"77 Ways Your Family Can Make A Difference" by Penny A Zeller, is a book filled with awesome ideas that you and your family can do to reach out and help others in need. Some ideas I had never thought of before like, "Design a Bring-It-Back Box", where you go on vacation, or a trip to the zoo, or the park and find things, or take pictures to put in your box. You take the box to someone who isn't able to go on a vacation for whatever reason. Pretty simple right? All of the ideas are good, and ones that wouldn't be hard to do! So if you're looking for ways to help others,I suggest you read this book. It's worth it.
Christ is our greatest treasure and joy that must be shared. Zeller in her book "77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference" gives young and old fresh ideas and activities to tenderly and passionately share the Gospel. My husband and I have used several of Zeller's ideas to share the Gospel with the residents of the homeless shelter, our local rest homes, and the "lost" in our workplaces, to name a few. This is a book to use and reuse as the ideas are timeless. This book opens up endless possibilities for ways for us to share the Gospel while at the same time keeping our focus on the Lord Jesus Christ. A few of the ideas are ones we have heard of and done before, but a good portion of them are new ideas. An added bonus: each activity includes a section where you can discuss the activity with your grandchildren or children. We have also found the template examples in the back of the book very helpful. As a grandma, this book has been a great asset and I will continue to use it over and over again.
This is another one of those items that if I saw it in a store and had a chance to flip through it, I probably wouldn't have purchased it. Mostly because these were almost all ideas that I have either seen or done before. But I suppose that if you are new to serving, this would be a good starter for you, as it seems to be a sort of compilation of "best of" service ideas.
In this day and age it is so refreshing to see an excellent writer use their talents for good. I think that most people want to reach out and help others, they just don't always know how. This book gives anyone the tools to go out and make a difference in other peoples lives. Also, it stresses that it doesn't have to cost a lot or be a huge undertaking. It is a great way to teach our children good morals and kindness to others. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who feels the need to do what they can to make a difference.
No more excuses or reasons not to serve! As followers of Christ, we are called to serve. Zeller gives us many clever service opportunities the whole family can enjoy together. It will take a long time to exhaust all of the great ideas in this book. 77 Ways Your Family Can Make A Difference is a quick and easy read; great for just about anyone.