Announcing a New Read-Along Group for Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side!

Announcing a New Read-Along Group for Keeping Your Kids on God's Side

When Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith came out in March, I announced a private Facebook read-along group, where those who joined could read the book in community and engage in weekly author-led discussions.

Over 400 people joined the group! We had a fantastic 10 weeks together and enjoyed some great online discussions. Several group members told me it led to some life-changing conversations with their kids.

If you missed this opportunity, weren’t able to join at the time, or are just new to my blog, I have some great news: I’m opening a new read-along group!

Let’s face it—Fall is often when parents feel most motivated to turn over a new leaf (did you get that amazing seasonal pun?). It’s a fresh new school year, with a fresh new opportunity to really take the spiritual development in your home more seriously. If you’re ready to get inspired with other parents, get better equipped to prepare your kids for a secular world, and start having some really important conversations at home, here’s your chance!

And a special note to those of you who are thinking, “That would be cool, I just wish we weren’t so busy with soccer/music/baseball/art/basket weaving/etc…” I would gently suggest that you especially need to join the group to help you keep focused on the most important thing of all: your kids’ spiritual development.

Here’s how it will work.


  1. Join the Facebook group by this Friday, September 9. All you have to do is click the button that says “Join Group” after you click the link). If you join TODAY, September 6, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a signed copy of the book (only those who weren’t part of the first read along group will be entered in the drawing). I’m giving away one copy for every 20 people who join by midnight PST (winners chosen randomly). Those are good odds!


  1. Get your copy of the book by September 12. You can buy it at your local Barnes & Noble or other Christian retailers, or order online from Barnes & Noble, Christian Book, or Amazon.


  1. Read the Introduction by September 19. This is a whopping 6 pages…we’re starting easy. I’ll post some author notes and questions that day and we’ll kick off our book discussion.


  1. Each week after that, for 10 weeks, the group will read 4 chapters (only about 20 pages per week). Each Monday, I’ll post thoughts and questions and we’ll dive into the topics together.


This is also a great opportunity to invite friends to read with you. It’s often hard for parents with younger kids to join small groups outside of their homes, but this is like a virtual small group that anyone can be part of! So share this on social media or via email and invite people to do this “virtual” small group with you. Or, if you’re a pastor, invite the parents in your congregation to do it together!

Questions? Let me know. Otherwise, come on over and join now!


  1. Brittany @ Equipping Godly Women on September 6, 2016 at 3:44 AM

    Perfect timing! I actually JUST got your book a couple days ago after eying it for quite some time 🙂

    • Natasha Crain on September 6, 2016 at 12:06 PM

      Awesome! I look forward to getting to know you in the group!

  2. Dara on September 6, 2016 at 7:21 AM

    We are going through the book as a family right now, but I’d love access to your group’s content. Is there any other way than Facebook? Not a fan. 🙂

    • Natasha Crain on September 6, 2016 at 12:06 PM

      Hi Dara, Unfortunately this is all on Facebook. I know not everyone is there, but since many are, it’s the easiest way to run a group when you don’t have a website already set up for it!

  3. Jeannie Jackson on September 6, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    I am very interested but can’t seem to find the link to join the fb group, please help!

  4. Emm on September 16, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Hi natasha,
    I only just came across this group now. Is it too late to join to read along? I will catch up super fast!! Otherwise, I hope you run a third group and I will be quicker on the mark to join.

    • Natasha Crain on September 17, 2016 at 10:37 PM

      Come on over! I can still accept you in. 🙂

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