Orange Books
Playing for Keeps / Losing Your Marbles

Playing for Keeps / Losing Your Marbles

Authors: Reggie Joiner, Kristen Ivy, Elizabeth Hansen

There are some things adults just can’t do for kids.

You can’t force a toddler to love broccoli. You can’t make a teenager not date someone. And you can’t make a kid love God. At some point it just starts to break down.

Two books in one, Playing for Keeps / Losing Your Marbles is for parents and leaders (and anyone else who influences the lives of kids and teenagers). In Playing for Keeps, you will discover 6 things every kid needs over time and 18 practical ideas so you can make what really matters matter more. Losing Your Marbles, the “flipside” of Playing for Keeps, is a short story that brings these 6 ideas to life.

17.99, print; $9.99, ebook
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  • Reggie Joiner

    Reggie Joiner

    Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of The reThink Group (also known as Orange), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to influence those who influence the next generation. reThink provides resources and training for churches and organizations that create environments for parents, kids, and teenagers.

    Prior to reThink, Reggie co-founded North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, with Andy Stanley. During his 11 years as the executive director of family ministry, he developed a new concept for relevant ministry for children, teenagers, and married adults. If you end up road tripping with him across the country on Orange Tour, be prepared to stop at every antique store along the way. He has found a way to wear orange for 3,453 days and counting.

    Reggie has authored and co-authored many books including Think Orange; The Think Orange Handbook; Zombies, Football and the Gospel; Seven Practices of Effective Ministry; Parenting Beyond Your Capacity; Lead Small; and Creating a Lead Small Culture.

    Reggie and his wife, Debbie, live in Cumming, Georgia, and have four children: Reggie Paul, Hannah, Sarah, and Rebekah. For more information about Reggie Joiner, visit or follow him on Twitter @ReggieJoiner.

  • Kristen Ivy

    Kristen Ivy

    Kristen Ivy is executive director of messaging at Orange. Before beginning her career at the company in 2006, she was a high school biology and English teacher, where she learned first hand the joy and importance of influencing the next generation. She received her Master of Divinity in 2009. At Orange, Kristen has played an integral role in the evolution of the preschool, middle school, and high school curriculum and has shared her experiences at speaking events across the country. Kristen is co-author of Playing for Keeps and Creating a Lead Small Culture. She is an eclectic mix of collegiate cheerleading captain turned theologian whose dream is to star in Cirque du Soleil.

    Kristen lives in Cumming, Georgia, with her husband, Matt, and their two children, Sawyer and Hensley. For more information, visit or follow her on Twitter @Kristen_Ivy.

  • Elizabeth Hansen

    Elizabeth Hansen

    Elizabeth Hansen has worked as a script writer and story developer for Orange since 2011. She holds an MFA in screenwriting from Regent University and currently wears hats in both the 252 Basics and First Look worlds, writing for 252 Story, Get Reel, Studio Live, FX, Wonder, and more.

    Elizabeth and her husband, David, write and produce films through their company, Arclight Studios. They have one son and live in Canton, Georgia.