Testimonials

"The Bluebonnet Child is a vivid display of God's vision for our youth & their future through eternity! This speaks to our entire reason for this mission & responsibility."

Debi Clark,
Kansas Big Brothers & Big Sisters


''Anyone who has worked with children (or youth) will recognize exactly what Meggie Calvin means when she speaks of bluebonnet children, who like the bluebonnet can thrive in the poorest of conditions. But how do we influence children to become a bluebonnet? Through sharing personal experiences, quality research, and practical support, she proclaims hope in an otherwise overwhelming task. I heartily recommend it for pastors, teachers, youth, and children's workers.'' 

Ashlee Alley,
Clergy Recruitment and Development Coordinator, Great Plains United Methodist Conference

''Ministering to children who come from hurt places is not easy or often intuitive, but it is essential. In The Bluebonnet Child, Meggie Calvin faithfully walks through Scripture to reveal how to best embrace and serve children from hurt places. . . . I wish I had this book when we started! Calvin has provided a robust resource to empower the local church, ministry leaders, and families to reach children more effectively and with God-glorifying love.''

Matt Guevara,
Executive Director, International Network of Children's Ministry

"The Bluebonnet Child has captured the essence of how to support and nurture a child from "poor soil".  Meg inspires and challenges teachers and church workers to seek out ways to support children who need the church to take a more active role in their faith lives.  Her stories will leave the reader with a yearning to be aware, to advocate, and to articulate the needs of the bluebonnet child." 

Julie Wilke, K-7 SAGE Teacher, USD 465

"This book is a great resource for anyone working with children. Churches that are interested in beginning, and maintaining healthy children's ministry programs are provided with explicitly detailed questions in order to best prepare them for the unforeseen. This book is worded beautifully and inspires those that yearn to help these abused and neglected children. Meggie provides research from other professionals, while this book also flows like you are sitting and talking with her!" 

Sherry Pugmire, Circles Ministry

"Reading this book was a true eye-opener to the children we serve. The author's ability to captivate me with such a sensitive subject was intriguing and held my attention from beginning to end. Her true and honest nature was heartfelt and from it, I was able to draw a picture of what she had experienced. I love the way that she gave not only examples of different situations, she then also explained different scenarios in which to communicate with delicate children and parents. This book is definitely a keeper that I will reflect on often as it is a true gift to serve family and children as this author clearly does and though I do not have these situations every day I will have to utilize her words in my own sensitive situations when dealing with Bluebonnet children."

Chandra Snively, KidMin Teammate

"This a great book for those who work with children. It's helpful for those who work with them in a school setting, but also a church setting. It is a great resource with its tips that can be looked at again and again and plenty of highlighting material in this book."

Kelly Rowe, Trinity Lutheran School

"This book is a quick but informative read. There is a lot packed into the pages of this book. As a busy adult, I had time to read it and learned a lot. The author does a great job of sharing personal experiences with mixing in stats and other expert opinions into the pages so you get a nice mix. This will really make you think about the way you interact with those "troubled" children we all know."

Brittany Donley, Southwestern Collge