Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Don’t Forget to Pack the Kids by Jill Richardson (Review)

Don’t Forget to Pack the Kids: Short Term Missions for Your Whole Family by Jill Richardson

(I received this book for review purposes.)

Genre- Nonfiction / Family

Publisher- BeachGlass Communications

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 136

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- Paperback ($8.00), Kindle ($3.99), ISBN: 978-0615581187 


Do you want to take your young children on a mission trip and aren’t sure how to do it?  Don’t Forget to Pack the Kids by Jill Richardson show steps on how to become ready to take your family on a mission trip.

You will learn:

  • Personal stories from Jill Richardson.
  • What to expect on your trip.
  • Answers to many of your questions.
  • How and where to ask for mission trip funds.

About the Author:

Jill Richardson lives with her husband and three daughters.  She is a professional speaker and has a BA in English and Education and an MDiv in theology. 






My thoughts: When I saw the title of this book, Don’t Forget to Pack the Kids, and read the description, I knew this book could bless our family. 

I have occasionally thought that our family should participate in some form of missionary work.  I wasn’t sure what we could do.  I now think that going on a short mission trip would be perfect.

Jill Richardson’s inclusion of her family’s personal thoughts helped to make the book come alive.  I enjoyed learning about her daughters and their viewpoints.  I also liked the “spiritual gift inventory” in the back of the book, that can help a person determine his/her own spiritual strengths.  It helped me and I think it would be really helpful for my children to know what their gifts are, too.

One of the most important things I learned was that we need to make sure we are prepared emotionally and culturally for the mission trip.  We also need to have an open mind and heart. 

One thing I think this book needed in the appendix was a list of the resources mentioned throughout the book.

I highly recommend this book!  I’m looking forward to making plans to take the children on a mission trip.

Informational and Purchasing Links:

Follow Jill on her Website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or on Youtube.

Purchase Link: Amazon

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received a free copy of Don’t Forget to Pack the Kids by Jill Richardson to review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.  I am part of The CWA Review Crew. All links were current when posted.

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