Best News Ever
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Best News Ever  -     By: Chris Morphew

Best News Ever

Good Book Company / 2019 / Paperback

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Best News Ever is a devotional that takes tweens aged 9-12 on a 100-day journey through Mark's fast-paced, action-packed story--helping them to understand the confusing bits, showing them how it connects with their life, and bringing them face to face with Jesus: the one who changes everything.

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Title: Best News Ever
By: Chris Morphew
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Good Book Company
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 7.80 X 5.08 X 0.63 (inches)
Weight: 9 ounces
ISBN: 178498437X
ISBN-13: 9781784984373
Ages: 9-12
Stock No: WW984370

Publisher's Description

When was the last time you heard some really incredible news that you couldn't wait to share? The Gospel of Mark is that kind of good news! It’s a life-changing announcement about who Jesus is, and what he’s done.

Best News Ever is a devotional that takes tweens aged 9-12 on a 100-day journey through Mark's fast-paced, action-packed story—helping them to understand the confusing bits, showing them how it connects with their life, and bringing them face to face with Jesus: the one who changes everything.

Each day's devotional includes:
• A passage to read — work through the whole of Mark's Gospel in bite-sized chunks
• A short explanation — guiding you though the confusing bits and showing what it means for you
• A question to reflect on — so that you can slow down and think through what you've read
• A prayer to pray — to help you respond to what God has said

Written in a pithy and engaging style, Best News Ever will help young people of all backgrounds to read the Bible for themselves, whether they know a little or a lot about Jesus already. It is also ideal to use as a family devotional.

Author Bio

Chris Morphew is an author, teacher, and school chaplain living in Sydney, Australia. He has written over 20 novels for children and youth, including his six-book young-adult series The Phoenix Files. Chris enjoys Mario Kart, obscure board games, and superhero movies. He has been told he looks like Chris Hemsworth from the back.

Editorial Reviews

Wow—if you’re looking for a fresh devotional on the Gospel of Mark which packages the best scholarship into 100 bite-sized portions that your preteens will love to read, then look no further. Best News Ever by Chris Morphew is the best study of Mark for this age-group that I’ve ever seen. Older children (and their parents!) will find each 2-page devotional engaging (Chris is a brilliant storyteller), enlightening (he’s a master teacher), and incredibly encouraging (again and again he shines the spotlight on our Savior)! I hope you’ll get copies for the 9-to-12-year-olds in your life—and then read it with them! -- Champ Thornton (Author of The Radical Book for Kids)

Chris Morphew takes young readers seriously. Best News Ever is simple, but not simplistic. It’s interactive—encouraging you to think and to respond. In one word: BRILLIANT! -- Dave Thornton (Youth, Children and Families’ Director, Christ Church, Winchester)

Are you looking for a great way to engage your kids in God’s word? Chris Morphew’s devotional connects older children and young people with the Gospel of Mark to discover Jesus—the only one who can give us lasting joy. Truly the Best News Ever! -- Barbara Reaoch (Director, Children's Division, Bible Study Fellowship)

Best News Ever is a practical, accessible and contemporary guide through the Gospel of Mark. It’s the perfect growth tool for middle graders considering Christ. -- Tim Harris (Author, Exploding Endings and Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables series)

Best News Ever is beautifully written, such that the reader is turning the page always eager for more. Chris Morphew is able to faithfully explain profound theology with simplicity and clarity. Highly recommended! -- Stuart Coulton (Principal, Sydney Missionary and Bible College)

Reading Chris Morphew’s Best News Ever is like having a friendly conversation with him about the Gospel of Mark. I recommend every pre-teen and young person to have this book by their bedside. -- Paul Burgis (Executive Principal, Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney)

Best News Ever is a brilliantly written, simple, easy-to-engage-with walk through the Gospel of Mark, that helps you engage with the text in manageable and relatable chunks, helpfully unpacking it and offering suggestions of ways you can put it into practice in your life. -- Jimmy Dale (National Youth Evangelism Officer, The Church of England)

In Best News Ever Chris provides a super-readable guide to Mark’s Gospel. He has a clear talent for writing on a level which is easily accessible for a younger audience and never patronising. There are also jokes about John the Baptist’s fashion choices, something sadly lacking in many commentaries. The only danger with Best News Ever is that you will want to read it all in one go, instead of pacing it out over 100 days! -- Claire Zorn (Author, The Sky So Heavy and One Would Think the Deep)

Best News Ever is a heartfelt journey through one of the most important books in the Bible. Whether you’re a believer or just curious about Jesus, this devotional book will help you develop a deeper understanding of him. -- Oliver Phommavanh (Author, Thai-riffic!)

What a brilliantly accessible, highly engaging Bible reading resource is for both tweens and their families. The daily descriptive commentary on a short passage is chatty, readable and clear, and packed with helpful explanations and relevant illustrations. A great easy-to-use tool to help young people see Jesus’ character in the richness of Mark’s Gospel. -- Tamar Pollard (Children’s Worker, Christ Church Fulwood and Co-author of Epic Explorers)

Best News Ever walks us through Mark’s Gospel to see and learn and think through how the truth about Jesus might change our lives forever. It’s a great mix of detail, background and big picture, delivered in really manageable, day-by-day readings -- Colin Buchanan (Christian Children's Recording artist and author, Sydney, Australia)

Best News Ever is an excellent tool for parents and pastors to place in the hands of their maturing child. For those who are passionate about passing the faith on to the next generation, this is a vital tool for the young Christian seeking to deepen their understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ -- John Perritt (Director of Resources, Reformed Youth Ministries; Author, Mark: How Jesus Changes Everything)

Best News Ever makes a way for my ten-year-old to independently spend 100 days reading, learning, and praying through the Gospel of Mark. Morphew warmly invites pre-teen readers to engage with the Biblical text first and then acts as a friendly tutor, guiding them through context, comprehension, application, and prayer. As a mother of five, I’m grateful to find a hands-on tool to assist growing disciples as they learn to walk confidently and responsibly through Scripture -- Lindsey Carlson (Author, Growing in Godliness: A Teen Girl's Guide to Maturing in Christ)

Chris Morphew moves through the life of Jesus with the creativity of a novelist, the clarity of an experienced teacher, and the passion of someone deeply devoted to Jesus Christ. By letting Mark’s Gospel tell the gospel, Best News Ever makes good on the promise of its title. I highly recommend it! -- John Dickson (Director, Centre for Public Christianity, Sydney, Australia)

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