ABOUT THE BOOK
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 and Losing Your Marbles (Reggie Joiner, Kristen Ivy, and Elizabeth Hansen, authors) 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.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR
Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of Orange, an organization designed to redefine ministry approaches for churches and family environments. For nearly 40 years, he’s mentored teachers and leaders who influence the next generation. Reggie and his wife, Debbie, have raised four kids into adulthood.
Kristen Ivy is the president of Orange and a co-founder of The Phase Project. Kristen blends a background in child development with a master of divinity and over 15 years of leading children and students. She and her husband, Matt, have three children in the elementary and middle school phases.
Elizabeth Hansen has worked as a scriptwriter and story developer for Orange since 2011. She holds an MFA in screenwriting from Regent University and currently wears hats in both the 252 Kids 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 two sons and live in Canton, Georgia.