want to help their children know God. They want to help them build their lives on God’s truth. Yet the life of a parent can get really busy! Plus, it can be intimidating to know how to have conversations about God with your child, not to mention talking about the Bible, the gospel, faith, salvation, and how to live as a disciple of Jesus.
Using a simple question-and-answer format, Real Life Theology Conversations guides you to lead fifty-two of the most important conversations you’ll ever have with your child. Each conversation is built around a question and has the following elements:
- Interactive questions and answers
- Scriptures to discuss and memorize
- Activities for sharing and applying the truth
In addition, there are post-conversation elements and a Scripture to memorize. As you walk through these questions and answers with your child, you’ll have great conversations and help them build their lives on God’s truth.
“This tool, along with real authentic relationships, will have an impact on our young people. I pray millions will use it.”
—Jim Putman, author, Real-Life Discipleship
“I have been doing children’s ministry for over seventeen years, and I can honestly say I haven’t come across a resource as good as this to empower parents to teach their children foundational knowledge!”
—Amy Sain, children’s minister, North Boulevard Church of Christ
“We’re thrilled to implement Real Life Theology Conversations into the family discipleship culture of our church.”
—Jason Smith, NextGen Pastor, Eastview Church
“A gift to parents and children who want to become more allegiant disciples of King Jesus.”
—Matthew W. Bates, author of The Gospel Precisely; professor of theology, Quincy University
JASON HOUSER is the founder of the Seeds Family Worship ministry and has led teams in creating over two-hundred Scripture worship songs and videos. He has cowritten the well-known CCM songs “Broken Things” and “The Motions,” as well as the parenting discipleship book called Dedicated.
NICOLE STINE and her husband are passionate about family discipleship, missions, and ministering with International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES), and they thoroughly enjoy teaching their children about the relentless love of God. Nicole has worked as a freelance writer and is a constant researcher and learner. Her undergraduate and graduate work have been in psychology and biblical studies (Ozark Christian College).
DANIEL MCCOY, PhD, is editorial director at Renew.org and part-time professor of philosophy at Ozark Christian College. Among his books are The Popular Handbook of World Religions (general editor) and Real Life Theology (co-general editor). He loves raising five kids with his amazing wife.