Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever by Wess Stafford Review & Giveaway

How long does it take to make a difference in the life of a child?
For good or for ill, individual moments in a young person's life can make all the difference in their future. It may be something said or done by an adult who hardly thinks about it: a hug, a compliment, an intriguing question, a sincere applause. But in that moment, the child discovers who they are, what is important to them, why they matter, and sometimes even what their destiny will be. Most of us want to help encourage and build into this next generation, most of us see the need all around, but we just have no idea where to begin.


Inspiring? To say the least.  Just a Minute is a compilation of stories by Wess Stafford that explain how just a minute can change a child's life forever.  Whether you use that minute to show compassion, education, love or kindness, it can go a long way.  Stafford talks about celebrities and how they were influenced at a young age and how they became stronger adults.  In turn, they have helped others and shown an example of how such a small amount of time can really impact another.  Stafford travels extensively as the President of Compassion International organization (helping impoverished) and mainly reaches to children.  He envisions that if God has put a child in your presence, what will a minute cost you? It could change a child's life. Children are impressionable and it is we, as adults, who should set the example.  A minute could change a child's life forever.   Easy to read, filled with inspiring and real stories of how a moment has changed a child's life, inspiring and dynamic, Just a Minute is to be savored and put into effect in your own life.


From the poor of Africa's Ivory Coast to President and Chief Executive Officer of Compassion International, Dr. Wesley K. Stafford - Wess - has maintained one simple belief: God's children are priceless resources. To that end, Wess leads Compassion's efforts to break the cycle of poverty for children everywhere. Wess joined the staff of Compassion International in 1977 and has worked with the ministry, both overseas and at headquarters, for 34 years. He has served as president since 1993. Wess lives on a small ranch near Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife, Donna, of 32 years who was a Compassion sponsor even before she met Wess! They have two daughters, Jenny and Katie - the two children in the world for whom Wess is the greatest advocate of all. 

One lucky reader will win their own copy of Just a Minute!

Thanks to my sponsor: C.Grant & Company

disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes only.  All opinions are my own.

Winner has 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be selected.

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