Growing Up With God

by Shawn Bolz

$35,518 Raised
  • Created 7/4/16
  • Children’s Books
  • Glendale

Growing up, I remember defining moments where the course of my life was greatly impacted and I was propelled towards my destiny…

I feel this story book, Growing Up with God, will be a tool to do just that and reach the heart of this next generation. I believe it will take them on a discipleship journey that will forever change and impact their future and effect all those around them!

Let’s journey together to get this life changing story book into the hands of the children and youth of this generation!

I am excited to share with you a modern-day tale for children about developing a rich, communicative friendship with God and each other.

Introducing Growing Up with God…

While at summer camp, Lucas gets a word from the guest speaker about being a champion of compassion. Fired up about being able to hear God speak, he and his friends—Maria and Harper—practice hearing God for each other.

They have no idea how personally life-changing their words will be over the months that follow! All three friends start sharing God’s friendship and compassion with everyone they encounter, leading to new friendships, developing destinies, and even new family members.

Combining some of his own childhood memories with creative storytelling, Shawn Bolz’s engaging tale empowers kids to always love well, be compassionate, share God’s heart when he speaks, and take risks. Any parent or teacher will find Growing Up with God, and its corresponding workbook, a practical and significant resource for helping children access and grow into the fullness of God’s love and power.

Will you go on this journey with me, with us, to get Growing Up with God into the hands of this next generation?


In Giving, You Receive

There are several ways to get involved and partner with us…look below to see what you will receive for your contribution and gift! I thank you, We thank you!

Book Rally Tiles $15

$15 Gift Level

Be captivated by the adventures and revelation in the story book Growing Up With God. Give it to a child in your life or you can give it away as a gift. You’ll receive:

  • One Early Release Copy of Growing Up with God the story book.

        * Shipping and Handling Included

Book Rally Tiles $50

$50 Gift Level

We want you to know how happy we are for you and your kids to be encountering God’s love through Growing Up with God so in this level you’ll receive:

  • One Early Release Copy of Growing Up with God, the story book autographed by Shawn Bolz
  • A Growing Up With God branded backpack
  • A 10-question activation journal

        Shipping and Handling Included

$75 Gift Level

Growing Up with God, the Novel is not only enjoyable alone, but with a group of kids. It’s a fun way to get kids together talking about and exploring the ways God speaks in his love for us. Here’s what you’ll receive:

  • Three Early Release Copies of Growing Up with God, the story book
  • A Color Print of the Cover Art signed by Shawn Bolz and our artist, Lamont Hunt.
  • A Growing Up with God branded backpack
  • A 10-question activation journal

        * Shipping and Handling Included

Book Rally Tiles $100

$100 Gift Level

We want every child to encounter God, and we want them to have fun doing it! What better way than at their youth group or in their Sunday school class? For this level, you’ll receive:

  • One case of 10 Growing Up with God story books.

        * Shipping and Handling Included

Book Rally Tiles $150

$150 Gift Level

Give a book to your child, and all your child’s friends and connect with the author?! For this level you’ll receive:

  • Five early release copies of Growing Up with God, the story book
  • Exclusive Access to a live group interactive webinar with Shawn Bolz  (Estimated 90 minutes)

        * Shipping and Handling Included / Webinar is for everyone on this gift level

$1,000 Gift Level

What better way to get someone to experience the story of Growing Up with God than seeing themselves alongside some of the characters of the book? In this level you’ll receive:

  • 10 Early release copies of Growing Up with God, the story book
  • An autographed caricature drawing of your child. Lamont Hunt will digitally place your caricature in-between two of the characters from Growing Up with God. You will receive the original copy and a digital copy.
  • Access to a Webinar with Shawn

        * Shipping and Handling Included.

$2,500 Gift Level

Shawn has experienced tremendous blessing throughout the years as people have spoken into his life. We would like to extend the same to you by encouraging you through a personal letter of prayer from Shawn. We also want to share original artwork from the novel. For this level you will receive:

  •  10 Early release copies of Growing Up with God, the story book
  • An autographed caricature drawing of your child. Lamont Hunt will digitally place your caricature in-between two of the characters from Growing Up with God. You will receive the original copy and a digital copy.
  • Access to a Webinar with Shawn
  • Receive a personalized handwritten letter of prayer from Shawn framed side by side with a randomly chosen sketch of the original artwork from the novel signed by Shawn and Lamont.

        * Shipping and Handling Included


About Shawn:

Shawn is an international speaker, pastor of Expression58 Church, producer, author of Best Selling Translating God, Throne Room Company, and Keys to Heaven’s Economy, among others. He is well-known for his prophetic power into the entertainment industry and the local community. Shawn lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, Cherie, and their two beautiful daughters.



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Early Release Copy of Book

324 Backers

Receive an early release copy of the book for a child in your life or give it away as a gift. Shipping and handling included.

Autographed Book, Backpack and Journal

65 Backers

Receive an autographed early release copy of the book AND a Growing Up With God branded backpack with a 10-question, activation journal. Shipping and handling included.

3 Books & Autographed Color Print

47 Backers

Receive 3 early release copies of the book AND a color print of the cover art signed by Shawn and our artist, Lamont Hunt. You'll also get the Growing Up with God branded backpack and the 10-question activation journal. Shipping and handling included.

Case of 10 Books

72 Backers

Receive a case of 10 books for your youth group or give out as gifts to kids you know. Shipping and handling included.

5 Books & Live Group Webinar Access

14 Backers

Receive 5 early release copies of the book plus access to a live group interactive webinar with Shawn. (Estimated 90 Minutes) Shipping and handling included.

Personalized Caricature Drawing & Access to Webinar

1 Backer

Receive 10 signed early release copies of the book! Also receive a caricature drawing of a person of your choosing illustrated by our artist Lamont Hunt. Lamont will digitally place your caricature in-between two of the characters from the book. You will receive the original caricature signed by Shawn and Lamont and the digital copy.

Original Customized Artwork and Personalized Prayer, Personalized Autographed Caricature Drawing, & Access to Webinar

5 Backers

Receive 10 signed early release copies of the book! Receive a personalized letter of prayer from Shawn framed side by side with a randomly chosen sketch of the original artwork from the novel signed by Shawn and Lamont.

Shawn Bolz

Our Last Update!

August 5, 2016, 10:50 am

Shawn and the team want to thank you for your partnership in birthing Growing Up with God. We believe God is going to do great things with through project. We are expectant! 


God knows when you were born...

August 2, 2016, 6:20 pm

Marley is called out by her birthday! God then confirms He is speaking to her as Shawn touches on her love for animals! God is so much fun!


Ready for More Pictures!?

August 1, 2016, 8:20 pm

The cast wants to say goodbye and thank you until they meet you again! Some are still waiting on their color but they have no fear they will be ready for their big day! The cast wants to say THANK YOU for being a vital part of their story and adventure. And on behalf of the Bolz Ministry team, we thank you for sharing in this project, book, and journey with us! Your partnership means the world to us! We can’t wait for you to get your hands Growing Up with God!



Why Kids, Why Now?

August 1, 2016, 7:53 pm

Why kids? Why now? Shawn explores and answers the question of why He chose to write a children’s book in today’s video. 



Lena and Her Family get a prophetic word!

August 1, 2016, 7:51 pm

Shawn shares a word with Lena and her family. God loves speaking into our lives!



Who is the audience for Growing Up with God?

July 29, 2016, 10:12 pm

Who is Growing Up With God for? Shawn wrote this book not just for the individual child but also for those in classroom or Sunday school settings! We believe this book will be a great tool for children and parents alike to learn the process of hearing the voice of God!




Another amazing Prophetic Moment!

July 28, 2016, 10:22 pm

God loves when we do things with excellence! God lets Sam know He sees him and has great things planned for him!


Prophecy is a blast...

July 27, 2016, 9:47 pm

Watch as twins get a fun prophetic word from Shawn! God will use what we love to produce great fruit in our lives!


What was Shawn's Writing Process?

July 26, 2016, 7:22 pm

Want to get an inside view of Shawn’s writing process? Shawn describes his writing process in today’s video. Look for another reward to be shared as well!


Another Prophetic Moment at Growing Up with God!

July 25, 2016, 2:13 pm

Shawn shares what God has told him about Maddie! God gives such fun details to display how much He truly knows us!



July 25, 2016, 4:06 am

Jarvis thinks you want to see some more pictures of him. He even posed for you! We gotta give it to him, He is a cutie with a lot of character. Jarvis we love your personality!




It's time to learn about Jarvis!

July 25, 2016, 3:57 am

Jarvis can’t be left out! Shawn chats with us about how the idea of Jarvis came to be and what makes this pup so fun!




Bella gets a word from Shawn at Growing Up with God!

July 22, 2016, 9:48 pm

Shawn shares a word with Bella and her family! Listen to the word and their response! God loves us and He wants us to know He hears us as we pray!


Jamal and Lucas are ready to be introduced...Come say Hello!

July 21, 2016, 7:16 pm

Jamal has some strong eyebrow action going on! Jamal what are you thinking...

It’s time to pray and Lucas wants you to be a part! It’s one of his favorite things to do! Will you join in?



Are you ready to meet Maria!?

July 21, 2016, 7:08 pm

Today Shawn introduces us to Maria! He talks about what inspired her creation, how she got her name, and why she is so special!


July 19, 2016, 4:42 am

Harper has her color! And she just had to meet you! She adores her leather jacket and powerful pink shirt. She loves being a part of this story!

    


Fall in love with Lucas!

July 18, 2016, 12:54 am

It's time to meet Lucas! Shawn shares how he chose him, what his favorite things are about him, and how he developed Lucas' character! Shawn also introduces an awesome reward for partnering with us!



It's time for more Testimonies!

July 16, 2016, 4:11 pm

Watch as Shawn and Cherie, with the help of Jarvis, gather testimonies from a few of the kiddos at Growing Up with God. God is speaking powerfully to these kids! 



It's time to meet Brooke!

July 16, 2016, 1:53 am

Brooke is in love with her outfit but she wasn’t sure it was the right color for her…We went shopping for Brooke and she is much more content in her purple! She thinks it compliments her best. We do too!




Shawn reveals more of his passion for Growing Up with God

July 14, 2016, 4:01 pm

Today Shawn wraps up his conversation on his passion and love for his new novel and reveals another reward available to those that partner with us! Be sure to check back in…next up Shawn will chat about how he developed the main characters in Growing up with God. 



More Testimonies from Growing Up with God

July 13, 2016, 7:51 pm

Olivia is here to share her experience as a host of one the small groups of children at Growing Up with God!



Shawn continues to share his passion for "Growing Up with God"

July 12, 2016, 4:51 pm

Come listen as Shawn continues to share what inspired him to write the compelling story, Growing Up with God!


Hartley says "Hello!"

July 11, 2016, 9:18 pm

Hartley wants to say hello! She wanted you to see the colors that were picked out for her! What do you think? She looks pretty happy! 




Growing Up with God Testimonies!

July 10, 2016, 5:05 pm

Listen to the amazing testimony of young children hearing the voice of God for what He has in store for them and how they will impact those around them!



Jarvis wants to say Hello!!

July 9, 2016, 4:35 pm

Jarvis is rather expressive, he went through a lengthy process of approval! You can see a bit of that process here! He wants to know which ones are your favorite?


 




Shawn's Passion About Growing Up with God!

July 8, 2016, 10:51 pm

Growing Up with God is almost here! We invite you to journey with us as we explore Shawn’s passion for this book and project! Be sure to listen for one of the rewards you get for partnering with us!


July 7, 2016, 11:49 pm


The Cast of Characters

July 7, 2016, 4:06 pm

The cast of Growing Up with God wants to introduce themselves! Some were still waiting on their color but as you can see they all got their fabulous coloring! Now for final approval! They are all getting excited to share their story with you!


9 Comments

  1. Becky Drenth July 7, 2016 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Yay!
    Children of all ages are going to be changed by this. Thank you Shawn and all who are part of this book. I thank God for you, Shawn.

    • Shawn Bolz July 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm - Reply

      Becky,

      We can feel your excitement! We are so very thankful you chose to join us and support us on this journey! Make sure to continue to stop back to see our daily updates!

      Much Love,
      Bolz Ministries Team

  2. Becky Fischer July 11, 2016 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Hi, Shawn, I know your book isn’t published yet, but it sounds great, and I would like to carry it on our online store. Everything we sell there is 100% focusing on equipping the next generation to walk in the power of God. You book sounds like it’s right in line with our vision.
    Are you going to offer wholesale discounts? Our other vendors usually give us a 40% discount.
    Let me know if this is a possibility.
    Thanks……

    • Shawn Bolz July 13, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      Hi Becky!

      We would love to work with you. It would be wonderful if you could contact us directly via info@bolzministries. We are so thrilled you are excited to be a part!

  3. Chris July 13, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    We can’t wait to read this to Anabella!!!

    • Shawn Bolz July 13, 2016 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      Chris!

      Becky,

      We can’t wait for you to read it to Anabella! We are so very thankful for your excitement and support! Make sure to continue to stop back to see our daily updates!

      Much Love,
      Bolz Ministries Team

  4. Jeremy July 27, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Just showed the video to my 7 year old. As soon as it was over he looked sad. I said, what’s the matter buddy. He said I really want this book but I think they have to send it in the mail and that takes too long! Haha…needless to say he’s a little excited about it! Hope you come to Florida soon Shawn, would love to attend one of your meetings!

  5. Bob Brown July 27, 2016 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    So pumped to go through this with our kids and pass the other copies along to families we love. Blessings!

  6. Linda July 29, 2016 at 4:58 am - Reply

    Hi Shawn and Cherie,

    I introduced my 8 year old daughter to one of your videos today. She was curious to know gifts of the word of knowledge operate. She was fascinated by how the Lord speaks to you.

    We then came across your children’s book. She was thrilled to come across a character who looked like her. We bought a copy! My daughter is super excited to read more about how to have a relationship with God in her everyday.

    Your hearts in drawing the next generation to the heart of Jesus is inspiring. Thank you!

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