Don't Blame the Mud: Only Jesus Makes Us Clean
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Don't Blame the Mud: Only Jesus Makes Us Clean  -     By: Marty Machowksi

Don't Blame the Mud: Only Jesus Makes Us Clean

New Growth Press / 2019 / Hardcover

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In Don't Blame the Mud by Marty Machowski, Max is walking home from school when he decides to take a detour by the river, even though his mom told him to be careful to keep his school clothes clean. But Max doesn't stay clean for long, and when he hears his mom yelling for him to come home, he runs home and tries to hide his dirty clothes. When Max gets caught, he blames it on the mud, but even after he scrubs all the mud off of him, he still feels dirty. His parents sit Max down and explain that the mud he feels on his heart, is his guilt---his sin---and that only God can wash away the mud in his heart. Includes a section in the back to help parents engage in conversation with their children.

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Title: Don't Blame the Mud: Only Jesus Makes Us Clean
By: Marty Machowksi
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: New Growth Press
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 8.75 X 8.75 (inches)
Weight: 12 ounces
ISBN: 1948130963
ISBN-13: 9781948130967
Stock No: WW8130967

Publisher's Description

For young readers and families, Don't Blame the Mud gives a vivid way of helping children see where wrong choices come from and how to turn to Jesus for change from the inside out. Written by best-selling children's author Marty Machowski, this beautifully illustrated picture book teaches children how to recognize the lure of temptation and the truth that bad choices lead to bad consequences.

One day, Max takes the muddy path along the creek home, disregarding his mother's reminder to keep his school clothes clean. After crashing into a mud puddle, he tries to hide his mistake and discovers the stain of his sin goes deeper than the mud he can wash away. In this lovable, relatable, and heartwarming tale, Max learns his heart needs to be cleaned, and Jesus is the only one who can wash away his sin.

By clearly articulating the gospel, Don't Blame the Mud helps parents create an environment of confession so kids can own up to their own mistakes—in the freedom of Christ—rather than place the blame elsewhere. Parents, teachers, and caretakers can help children identify with the real-life draw of temptation and the real-life consequences of sin, understanding the value of God's salvation through the cross. Instead of teaching kids how to deal with a problem, Machowski uncovers the real issue of sin and provides a gospel answer.

Author Bio

Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over thirty years. He is the author of The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short, Old Story New, the Gospel Story Curriculum, the Prepare Him Room advent devotional and curriculum, Wise Up family devotional and curriculum, Listen Up family devotional and curriculum, Dragon SeedThe Ology, Don't Blame the Mud, Parenting First Aid, and Parenting First Aid Study Guide. He and his wife, Lois, have six children and two grandchildren, and they reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Craig MacIntosh was a newspaper political cartoonist and illustrator for over twenty years and was the artist for the widely published cartoon strip Sally Forth. He and his wife, Linda, live in Minnesota and have two grown children.

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