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CIJ 6: The Radical Book for Kids | Champ Thornton

CIJ 6: The Radical Book for Kids | Champ Thornton

July 30, 2021

Author of The Radical Book for Kids, Champ Thornton joins Amber to discuss his fun filled guide to the Bible and church history.

Christmas in July Questions:

  1. What led you to write The Radical Book for Kids?
  2. Let's say someone is listening and looking for a book to purchase for their late elementary-middle school child.  Share with our listeners a little of they can expect to learn when reading the book.
  3. While the Radical Book for Kids is our focus for today's conversation, you have written several resources for children and families.  Tell us a bit of your backstory of becoming an author of Christian resources for kids.
  4. What has been some of your favorite feedback from readers of The Radical Book for Kids?

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CIJ 5: 10ofThose.com | Jonathan Carswell

CIJ 5: 10ofThose.com | Jonathan Carswell

July 29, 2021

The founder and CEO of 10ofthose.com, Jonathan Carswell joins Amber why and how they provide quality Christian resources at affordable prices.

Christmas in July Questions:

  1. What is the mission behind 10ofThose.com?
  2. Share a bit of the backstory of 10 of Those.  Why did you decide to launch 10ofThose?
  3. What are some ways 10 of Those distribute resources to support ministries?
  4. What do you love about the work you are doing with 10 of Those?

SHOW NOTES cont.

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CIJ 4: Women’s Bean Project | Tamra Ryan

CIJ 4: Women’s Bean Project | Tamra Ryan

July 28, 2021

Women's Bean Project Executive Director, Tamra Ryan sits down with Amber to share providing transitional employment to women attempting to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty.

Christmas in July Questions:

  1. What is the mission behind The Women's Bean Project?
  2. Share a bit of the backstory of The Women's Bean Project and your involvement.
  3. When someone purchases from the Women's Bean Project how are they impacting WBP employees?
  4. What do you love about the work you are doing with WBP?
  5. What is one of your most popular products?

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CIJ 3: Sari Bari | David Grant

CIJ 3: Sari Bari | David Grant

July 27, 2021

David Grant, Executive Director of Sari Bari USA sits down with Amber to share how Sari Bari helps women trapped in the sex trade find freedom and opportunity through employment.

Christmas in July Questions:

  1. What is the mission behind Sari Bari?
  2. Share a bit of the backstory of Sari Bari and your involvement.
  3. When someone purchases from Sari Bari, how are they impacting Sari Bari employees?
  4. What do you love about the work you are doing with Sari Bari?
  5. What is one of your most popular/favorite products?

Favorite Products:

SHOW NOTES cont.

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CIJ 2: Dwell Differently | Natalie Abbott

CIJ 2: Dwell Differently | Natalie Abbott

July 26, 2021

The co- founder of Dwell Differently, Natalie Abbott sits down with Amber to share how and why Dwell designs temporary tattoos, key tags, stickers and prints to help you memorize one Bible verse a month.

Christmas in July Questions:

  1. What is the mission behind Dwell?
  2. Share a bit of the backstory of Dwell.
  3. When someone purchases from Dwell, what can they expect to receive?
  4. What do you love about the work you are doing with Dwell?
  5. What is one of your most popular products/memberships?

Favorite Products:

SHOW NOTES cont.

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CIJ 1: Hope + Vine | Rachael Smith

CIJ 1: Hope + Vine | Rachael Smith

July 25, 2021

The founder of Hope + Vine, Rachael Smith sits down with Amber to share how Hope + Vine employs and mentors women aging out of the foster care system. 

Christmas in July Questions:

  1. What is the mission behind Hope + Vine?
  2. Share a bit of the backstory of Hope + Vine.
  3. When someone purchases from Hope + Vine, how are they impacting your employees?
  4. What do you love about the work you are doing with Hope + Vine?
  5. What is one of your most popular/favorite products?

Favorite Products:

SHOW NOTES cont.

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125: Laura Perry | Transgender to Transformed

125: Laura Perry | Transgender to Transformed

July 20, 2021

Laura Perry joins Amber to discuss living as a transgender male for 10 years, her life leading up to the transition, and the transformation she experienced through the Word of God, Jesus, and the faithful prayers of her mother.

Questions Laura and I Discuss:

  1. (2:13) What was life like for you as a young girl?  Did you grow up with Christian parents? Did you fit in at school? 
  2. (5:38) At age 8 you were molested and that only compounded your feelings of wanting to be a boy. How so?
  3. (6:55) What was your relationship like with your parents during your teen and young adult years?
  4. (15:23) By 2008, you had began transitioning to a man.  What measures did you take?
  5. (22:15) You were fully living as a transgender male, but you realized all the physical change had not made you happy.  What was going on internally during those years?
  6. .......

Memorable Quotes from Transgender to Transformed:

"I grew up with this just real identity crisis, not knowing who I was, not feeling like I fit in."

"[Y]ou hear that you're wonderfully made. If that's true, then God's a jerk. That's how I began to view God. He did this just to make me miserable."

"I wanted to be the opposite of a Christian, whatever that was."

"[A] lot of times we get so focused on whatever sin they're involved in and we think that's the problem, but the problem is so much deeper. In every story I've ever heard, there's always a reason that they turn to these sinful lifestyles, and most of the time, it's a distorted view of God. They feel like God has failed them, or they don't trust God, or if God is good, why did He do this? or Why did He allow this, and that's common across every story that I hear."

"When we hang on to bitterness and unforgiveness and resentment, it leads to defilement and fornication because we start trying to gratify our flesh, rather than dealing with all the pain that's inside." [based on reading from Hebrews 12:15-16]

"I began to get very, very deep into sexual sin, trying so hard to fix the brokenness in me by just satisfying the flesh."

"I wanted to be a man, but I didn't know there was anything I could do about it. I had never heard the word transgender."

SHOW NOTES cont.

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124: Joe Delagrave | Story of Becoming A Paralympian

124: Joe Delagrave | Story of Becoming A Paralympian

July 13, 2021

Joe Delagrave joins me to discuss the tragic event that changed his life, wrestling with his identity in Christ and his identity as an athlete and becoming a paralympic rugby player, who will be competing in Tokyo in a few short weeks. 

Questions Joe and I Discuss:

  1. (3:28) As we dive into your story, set the stage by sharing a bit about your childhood and your love of sports.
  2. (5:01) You were a college athlete, playing division II football, as a college freshman, but on July 10, 2004, a defining event took place that changed your life.  What happened?
  3. (15:00) You’ve said identity is something you’ve wrestled with throughout your life.  As a 19 year old boy relearning to do everything, how would you describe that wrestling?
  4. (22:18) How did you relationship with Jesus change from that point forward? 
  5. (28:11) How did wheelchair rugby become a part of your life?
  6. (39:48) You are training for the Tokyo ParaOlympics, how do you keep your walk with Jesus and your family priority in the midst of such intense training?
  7. (47:09) What would you like to say to someone listening who has experienced a life altering accident?

Quotes to Remember:

“My hands are behind my head. Kyle accidentally hits the bottom of the river….the chair broke, I flew backwards, hit my head on the front of the boat and instantly broke my neck at the C6/7 level.”

” ‘Joe, you’ve sustained a spinal cord injury and we need to medflight you up to the bigger hospital to have surgery.’ And that’s when life drastically changed.”

“And really what had transpired was that verse on my wall [Proverbs 3:5-6], started to change my heart.”

“It took me a long time to realize that my miracle was choosing to get in the chair.”

“My miracle was a spiritual transformation that was taking place by giving my heart to Jesus.”

“My success isn’t defined by a gold medal. It’s defined by a permanent victory in Jesus.”

SHOW NOTES cont.

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123: Rebecca Pippert |Share the Faith You Live

123: Rebecca Pippert |Share the Faith You Live

June 22, 2021

Rebecca (Becky) joins me to discuss sharing the faith you live in a post-Christian world, celebrating God's power in our weakness, and asking good questions like Jesus.

Questions Becky and I Discuss:

  1.  (9:23) When did you begin walking with Jesus?  Briefly share a bit of your faith journey with us.

  2. (16:20) Let's go back to when you first released your best-selling book Out of the Saltshaker, what did you hope a book on evangelism would accomplish 40 years ago?

  3. (22:39) Forty years later you decided to write a new book on evangelism:  Stay Salt: The World Has Changed your Message Must Not. Why? 

  4. (26:21 and 37:25) What I found helpful in Stay Salt is that you write not only about how the world has changed, but you address how to deal with our feelings of inadequacy, lack of confidence, and knowledge.  What are some ways you encourage Christians to overcome those feelings when sharing about Jesus in our post-Christian world?

  5. (37:25) Can you share with us how to bring up in the subject of faith in our conversations without sounding pushy or intrusive? 

  6. (41:36) How do we move from a natural conversation, a normal conversation to a spiritual one? (continuation of #5)

Quotes to Remember:

"The way He [Jesus] communicated the gospel was tied to the person, tied to their longings. He never treated anyone like an evangelistic project."

"Biblical evangelism is threefold.....

"So what's changed? We have been living in a world and particularly in the West, that is dominated by what I call the lethal distortions of post modernity. And that wasn't true when I wrote Out of the Salt Shaker. What do I mean by the lethal distortions, [of post modernity]? The collapse of absolute truth."

"We're not the Creator, we are God dependent. We are not self sufficient. God doesn't send us out empty handed. He's provided everything we need for witness through the power of the Holy Spirit, the power of the truth of the gospel, the power of Jesus love. But not only that, He is delighted to reveal His glory, through human weakness."

"One of the underlying themes of all of Scripture: God reveals His glory through human weakness."

"Where we need to begin in evangelism is, celebrate our smallness, and then lean on the power of the Holy Spirit."

"When we're talking to somebody, how often we think, what if I don't have the right answer? What if I'm not clever enough? What if I can't do that? That's not the point. It is that we have another who dwells within us. We've got to start learning how to lean on the Spirit. We may very well not be great evangelists. But you see, it isn't self confidence that we need. It's God confidence."

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122: Debra Wallace | Hope After Betrayal & Trauma

122: Debra Wallace | Hope After Betrayal & Trauma

June 15, 2021

Debra Wallace joins Amber to discuss the betrayal she experienced in her marriage, how Scripture memorization gave her strength and courage, and how she ministers to other women experiencing betrayal trauma.

Questions Debra and Amber Discuss:

  1. (3:54) Briefly share how you came to know Jesus. 
  2. (4:27) Take our listeners back to your life as a new wife and mother.  How would you have described your family?
  3. (6:34) 10 years into your marriage you discovered your husband was leading a double life.  What did you discover and what was his response?
  4. (9:56) You stayed married for years after discovering the betrayal.  Did you husband stop?
  5. (13:15) How long did you stay in this relationship with your husband before you finally said, I'm done?
  6. (15:17) What were your conversations with Jesus like during those 12 years?
  7. (18:13) When did Scripture memorization become crucial to your recovery?
  8. ......

Hope After Betrayal & Trauma Quotes to Remember:

"I brought him the phone and I asked him what was going on.  He denied it....I would have loved to have believed it was a mistake, but the evidence was right there. I demanded to know the truth, so he confessed to having same sex affairs."

"It was like riding a roller coaster of hope and despair. I believed my husband when he said he wanted healing and recovery, but each time I realized another betrayal had happened we had to start rebuilding trust  and forgiving again."

"The first verse I claimed over myself was Proverbs 31:25, 'I am clothed in strength and dignity. I can laugh about the future.'  At the time, I was not strong . I was very weak. Dignity? I felt like a doormat. I knew I was a doormat and I couldn't do anything about it. I felt helpless."

"A husband who chooses to view porn or cheat on their wives usually has issues long before ever getting married. I had to learn that I wasn't the cause of my husband's issues. I had to learn I'm responsible for my own actions, but not for what other people choose to do."

"I'm just here to encourage and validate women and hopefully provide some hope that whether a marriage succeeds or not, if you have a relationship with the Lord, you can have joy again."

"There's all different kinds of betrayal, but it still just as painful. It doesn't matter what kind of betrayal, if it's porn use or prostitutes or same sex, whatever it is, you still have the same kind of healing that needs to take place."

SHOW NOTES cont.

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