Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God by Marty Machowski

Who can resist a story filled with adventure, suspense, drama and mystery? A story with these elements easily captures our attention, no matter how old or young we may be. However, we often forget that the gospel story has all these characteristics, and it’s a true story that has the power to save. Longtime children’s ministry leader Marty Machowski brings the entire family together to rediscover the excitement of the gospel by taking a deep biblical truth and presenting it in an easy-to-understand weekly devotion in his latest release, Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God (New Growth Press, October 2012, ISBN 978-1-936768-66-0, $19.99, also available in eBook).

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Easy-to-Use Devotional Helps Parents Share the Living Gospel Story!

Filled with adventure, suspense, drama, and mystery the gospel story easily captures the attention of children. Even better, the gospel story give life. We are saved and our children are saved as we review the story of the gospel. So why do so many well-intentioned parents give up on family devotions—deciding that reading the Bible as a family must only be for “super parents.”

The truth is that there are no super parents. We all struggle, and we all need help to stay on course. Old Story New makes it easy for parents to stay on the life-giving course of sharing the gospel with their family. The second volume in Marty Machowski’s family devotional series, Old Story New continues the gospel story that started in Long Story Short. Using the same effective ten-minute a day structure, it walks children through the great truths of the Christian faith in the New Testament. Through 78 New Testament stories, Old Story New does the hard work for parents and caregivers. Simple discussion questions (and answers!!) for each day’s devotion help children understand and remember Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and the birth of the Christian church. Old Story New is a family devotional program designed to explain God’s plan of salvation through the New Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.

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Marty Machowski

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Marty Machowski is the Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over 25 years. Marty leads Promise Kingdom, the children’s ministry of Covenant Fellowship. He is the author of a systematic theology for children entitled “The Ology,” “Long Story Short,” “Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God,” “The Gospel Story Sunday School Curriculum” and the companion “Gospel Story Children’s Bible.” He and his wife, Lois, and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania area.

Find out more about Marty at http://martymachowski.com.

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Rediscovering the Adventure, Suspense, and Mystery of the Bible as a Family

Old Story New makes it easy for families to focus on the Gospel with 10 minute daily devotions

Seattle: Who can resist a story filled with adventure, suspense, drama and mystery? A story with these elements easily captures our attention, no matter how old or young we may be. However, we often forget that the gospel story has all these characteristics, and it’s a true story that has the power to save. Longtime children’s ministry leader Marty Machowski brings the entire family together to rediscover the excitement of the gospel by taking a deep biblical truth and presenting it in an easy-to-understand weekly devotion in his latest release, Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God (New Growth Press, October 2012, ISBN 978-1-936768-66-0, $19.99).

As adults, we often struggle to figure out when to do our own devotions and where to start, so regular devotionals for family Bible study can seem especially daunting. Machowski frees parents from the pressure by giving them everything they need for five daily devotions per week, focusing on a weekly story and covering the entire New Testament in a year and a half (78 lessons). Each week’s gospel-centered lesson helps children understand and remember Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, as well as the beginning of the church. The devotional program is designed to explain God’s plan of salvation throughout the New Testament. Every lesson asks the question, “where is the gospel?”

Old Story New walks children through the great truths of the Christian faith through New Testament stories and offers simple discussion questions (and answers) for each day’s devotion. By focusing the family for only 10 minutes, parents can keep the attention of their young children and reign in their busy teenagers. Machowski even offers parents suggestions of how to make the gospel-centered devotionals relevant for all grade levels, and the lessons are suitable for children from preschool through high school. These kids Bible materials are perfect for morning routines, after dinner discussions, or bedtime rituals. Click the link below for the full press kit.

Old Story New | Marty Machowski – Press Kit

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“Marty Machowski has done it again! This book, along with the earlier Old Testament devotional book, Long Story Short, is another masterful devotional book for families. It is simple without being shallow. It is theologically robust without being pedantic. It is comprehensive without being overwhelming. Best of all, it is doable for busy parents with children.”

Dr. Tedd Tripp, Pastor; conference speaker; best-selling author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart

“Marty Machowski ‘gets’ families. Even more importantly, he knows how to connect them to the Bible with simple, relatable New Testament studies that make much of Jesus in every lesson. If you want your kids to see the Savior through his Word, spend some time in this exciting new devotional.”

Dave Harvey, Church Planting and Church Care, Sovereign Grace Ministries; author of When Sinners Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage

“Finding time for family devotions is a high hurdle. But finding something enjoyable to do as a family that also illuminates God’s Word can be an even higher impediment. In this wonderfully helpful book, you’ve found the answer to the second challenge. And Marty’s clear writing and creativity will help you make the time (even if you don’t think you have it) to clear the first hurdle. It’s my pleasure to recommend this bookand the devotional experience it providesto you and your family.”

Dr. Robert Wolgemuth, Author of The Most Important Place on Earth: What a Christian Home Looks Like and How to Build One

“So much of the family devotional material available today does little more than use the Bible to teach half-truths and full-out moralism. The reason my wife and I love Marty Machowski’s books and the reason they have become important resources as we seek to raise our children in ‘the discipline and instruction of the Lord,’ is their consistent focus on the big picture of the Bible’s big story. Old Story New is yet another wonderful resource that we gladly commend and look forward to reading with our children.”

Tim Challies, Author; pastor; blogger

“The church wants parents to lead their homes spiritually; the parents don’t know how. Marty Machowski’s Old Story New is the answer for both church and parents. Marty has invested his time in the best way possible helping parents shepherd their children with more than stories and morals, but with the central theme of Jesus illuminated clearly in every story.”

Scott Thomas, Pastor, The Journey Church, St Louis, MO; author of Gospel Coach: Shepherding Leaders to Glorify God

“Marty Machowski’s Old Story New, like Marty’s children’s ministry curriculum and Old Testament devotional, Long Story Short, is a great asset to parents, pastors, and children’s ministry teachers. I am particularly excited about the way Marty connects each New Testament story to the gospel of Christ. Marty’s book will help your kids learn to see Jesus as the center of every part of the Bible. And what might God do with such a generation raised to rightly handle the word of truth, the gospel of our salvation?”

Josh Blount, Pastor, Living Faith Church

“Nurturing our children requires us to gain the attention of their hearts as soon as possible. So, what should we use to seize their interest? Thinly veiled morality tales that leave our children wandering in a desert of demands? In Old Story New, Christ is the beacon that captures the imagination of our children. Let this beautiful book lead your children out of the desert and into the oasis of Jesus, so he can quench their thirsty hearts.”

David E. Tate, Pastor, Manor Presbyterian Church

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