Making Great Conversationalists, A Book Giveaway!

1135Okay, y’all, I’m excited. I can’t wait to start shipping my parents’ new book to homes around the world. Of course I’m also excited about Spring Days. 😉 But, right now, this post has to do with Making Great Conversationalists.

Because of the tremendous response, we decided to do something that we have never done before. We will be giving away Making Great Conversationalists to two families.

Two  winners will be selected by a drawing from the approved comments on Wednesday, July 31st. Participation is easy. All you have to do is comment under this post by Wednesday, July 31st at noon CDT.

In your comment, write a sentence or two about why you are excited about Making Great Conversationalists or why you think your family will benefit from it.  

So, onto the fine print. This will be on the honor system, so we leave it to you.

  • One entry per family (Simply put, please don’t enter more than once).
  • We reserve the right not to post any comment or entry.
  • If you have already pre-ordered the book, don’t worry. Enter anyway. If you are a winner, we will refund your money.

Post away. I’m excited to see what you all have to share.

Have a blessed Sunday!

—- Sunday afternoon update. Wow, y’all. I love your entries so far. You’re doing an awesome job, and it excites me to read why you all want this book. Even more so because you’re hitting the nail on the head ;). Keep ’em coming! Sarah —-


“But I have trusted in thy mercy;
my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.”
Psalms 13:5

162 thoughts on “Making Great Conversationalists, A Book Giveaway!”

  1. I am very excited about your new book. There are so many different areas to cover in parenting this one is tough one for me. I am terribly shy and do not do well in social settings. I sometimes I can almost feel like a anxiety attack coming on when going into any kind of social setting. English is my husbands second.language and I notice he shys away from some encounters also. We have 6 children and the 2 older ones have started evangelizing with our church out in some public places. This has been a very good opportunity for both of them and we have seen much growth on them in the ability to approach people and share the gospel. I am so thankful to our church for providing this for our children but I have felt that God has pressed upon my heart that as parents we need to be leading our children in all areas. It sounds like your new book would be such a blessing. Thank you for your ministry!

  2. I am interested in reading this book because I think our whole family could grow and benefit from it. We have just recently surrendered to serving the Lord in ministry vocationally. How valuable it would be for us as people who want to share Christ’s love with others to become more skilled at conversation. I feel the need to learn more about communicating clearly, asking engaging questions, and anything else that goes into good conversation and sets it apart from “chit-chat.”

  3. I would love to win this book. I have benefited from so many Titus 2 resources and this one seems like it could truly transform your family. Conversation skills are so important to all areas of life. Thank you for your ministry and this opportunity.

  4. Two of my children have autism spectrum disorder. They are high-functioning academically, but struggle with basic social skills. I am excited to know this book, with a biblical viewpoint, is available. What a tremendous resource this will be for our family.

  5. Dear Maxwell’s,
    Well, I did already order the book so I had to laugh when I saw this! LOL! But I would bless another family if I won that I know could use it and does not have the funds. We ordered the book because we have a daughter with Asperger’s Syndrome–social situations are very hard for her. We do alot of role playing and try to talk about body language. Your book sounds like another great tool ( we love all your resources!) to help us on this challenging journey.

  6. Thank you so much for giving your readers a chance to win a copy of Making Great Conversationalists! Our family of 6 has no problem with talking :), but my husband and I would love to help guide our children in their conversations with others, so they would be a light to the world and glorify God. Having read other books by your family, I am sure this one will be of equal blessing to ours. Thank you for ministering to families and being such a blessing to my children. On a side note, my 10 year old daughter is busting at the seams to read the next Moody book. Thank you for that, as well!
    God bless,

  7. We believe that this book will help equip us to lead conversations in a godly direction, which is a challenge for adults and children alike.

  8. I am excited about your new book because I am not a great conversationalist, and wonder how I will teach my kids to do what I can’t. Looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for a fun giveaway.

  9. I have FOUR daughters, ages 6, 4, 3 and 1. Need I say more? 🙂 I need all the help I can get!

  10. I have been so encouraged by all your writings that I’m sure we will benefit from this book as well. We’d love to have some insight into teaching our children to be engaged in uplifting conversation both with each other and people they meet up with day to day. Thank you for your ministry!

  11. I think the most important reason this would be beneficial for our family is because it is written by Christians for Christian families. So many of the books/classes that target this area are written from a secular point of view which is not what we want for our children when it comes to communication skills. Thank you for such a wonderful resource and for the generous giveaway.

  12. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy and am so excited about reading it soon. We have 7 children ranging from 17 down to a one year old. This is really coming at a great time for our family as we have recently been really encouraging, especially our older ones, to be more talkative to people, especially older ones. We just began a few days before this book was released to do training sessions in this area and this book will be a great aid. Thank you for all your hard work!

  13. I am excited about this book because I have several of your family’s books and all of them have stretched me, taught me, and made me see things about being a parent that I may have never seen before. I do not feel like I am a great conversationalist so this will be a great read for me as well. 🙂

  14. I would love to win a copy of Making Great Conversationalists because I’m a shy person and often do not know where to begin when talking with others. I don’t want to pass this trait on to my children. Plus, I just really love learning anything the Maxwells are willing to teach me. Teri, you are my Titus 2 example in a world that is lacking in truly godly women. Thank you for your ministry! God bless you all.

  15. My family is very excited about this new book. My parents are still raising 14 children at home and more and more they are realizing the great need for communication. My parents want each and every one of us to be good at communicating because it effects every aspect of our lives. My Father is seeking to grow more in the Lord, and communication is one of the aspects he really wants to work on.
    Thank you so,much for making this book available for families.

  16. Being the only homeschooling family in a large church, many times, our children are under greater scrutiny, by other adults, youth and children alike to see if they are really “normal” kids. While I think they are great kids, I do feel they’re communication skills could be improved, especially when dealing with “non-homeschoolers”.
    Thanks for taking the time to share you experience with others.

  17. I am just starting out on my parenting journey and would love resources to do this right!

  18. I think as homeschoolers it is especially important to relate to others (that pesky “socialization” question again?) in a way that is clear, concise, but also friendly and that draws others to the Lord. We also want to be sure we are conversing with family in a way that allows us to grow closer and know each others’ hearts. This book looks like such a useful tool to these ends.

  19. I think our children would benefit greatly from this. My oldest tends to get nervous speaking with unfamiliar people, and my younger daughter loves people, so this would be a great benefit to her as well. Thank you for this opportunity, and may God bless the ministry of this book.

  20. I am very interested in reading this book. In our culture now there are many reasons to learn to converse well. Many of us didn’t grow up in situations where this was practiced. As adults, we’ve all experienced the gamut of customer service–some great, some bad, and much in between. And in the end, we represent the Lord if we are His children, and, really, we should be leading the way in the area of conversation.

  21. About 40 years ago as a single young adult I ordered a series of books to help me overcome my shyness. They were from a world view so some of the conversation topics actually didn’t apply. Even back then I knew I needed to reach out and converse and wanted to learn how. Now I’m a retired homeschool mom who enjoys hospitality. I’d still like to learn to be a caring hostess and using conversation to make my guests feel at home. I’d love to be entered for your book.

  22. We would love this book, because simply put, neither my husband or I are very good in conversations etc.

  23. We are very excited about this new book! As a child I was very fearful of people I did not know, and occasionally still struggle with meeting new people. I desire my children to learn and grow in this area. I know what it’s taken for me to get to where I am, but I know the sound, wise advice y’all will give will impact my children and myself. Thank you for another God honoring resource.

  24. About three weeks ago my husband and I were making mid-year family goals. One of our ideas written down was helping our teens with “interaction with people outside the family, to grow in confidence and to conquer the fear of people, able to discover the needs of others by being a great listener.” Then you announced the title of your new book and we thought – “YES!!!”

  25. I am very excited about Making Great Conversationalists. I really feel like I need help making conversation with those around me. I’m a little socially awkward at times, and I just know that God sent you to help me out with this book. Praise the Lord for you and your family ministry.

  26. Thank you so much for writing this book; the samples look great! It is also very needed in my family. I have recently begun to notice how my children respond to other adults, and feel a conviction for how ill-prepared they are for good conversation. My oldest is not too bad, he at least respectfully answers any questions. My two others need a lot of work! I can’t wait to read this!
    Thanks again.

  27. Not sure if being in Australia will exclude us from entering, but we will comment anyway as we love your ministry and are so encouraged by it. We have 7 children 12 and under so a free book from you would be a blessing and who couldn’t use extra admonishment and teaching in the area to do with the tongue? This is a daily area that Dad, Mum and our precious ones are constantly working on – having grace for the hearer and having words that are pleasing to the LORD. We hope ‘Heart and Home’ put their order in for your new books soon. God bless you.

  28. We enjoy the Moody series and especially interesting is the way the family has such lively conversations on so many topics. How exciting if this new book would teach us how to fellowship together and grow closer to each other and Him as a family!

  29. Learning how to articulate ones feelings and thoughts is one of the best things a person can learn. I did not learn good communication skills as a child, but thankfully the Lord has put people in my life to help me. One of my desires for my children is that they learn to communicate well in all areas of life. This book looks like a fantastic resource.

  30. I’m looking forward to getting this book & helping my kids become better coversationalists! We have taught them to be polite, have manners, and so on but there is so much more to conversations than that and this resource will really be a blessing as we continue to help our children grow in this area. Thank you SO much for all that your family does in ministry to others – it is a blessing to so many!

  31. I would love to read this book to help my two daughters who struggle with making conversation. I am more of an extrovert but they are more introverts. The oldest (14) does suffer with anxiety when it comes to making conversation. She says she will live the life a hermit for the rest of her life 🙁 I really don’t know how to teach her to get out of her shell. She desires some leadership roles and praying for tools to help her overcome her fears. Thanks for the chance!

  32. I welcome an opportunity to read this book and apply the principles to our daily lives. I am convicted by the Bible to have our conversation always seasoned with salt and to take every opportunity with outsiders as an opportunity to share the reasons for our faith. It’s on our minds, but we’re not sure how to effectively start those conversations. I’m sure your book will be a help.

  33. Excited about the giveaway. My husband and have not been blessed with children yet, but working with a wide variety of young people, we see a general lack of communication skills. I’m sure the practical tips would be helpful as we learn and grow in this area ourselves.

  34. We are very excited about this new book! We think we all could benefit greatly from learning better conversational skills. All the books from Titus 2 have been a great blessing to us, we expect that this to will help our family greatly!

  35. A giveaway is so generous! I would love to have the chance to win one. My children are preschool age and would benefit from your materials.

  36. I would love to have this book to use with my 6 children. At least 3 of them are extreme introverts like me and could use some encouragement in the art of conversation. Thank you for offering a free copy.

  37. What a blessing your family is to our family. We are so very excited about your two new books! We have been waiting!! Our children are young (4, 3, 1 and 2 months) and I am so excited to be able to teach them these skills from the beginning. I want them to be able to stand out as shining lights by always having an answer for what they believe and to sweetly share the truth. My sweet husband and I desperately need this material as well. How I long to be able to naturally share our hearts and truly love talking to each other. Neither of us were taught or shown this growing up and I long for my children to see this everyday on our marriage. We love you all!!!

  38. I was so excited to tell my husband about your new book! We were just discussing last week that this is an area that we struggle with ourselves. We are both introverts and not good at “small talk” at all. When you can’t even master small talk, it’s impossible to move the conversation in the direction of things of eternal importance. And how can we teach our children something that we haven’t mastered ourselves? I’m going to be ordering this book soon. It will take so much pressure off of my dear husband, who has been really thinking about this very subject lately. Thank you so much, Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell, for following the Lord’s leading in writing this book.

    God Bless You All.

  39. Not only do my husband and I feel this book will help our children, we believe it will help us, too. Conversation is a skill that must be learned and polished. Finding myself at home a lot, I realize I have gotten rusty or things I say are not as well put as I would like. Good conversation begins at home and around the table. With this book in hand, we can begin polishing this tool we need to help us be better witnesses!

  40. We have been so blessed by your resources and have been watching with anticipation to find out the title of your new book. My husband and I were both thrilled with the topic. We come from non-Christian homes and so we do not have our parents as a resource for raising our children for the Lord. This is one of the many reasons your ministry has been so important to our lives. Thank you for the work you do and may God bless you. Either way we are looking forward to reading this book!

  41. The reason i’m excited about the new book, is that so many young adults and kids these days hardly know how to communicate to others. Our age is extremely lacking in good wholesome conversation. I know your book will be a great help to all families out there.
    Thank you for doing a give away!


  42. This is amazing. I have been trying to figure out how to lead my youngest in her ability to converse with adults. Since our church is mostly older adults that is who she speaks with most often on a regular basis. I am looking forward to reading this book and implementing its contents in our home. Thank you so much for all of your help and encouragement.

  43. I would love to win your books because we have enjoyed your other resources, such as Managers of the Home as well as all the Moody books. One of our daughters suffers from Selective Mutism(it took all the courage she had to speak with Sarah @ the Southington conference) and no amount of therapy that we have done has helped. Perhaps your book could give us some great suggestions.

  44. About nine years ago, my husband left an office job in the corporate world to start his own business, in order to better serve the Lord with a clear conscience. We are so blessed that He has made this venture a great success; however, our sons are getting to the age where they can now help out Dad with many of the day-to-day duties, including customer service! We have attended two of your conferences and have been so impressed by your family. We would love to pass some of your tried-and-true wisdom to our boys!

  45. With four younger children, I want to do a better job of teaching them the art of conversation. And, I would love to learn more myself. I’m not the talker in the family. I also hope it would help in my marriage. Thanks for doing this!

  46. A key to every aspect of life. Looking forward to gleaning more truths and tips. Thanks for all you do.

  47. C hrist honouring
    O ther people focused
    N icely engaging
    V aluing other’s opinions
    E ncouraging words
    R elationship building
    S killfully including everyone
    A wareness of feelings
    T houghtful topics
    I nteractive questions
    O pportunity taking
    N o gossip

    We are excited to learn more about your book!

  48. We as a family have benefitted so much from the Maxwell’s godly and practical advice. How exciting that our amazing Lord God has laid this new resource on their heart!

  49. I’m excited to read this book and share it with my family because I think it’s a very important topic! My parents have always emphasized the fact that self-consciousness is just that – being conscious of yourself – and should be replaced with selfless consideration of others. I look forward to gleaning from your wisdom.

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