Everybody Can Help Somebody {Review + Giveaway}

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Every once in a while, a children’s book comes along that tells a really important true story that makes the whole family think and pray and want to act.

A few years ago in our house, it was The Boy Who Changed the World. The “true” aspect of the story totally captivates my children and makes them ask a million questions. Reading these inspiring true stories sticks with all of us long after the first reading.

We had the pleasure of discovering a new book of the same kind this month and it has all of us thinking and asking God what He would have us do.

Everybody Can Help Somebody is written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, authors of the best-selling book, Same Kind of Different As Me. Both books tell the story of Denver’s life as a sharecropper’s child and his decision to venture out on his own, which led to a life of poverty.

The boys were very sad as we read about Denver’s life…until Miss Debbie entered the picture and took the time to not only tell Denver about God’s love, but also show it to him by helping him.

Everybody Can Help Somebody

There is a line in the book where Denver tells Miss Debbie, “I am a very bad man. Leave me alone!” And she answers back, “You are not a bad man. You are a good man. God loves you, and so do I.” Sometimes my boys need to hear this same thing. After a day of bad decisions, sometimes one of them will say, “I’m just bad,” and I will have the chance to remind them that we are all sinners, but because of Jesus, God sees us as good and loves us just as we are.

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And, of course, Miss Debbie is an example to all of us. She took the time to speak truth into the life of another person and then followed it up with actions of love. This book is a great opportunity to talk about making a difference in our own communities by being kind and generous with our time!

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**I received this book to review as a Tommy Mommy. All opinions are 100% my own and I was not compensated in any other way for this post.

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  1. I’m SO glad you shared this…I read Same Kind of Different a little while back and was absolutely changed. It’s such a great story. I LOVE that they have a kid version now. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy for my kids. THANK YOU!! (and if I happen to win this contest, I can share with someone else!)

  2. ColleenMarie says:

    you have to lead by example!

  3. Our home needs this book! The grown-up book was amazing!

  4. Jill Hartley says:

    I’m still learning this as we have a baby on the way! I think this will be a wonderful example.

  5. We have a newborn, so my 2 year old daughter loves to help take care of him. It may be more help than we need right now, but we try not to discourage her from loving on him!

  6. Exposing them to the needs around us by volunteering with ministries to the homeless or other ministry groups that emphasize doing whatever you can, however little you may think it is, and doing it for the Lord, and not people. I want my children to respond with compassion, not indifference or horror, at the reality around them.

  7. Love books that challenge the whole family!! We love doing projects together, like Operation Christmas Child, or packing school supplies in a bookbag.

  8. I notice my kids helping others out in small ways that make the other person’s day easier. Often holding doors for others, picking up something the person dropped or saying a kind word to someone.