Family Christian Summer Reading Challenge

children arguing

School’s out and the kids have already begun to quarrel? Boredom sets in and the TV is not the solution you want? This summer, help your kids to develop a love of reading while encouraging their faith. Find a plethora of books for all ages and reading abilities by visiting your local Family Christian store. Family Christian has an amazing stock of reading material to choose from and there’s always a great deal on something, whether it’s a book, video, or the latest CD by your favorite artist.

Check out these great titles I found when I visited our store!


90 Minutes in Heaven

Don Piper

90 minutes

This book is a story about Don Piper, a minister who is in a horrific accident. He dies and then is resuscitated after 90 minutes. He then recalls his time after dying, when he went to heaven and what he saw there. This is a very interesting read and would encourage anyone looking for a reason to believe or for those who already believe- an example of just what lies ahead. As Mr Piper puts it, an event he claimed was “indescribable”.

Million-Dollar Throw

Mike Lupica


Eighth-grade star quarterback Nate Brodie’s is known by his friend’s and classmates as Brady, after his hero Tom Brady. Nate’s family is feeling the stress of the troubled economy, and Nate is frantic because his best friend Abby is going blind, so when he gets a chance to win a million dollars if he can complete a pass during the halftime of a New England Patriot’s game, he is nearly overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed. Will he overcome his fear or will he choke at the last second?


Evan Angler


In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark lets citizen shop, go to school, and even get medical care-but without it, you’re on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. Those who do . . . disappear.

Almost Heaven

Chris Fabry

almost there

Author Chris Fabry spins a wonderful tale of a boy named Billy, a gifted mandolin player in Dogwood, West Virginia. Billy recognizes that his gift is from God, and lives his life as an offering to his divine creator. Malachi is an angel sent to watch how Billy affects those he comes in contact with. In observing Billy’s use of his gift, Malachi begins to see the bigger picture of how each painful step Billy takes is a note added to a beautiful symphony that will forever change the lives of those who hear it.

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

Colleen Coble

rock Harbor

When an expensive necklace is stolen from a renowned jewelry artist at Rock Harbor‘s fall festival and Emily is accused of the crime, it looks like she’ll never get her puppy and be able to join the Rock Harbor Search and Rescue team. Emily sets out to find the real culprit and clear her name so that she can continue with her passion- Search and Rescue.


These are a very few of the many choices your kids will have. But this summer, reward your kids for choosing books that will enlighten them and help them grow in faith by entering them in the In addition, there’s a great summer reading program offered by Family Christian. Read all about it here!


Read six books & tell us about them!

  • Read any six Christian books. (See our kids book suggestions on the website at
  • Complete a Book Report Form for each title, and bring all six in to any Family Christian. Don’t live by a store? Submit your completed forms and mailing address to


  • Once your child reads and completes a Book Report Form for six books, we’ll give them a FREE $10 savings pass good toward any purchase of $10 or more online OR in-stores!!

Print Book Report Form

For a list of books by age and interest, please visit Family Christian at


About Jeanine

I'm a mom to 3 great kids, a gramma to 2 lovely grandkids, and a wife to my awesome hubby of 38 years. I love to debunk scams and helpful hints that aren't helpful, do reviews, and enter giveaways. I even run a few giveaways here and there. Come check my site out and enter whenever you like.

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