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Today’s podcast is all about discipleship—Really Radical Discipleship! Leslie is joined by Champ Thornton, author of the Radical Book for Kids and the new Really Radical book for kids, to talk about parenting and the importance of discipleship and training the next generation in the ways of the Lord.  They also explored how God got Champ’s attention through a health scare and what God taught him through that struggle that’s transformed his thinking on discipleship and parenting. 


  • How God used a blood clot 
  • The downside of discipleship 
  • How to not compartmentalize your Christianity 
  • Lessons learned from the power of roots 
  • How to not merely inform your kids about things of the Lord—but to really make them curious. 


Champ Thornton (PhD) and his wife, Robben, live in Newark, Delaware, have been married since 1996, and enjoy being parents to three energetic teenage children. He is an Acquisitions Editor at Crossway and is the author of numbers of books for kids and families, including The Radical Book for Kids, Why Do We Say Good Night?, Wonders of His Love: Family Advent Devotional, and Pass It On: A Proverbs Journal for the Next Generation. He also hosts “In the Word, On the Go,” a ten-minute podcast for families. You can learn more about Champ at www.champthornton.com.

Since 2006 New Growth Press has provided churches, families, and individuals with life-changing books, small group resources, and minibooks that are grounded in scriptural truth and the gospel of grace. New Growth Press is also passionate about teaching the good news of the kingdom to the next generation and has created an exclusive line of children and family products for homes, churches, and schools. Their products are popular among homeschool families. Learn more about New Growth Press and author Champ Thornton’s books, including his exciting new release The Really Radical Book for Kids (available March 6th) at newgrowthpress.com.

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