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A little about me

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Rachael Carman had it going on—or so she thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this one-time control freak encountered God’s grace. And she encourages you to do the same!

In her books How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? and How to Have a HEART for Your Kids, Rachael challenges mothers to surrender their will and draw closer to their heavenly Father. She invites moms to join her in loving God passionately and worshiping him fully while sweeping up Cheerios, doing laundry, and planning dinner. You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as Rachael speaks of her struggles with perfectionism and impatience and shares her challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life.  Her honesty will surprise you, and her humor will put you at ease.

Rachael is not only a respected author but is also a sought-after speaker. She has spoken across the United States as well as in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

She has been married to her husband, Davis, since 1986. Together, their life has been a roller-coaster ride, with God at the controls. They have seven kids with whom they love to laugh. Rachael enjoys playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. She and Davis are the owners of Apologia Educational Ministries.


 A little about my books

How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You?

HMT3DBook300x388“I remember the day you were born.”

“Turn down the music!”
“You make me smile.”

“Hold my hand.”
“This is going to hurt me more than it’s going to hurt you.”

You’ve probably said something similar to your kids, but have you really listened to what you’re saying? The truth is, your Father in heaven wants to tell you many of these same things!

Rachael Carman knows how noisy it can be when you’re raising children. (She has seven!) But these insightful, heartwarming readings will help you to hear God’s still, small voice amid the chaos of carpools, boo-boo fingers, and carpet crawlers. You’ll learn to recognize and appreciate God’s instructions for your life, even as you seek to follow His example as a parent.

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PUBLISHER: Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.
RETAIL PRICE: $13.00 US (Hardcover)     $9.99 US (eBook)
WEIGHT: 17.4 oz.
ISBN: 978-1-940110-61-5
PAGES: 383


How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. for Your Kids

Heart3DBook300x388How well do you really know your kids? What has God shown you about who they are and who they will become? He has sent these children into your home at this specific time for His glorious purposes. Indeed, you have been invited on the adventure of a lifetime, a journey on which you will see walls fall, seas parted, and giants slain. You don’t need special skills or training for this journey you need only to seek God and hold tightly to His mighty hand! As you seek daily to share His heart with your kids, keep this inspirational book close at hand. In it, Rachael Carman uses the acronym HEART to help you remember and focus on what really matters.

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PUBLISHER: Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.
RETAIL PRICE: $13.00 US (Hardcover)
WEIGHT: 11oz + 3/4 lb = shipping weight of 20 oz. or 1 lb, 5 oz.
ISBN: 978-1-935495-41-3
PAGES: 208


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Interview Topics

How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You?

You’ve said it to your kids—but did you know God is saying it to you too? In fact, your heavenly Father wants to tell you many of the same things you say to your children. In this interview, Rachael Carman guides you through what God wants you to hear when you talk to your kids.

Strategies for Learning to Like “That Child”

What face comes to mind when you hear the words “that child”? Do you smile or scowl when you see that face? Do you see yourself in that face? Do you struggle to enjoy that child? Does raising that child seem difficult sometimes? Even impossible? The good news is, that child is a world changer. God has a plan for that child. All of the energy, all those questions, all that strength, all THAT, is God-given for His glory. Here are strategies for learning to like that child, to embrace that child, to train that child. It’s all worth it!

How to Have a HEART for Your Kids

Solomon wisely wrote, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23). As we develop a lifelong relationship with our children, we need to focus our daily efforts on what really matters. As with so many things, the first step to having a right heart is to want to have a right heart. Rachael uses H.E.A.R.T. as an acronym to suggest what really matters in parenting from a biblical perspective.

Sample Interview Questions

  • Rachael, tell us about your ministry to moms.
  • Talk a bit about How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You?  What prompted you to write it? Who does it speak to?
  • What tips do you have for new parents who are wondering if they’re up to the task of parenting (….homeschooling…etc)?
  • In your book, How Many Times, you encourage parents to take the “Dare” challenge. What is that all about?
  • What are some of the projects are you currently working on these days?
  • Talk a bit about your love of hymns – which is your favorite? Why do you feel they’re so important today?
  • What is your favorite scripture and why?
  • How do you balance being a homeschooling mom, author, and speaker?
  • You and your husband own Apologia Educational Ministries – tell us more about Apologia.
  • One last word of encouragement