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Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever #2020

Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever By Wess Stafford Dean Merrill Just a Minute In the Heart of a Child One Moment Can Last Forever Paperback Edition Coming in January How long does it take to make a difference in the life of a child For good or for ill individual moments in a young person s life can make all the difference
  • Title: Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever
  • Author: Wess Stafford Dean Merrill
  • ISBN: 9780802404725
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever By Wess Stafford Dean Merrill Paperback Edition Coming in January 2014 How long does it take to make a difference in the life of a child For good or for ill, individual moments in a young person s life can make all the difference in their future It may be something said or done by an adult who hardly thinks about it a hug, a compliment, an intriguing question, a sincere applause But in that moment,Paperback Edition Coming in January 2014How long does it take to make a difference in the life of a child For good or for ill, individual moments in a young person s life can make all the difference in their future It may be something said or done by an adult who hardly thinks about it a hug, a compliment, an intriguing question, a sincere applause But in that moment, the child discovers who they are, what is important to them, why they matter, and sometimes even what their destiny will be Most of us want to help encourage and build into this next generation, most of us see the need all around, but we just have no idea where to begin.Now, with this book, you know where to begin and you know that it only takes Just a Minute Follow along as Dr Wess Stafford, president of Compassion International, shares stories and experiences to introduce you to the difference you can actually make anywhere on the spectrum of child development From helping meet physical needs to breaking down emotional barriers and from discovering latent talents to equipping with spiritual insights, these stories are a catalyst for action.You don t have to be a teacher, a parent, a pastor, or a doctor to make a difference in the life of a child You only have to be willing
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      Dr Wess Stafford, author of Too Small To Ignore Why Children are The Next Big Thing, host of the daily radio feature, Speak Up with Compassion, and president of Compassion International, is an internationally recognized advocate for children in poverty Founded in 1952, Compassion International is one of the world s largest Christian child development agencies, partnering with than 65 denominations and thousands of local churches to serve than 600,000 children in 23 countries.

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    1. Wess Stafford is President and CEO of Compassion International, and obviously has a heart for children all over the world His premise in Just a Minute is quickly revealed as he tells the stories of young people influenced to change or even saved from certain death by somebody else s just a minute action Each time we interact with a child, we have the potential to create or destroy something within that child And every minute counts.The stories are short and nicely collected into sections focusin [...]


    2. I highly recommend this book It stirred my soul, but also gave me clear steps of small but significant actions I can take to simply love others.Life can change in an instant Some folks say that while waiting for the other shoe to drop, or in response to unforeseen circumstances But this book challenges readers to be intentional about creating those moments, where you can with a word, touch or deed, change someone else s life for the better.In this inspiring book, Compassion International Preside [...]


    3. I m a flurry of emotions This book will touch your soul so deeply I ve laughed, cried and everything in between.So thankful Anne Pearson put this book in my hands as a tool for me as I stepped into an Executive Director position for a crisis pregnancy ministry Those that know me, know that I have long used the phrased you can do anything for a minute This opens it up to an entirely deeper level.Thank you Wes, for compiling these inspirational stories that will forever have me looking for opportu [...]


    4. Wess is a fantastic story teller That knack for telling stories and helping others tell their own stories shines in this book of 68 individual stories of people from all walks of life Be ready when you read this book It will stir you to act on behalf of children If you are the type of person that would read this book, then you are the type of person that will act on behalf of children If that is the case, be ready to laugh and cry your way through these stories and then be ready to act on your n [...]


    5. The author does a wonderful job describing how impactful interactions between adults and children can be It is the difference between a positive direction in life and worthwhile contributor to society As an educator, we must always think about this as we interact with students The author does a great job illustrating examples of positive interactions through stories about various people in life.


    6. I cried about every 5 pages of this book So rich with such great stories you only can read a little at a time and then you have to pause, reflect, and blow your nose Awesome book to read as a teacher.


    7. A wonderful book Every teacher and every parent should read this book.In fact, everyone who has any contact with children and young people should read this book.In fact, everyone who has any contact with other people should read this book.


    8. This book inspired me to pay attention to the minutes I spend with people, especially children It gave me practical ways to encourage people in ways that might change their lives.


    9. Why I Read It I teach young children, one year to three and a half years old My co workers and I often talk about teachable moments and being role models This book sounded like one that could supplement those concepts I had qualms about the religious aspect of the book but decided to try it.Review You don t have to be a teacher, a parent, a pastor, or a doctor to make a difference in the life of a child You only have to be willing This is so true, and so important Any contact, however casual, th [...]


    10. It was my pleasure to receive this book as a Frist Reads giveaway.I m sure that each of us can recall a time from our childhood when something was said to us, or demonstrated to us, that had a lasting impact on how we viewed ourselves or the world around us For some, it was a positive, loving statement that made us feel like a superhero For others, it might have been embarrassing or painful, so much so that we stopped whatever we were doing at the time, and never tried it again Either way, we ea [...]


    11. You know I am a sucker for a good story More so when it shares the heart and lives of children What joy comes from kiddos My own Grandbabes will be here this weekend I am so excited And in having them visit, I am reminded of my own childhood with my grand parents Of the things we did that was so simple yet meant so much to me I hope to have that lasting impression on my own Grandbabes as we enjoy the simple pleasures of life Wess Stafford understands the heart of a child too He has dedicated his [...]


    12. This is an encouraging book that will remind you how easy it is to make a difference in someone s life, especially that of a child Moments such as the ones detailed in the book make a lasting impression on a child And sadly, as a few of the experiences in the book illustrate, there are also moments that remain etched in a child s mind when negative messages were received that can impact the path that child takes in life More than just a feel good book, Just a Minute is divided into sections that [...]


    13. It s a book of stories, stories of just a minute moments from people like you and me, from former sponsored children, and from well known names Stories that enforce the idea that a child is like wet cement, it only takes a moment to make an imprint but once it hardens it takes a chisel to change it This can be good or bad, used for good or used for harm Every moment matters.The only criticism I would have was that the book almost seemed to be too many stories I would have preferred for the conce [...]


    14. While I don t have children of my own, I have several nieces and nephews that I get to see and spend time with This is why I wanted to read this book I enjoy playing with them and know that a child is important Mr Stafford did a wonderful job of writing and sharing all the stories of children and the situations that he viewed and experienced One of my favorite stories was of a little girl that Mr Stafford encountered in Manado, Indonesia Her name was Jessica Mr Stafford was visiting about 100 ch [...]


    15. Wess Stafford is one of the most genuine, compassionate, Spirit filled men I have ever known He is humble and unassuming and has the heart of God for the children of this world I admire him greatly His book, Too Small to Ignore, was moving and inspiring This book creates the same inspiration, the same move of heart In this book Stafford recounts the mere minutes it takes to build up or tear down a child s future He shares true accounts of people who were influenced for good or for bad by the min [...]


    16. Inspiring To say the least Just a Minute is a compilation of stories by Wess Stafford that explain how just a minute can change a child s life forever Whether you use that minute to show compassion, education, love or kindness, it can go a long way Stafford talks about celebrities and how they were influenced at a young age and how they became stronger adults In turn, they have helped others and shown an example of how such a small amount of time can really impact another Stafford travels extens [...]


    17. This book is written by the director of Compassion International, a child sponsorship organization where my husband has worked for the last 10 years.I ve been reading this much in the style of the title itself, grabbing a quick chapter here or segment there when I get a moment It is a quick easy read, but in many cases, very touching and emotional.I ve added it to the I Recommend list of books, as it is a compelling, perspective shifting type of book I want everyone to read it I can t help mysel [...]


    18. I honestly feel books like this should be part of a mandatory education prior to couples having children It sickens me how many times I ve seen children abused, neglected or just told they are bad people If parents were shown how influential children are, we just might have less tragedies and we certainly would have happier confident children This book is well written and serves the intended purpose quite well It s written intelligently with easy to understand language and vivid descriptions A [...]


    19. This book is like Chicken Soup for the Soul for those who work with children Whether you are a teacher, parent, or someone working with the poor, this book is peppered with stories of people who were inspired by a word or action when in their childhoods Often it was an encouraging word that spurred the child toward making a difference in adulthood Occasionally it was a negative event that steeled a child s resolve to overcome evil with good as an adult.I would not hesitate to recommend this book [...]


    20. This is a book for everyone to read Highly recommended, it will influence how you approach every encounter you have with other people, not just children Aren t we all still children at heart, some of the time at least I picked up this book as my husband works for Compassion and was working alongside the author, Wess Stafford As he was being inspired by Wess firsthand I was impacted by many of the simple stories documented in this book.My aim is to be an encouragement in the small things Like sow [...]


    21. Loved this book In this compilation, Wess shares many different stories about people who were impacted by an adult taking time with them just a minute showing value, encouraging them, etc and the impact it had on their lives There are also a few sad stories in here including a glimpse into the lives of Hitler and Alfred Hitchcock We can affect children in a positive way, or we can negatively affect them I love his analogy that children are like wet cement It is very easy to impress children when [...]


    22. I absolutely loved Dr Stafford s first book, Too Small to Ignore The time would have been better spent rereading that than reading this second book by the president of Compassion International It was a little too chicken soup for the soul for my taste a bit cheesy, a bit forced, trying too hard to move and inspire and change your life on every single page Skip this and read Too Small to Ignore instead.


    23. This would make a great gift for new parents It s a compilation of stories mostly interesting that illustrate how someone made a difference in the life of a child Reminder that the small moments we often don t think that much about add up to impact someone significantly Note I probably wouldn t have chosen this book but I won it in a GoodReads giveaway.


    24. This was the perfect book to read before bed as just a couple of pages are thought provoking enough to make you reflect on what you ve achieved in the day A very inspiring book that demonstrates how the little choices we make can have a huge impact on people either in a positive or negative way It certainly makes you reflect on how you treat people on a daily basis.


    25. Wess Stafford is the president and CEO of Compassion Int You can sponsor children that are very needy in various parts of the world This book focuses on stories of how people related to children and how just one minute can change that child s lifewhether it be in a positive or negative way The true stories are really wonderful to read.


    26. Good book It encouraged me to thank my parents for moments they have positively impacted me It also encouraged me to take advantage of moments with neighborhood kids and my nieces and nephews I hope someone writes a biography about Wess Stafford From hearing him speak on the radio and reading his short story in this book, wow


    27. Great book full of short real life stories where taking a few minutes to encourage children can make a huge difference in their lives Be intentional with your words and manner with children Don t take them for granted This book is a true blessing to show how you can affect young lives Hopefully in a positive manner


    28. If you have read Wess Stafford s earlier book Too Small to Ignore you will recognize similar themes Just a minute serves as a refrain to that book, reminding us with poignant stories that moments and what we do with them can have a powerful impact in the lives of children we interact with on a daily basis.


    29. Excellent book which really shows how committed Wess Stafford is to taking care of children as CEO of Compassion International reveals how each of us can touch a child with just a minute moments for the good or bad, and how we can use our own experiences to create good ones in their lives.


    30. Terrific non fiction book on how one minute can change a child s life.Full of short, impacting stories of childhood, Just a Minute will bring you to tears thinking of your own childhood moment whether good or bad God Bless.


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