Organic Outreach For Families Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  November 1, 2012

Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into a Lighthouse by Kevin & Sherry HarneyOver the next several weeks we have a large number of bloggers participating in a book review blog tour for Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into a Lighthouse by Kevin and Sherry Harney (Zondervan, 2012). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“This book is so rich it will not be a one time read, but a guide for many years to come.”
Thaleia Maher (

“This book is what every Christian family should strive for, turning our homes into lighthouses.It shows us how to share the love of Christ with not only our children but all those we come across… It’s challenged me to start by bringing out the cookies and sweet tea.”
Amanda Penland (

“You won’t be disappointed with this book, so read it, share it with your family and be blessed by the way God uses you in the world.”
Aaron Sellars (

Organic Outreach For Families: Turning Your Home Into A Lighthouse is an important book that is grounded in the Word of God that will help families to remain focused on what is eternal in order to advance the work of Christ’s in and through the home for the praise and glory of God. ”
Dave Jenkins (

“I think families who have a heart for their communities should read this book as also churches need to read this book to have ideas on reaching their communities with the gospel from the home.”
Chris Land (

“Ever wonder how to really make a lasting impact on your neighborhood, your family, where you work, or where you go to school? Feel discouraged that you aren’t really making the impact that you know you should be? Kinda shrink down in your seat as people in your small group are sharing about someone they led to the Lord at work as a result of their witness and influence? This book is for you!”
Matt Boutilier (

“If you’ve ever wondered how you can obey the Great Commission and raise a family at the same time…Organic Outreach for Families is for you. This is not just a “theory.” This is an amazingly encouraging, highly practical manual to motivate families to be a lighthouse RIGHT WHERE GOD HAS PLACED THEM.”
Natalie Klejwa (

“The fundamental principle of Organic Outreach for Families is to provide guidance for households on spreading the Gospel from home… In all, this makes for a good read and discussion.”
Doug Hibbard (

“This book changed my life! Once I started thinking of my home like a lighthouse, I started seeing my family and my neighbors as my mission field. It makes sense that the home is the ideal setting to show love to and reach people for Jesus.”
Sarah Jean Cobb (

Organic Outreach for Families has a lot of good advice about how to structure our homes and our interactions so that we can shine the light of Christ throughout our neighborhoods. I appreciated the love, compassion, and concern I read from both Kevin and Sherry Harney. ”
Danika Cooley (

“Overall, this is a good book for the current church and the Christian family. In a post go-to-church world, and in a “new” missional minded church culture, this book should be one to consider. It brings us back to the idea of evangelism, the focus on family, and pointing people to Christ rather than a church gathering.”
Steve Blumer (

“This book has been encouraging and enlightening to me as I have been reminded about the great responsibility I have to my children in sharing the gospel with them. I have also learned about making my home a refuge for my kids and welcoming to those I hope to reach with the gospel in my community.”
Taryn Raulston (

“Overall this is a good resource for those wanting to witness to their neighbors and for those considering ministry.”
Betsy Cypress (

“It is not what I call “over written” and it is easy to read and understand with helpful ideas… I will re-read this book and take more time to get more on things I can do to help this home to be a lighthouse for GOD!”
Karen Lyons (

“Overall, I endorse this entertaining, well-written book. It made me look within myself and ask these questions, “Am I really about outreach in my neighborhood?”, “Am I balanced in my parenting approach?”, “Is selfishness hindering me from being more involved in my community?””
Clint Letterman (

“I would be most excited to see this book land in the hands of parents. Mothers and fathers have got to understand their role as the light that lights their children.”
Jason Brueckner (

“If you are a young couple with kids about to dive into ministry please buy this book. It will give you the guidance that I think will enrich your family and ministry. Even if you are kid free this book will bless you. I wish I could buy a copy for everyone I know involved in ministry.”
Heather Dannewitz (

“Whether your focus currently is teaching your own children about God, reaching your extended family, or sharing Jesus with your community, this book will help you make that a way of life, not just a short-term method or quickly abandoned program.”
Heather King (

“I recommend this book for parents who are passionate about introducing their children to Jesus, helping them grow in their faith and partnering with them to reach their community. It is what I want for my kids and the Harneys have a lot of wisdom to share.”
James Matichuk (

Organic Outreach For Families Book Description from Kevin Harney on Vimeo.

Where to Buy:
Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into a Lighthouse is available at your local Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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