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AG Release Named Top Children's Outreach Resource

The new Assemblies of God release, Talk Now and Later by Brian Dollar, was named the top Children's Outreach Resource for 2016 by Outreach Magazine.

Talk Now and Later, the new Assemblies of God parenting resource written by AG minister Brian Dollar, has recently been named the Outreach Magazine’s Children’s Outreach 2016 Resource of the Year winner.

Steve Adams, children’s pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, was the evaluator of children’s outreach resources. In his review, he states, “Brian Dollar gives us some much-needed guidance in one of the hardest areas of parenting — talking! Whether your kids are in preschool or high school, it is not too late to pick up this treasure and apply it at home.”

In addition to Outreach Magazine’s recognition, Amazon.com also recognized Talk Now and Later as a No. 1 new release in its Christian Families category.

“Parenting comes with no manual and Googling advice on the Internet is not reliable,” says Mark Entzminger, senior director of AG Children’s Ministries. “The reason Talk Now and Later is so popular and so well received in the field of children’s ministry is that it fills a void with practical, ready-to-use advice that can help parents guide their children through questions and experiences that otherwise may seriously damage their view of and relationship with Christ.”

In Talk Now and Later, Dollar encourages parents to rely on God’s wisdom as it equips parents to biblically guide their children through a variety of challenging topics, such as: God, self-image, friendships, bullying, death and tragedy, sex, divorce, and other topics that parents may struggle in helping their children understand.

Along with recognizing Dollar’s book, Outreach Magazine selected The Big Ten, an AG release written by AG national youth leader consultant and minister Scotty Gibbons, as a runner-up in the 2016 Youth Outreach category. Other resources recognized by Outreach Magazine’s “Resource of the Year” in past years include Fire Bible for Kids Devotional and MEGA Sports Camp, with MEGA Sports Camp being recognized multiple times.

Dan Van Veen

Dan Van Veen is news editor of AG News. Prior to transitioning to AG News in 2001, Van Veen served as managing editor of AG U.S. Missions American Horizon magazine for five years. He attends Central Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri, where he and his wife, Lori, teach preschool Sunday School and 4- and 5-year-old Rainbows boys and girls on Wednesdays.