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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.

Now, with this book, you know where to begin and you know that it only takes Just a Minute. Follow along as Dr. Wess Stafford, president of Compassion International, shares stories and experiences to introduce you to the difference you can actually make anywhere on the spectrum of child development. From helping meet physical needs to breaking down emotional barriers and from discovering latent talents to equipping with spiritual insights, these stories are a catalyst for action.

You don't have to be a teacher, a parent, a pastor, or a doctor to make a difference in the life of a child. You only have to be willing!
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Your Words to Matter!

Date:March 20, 2012
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How many times have you had the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life, but walked the other way? Maybe those times weren’t even apparent to you - at least they weren’t to me.
After reading this book, I realized that I need to be careful with every word and even say a word when it’s most inconvenient. I may touch a child’s life in a way that will affect him or her greatly – and not even know it. That affect could be positive or negative – my choice.
So many people shared their stories in this book and they came to life as I imagined the child hurting or soaring, all because of another person’s hurtful or helpful words.
There are children hurting, not just in foreign countries, but here in our own neighborhoods. Maybe it’s even one of our own children? I know I am gruff with my children sometimes, and I plan to change that.
I encourage all adults to read this book, even adults who have no children directly under their feet.
I received a copy of Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment Can Last Forever in exchange for my honest review
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A moving and practical book.

Date:March 11, 2012
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I loved this book so much I ordered 4 more to give to others and probably will get more.
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This is a very moving book

Date:March 7, 2012
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The stories in this book illustrate the importance of making the most of every minute, especially in the life of a child. It is a book to be lived.
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Wonderful, love-filled book!

Date:March 2, 2012
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ceeleef
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I enjoyed the book. It was well-written and inspiring!
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Review 5 for Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever - eBook
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This book is a must read for everyone!

Date:February 29, 2012
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Wess Stafford has written a book that will touch the heart deeply of anyone who chooses to read it. The short stories shared will deeply touch your heart and you will be looking around for children that you can give a minute to. We need to be reminded of the value of a child's life in the world today and the very positive influence that each one of us can make.
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This is a great book! Helps to open your eyes.

Date:February 29, 2012
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Helps to open you eyes about the plight of our world's children who live in poverty. The stories give testimonies of faith and witness the grace of God. An excellent read!
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I gave this book to my son.

Date:February 29, 2012
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Diana
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From what I saw it looked very good and I loved the short stories. I purchased and gave this book to my son who is preparing for Mission work.
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Powerful stories

Date:February 29, 2012
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Each of us can have a positive impact on the life of a child if we choose to take "just a minute" for a kind word or gesture! I believe that it is so important for every individual to know that God loves them, no matter what, and to accept Jesus into their heart. It can truly be the difference between life and death/good and evil/being able to cope with difficulties and not, etc! I think the stories in this book prove that a moment, or sometimes several moments, really can make all the difference in the world.
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You Can Change a Life in a Minute

Date:February 21, 2012
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Just A Minute
In the Heart of a Child, One Moment. . .Can Last Forever
Wess Stafford
©2012 Compassion International, Inc.
Moody Press
ISBN 978-0-8024-0472-5
209 pp. plus a ‘thank you’ and notes (Hdbk.)
Do you like stories about people? (Who doesn’t?) This book contains short true-life stories, most of which will make you smile. For some, have tissues handy because you’ll need to wipe away tears. A few relate difficult moments that discouraged someone or turned their life toward evil.
The author especially writes about how an unplanned minute or two can change the life of a child. The book will convince you that no matter who you are or how old or young, you can do many small things to make the world (and other people) better. You can do things that the folks you interact with will never forget. You may forget those little things you did, but you’ll have impacted lives in major ways.
Stafford points out how important children are to Jesus and how angry God is when someone harms a child. God loves every child in a special way.
The author, a Caucasian, grew up in a small African village and has spent his adult life rescuing hurting, poverty-stricken children. He travels worldwide, speaking, promoting his several books and his work with Compassion, International.
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An uplifting, inspiring call to loving kindness!

Date:January 4, 2012
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Life can change in an instant. Some folks say that while waiting for the other shoe to drop, or in response to unforeseen circumstances. But this book challenges readers to be intentional about creating those moments, where you can with a word, touch or deed, change someone else’s life for the better.
In this inspiring book, Compassion International President and CEO Wess Stafford strings together poignant stories like beads. Perhaps the most beautiful and heart-wrenching of the tales he tells is his own—sufferings that might have made another man bitter have made Stafford compassionate, yet a warrior for justice, especially when it comes to children.
He asks the searching question: “Who believed in you before you believed in yourself?” Remembering moments when someone encouraged us or believed in us, Stafford writes, should inspire us to do the same for someone else—especially a child.
There are no chance encounters, Stafford writes, noting that “if God stands a child before you, for even just a minute, it is a divine appointment.” A small word or deed of encouragement to a child might change the trajectory of their life, he argues, telling “key childhood moments” stories of famous people from John Wesley to Albert Einstein. He also shares some beautiful moments where he found himself at a “divine appointment.” (He shares one of the best stories from the book in a YouTube video –here’s the link, as it is definitely worth “just a minute” of your time: http://dld.bz/aBKj8
Stafford’s message is simple: it only takes a moment to show love and compassion to a child, and that moment might be a significant one—perhaps changing a child’s destiny. He encourages readers to look for opportunities to change a life in “just a minute” of their time.
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