Books

Daystar is proud to have many published authors on staff, including:



Intentional Parenting

Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan

Intentional Parenting is built around 12 chapters that each dispel some of the most common parenting myths. It also reminds all parents of truths that can empower them to be not only the parents their children need without feeling guilty, but also be the individuals that God called them to be.

 

Raising Boys and Girls

Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan

NEW parenting curriculum by Sissy, David & Melissa! 

Raising Boys and Girls helps adults understand the differences in girls and boys and learn to use tools that will help them communicate, understand, and connect with kids of all ages. Parents, grandparents, church volunteers, and other caregivers of children from preschool to high school can learn to recognize that being a positive adult example for their boys and girls is one of the most important jobs they have. It's a great resource for: Sunday School classes, parenting classes at church or as a community outreach, and teacher training at church.

 

Modern Parents, Vintage Values

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

"This is it! The book I've been waiting for as a mom! Modern Parents, Vintage Values answers every question I've thought about as a concerned and invested parent, giving practical and biblical solutions to each situation...today, my life just got a little easier. I need 2 copies of this book-one for my nightstand and one for my purse."       -Candace Cameron Bure, actress, author, Reshaping It All

"This book refreshes a parents heart and gives them permission to return to what God meant us to spend our time doing all along: instill virtues into our children. You'll love the practical ideas! I did." -Dannah Gresh, author, Secret Keeper Girl and co-author, Lies Young Women Believe

 

Raising Girls

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

"Every chapter of Raising Girls brought heartfelt cheers of yes, yes, yes as I read, sometimes laughing out loud, sometimes getting choked up." - Amy Grant

"I'm so grateful for this book--for the hours, months, weeks, and years and years of conversations that have helped Sissy and Melissa understand, so deeply and completely, what it feels like to be a girl and what tools their parents need to help girls grow into the beautiful, splendid creatures God intended them to be." - Cindy Morgan

 

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys

Stephen James and David Thomas

"God has entrusted a unique and powerful gift to David Thomas to understand the complex language of a boy's heart and to help interpret it for those of us who love and lead boys.  This is an important book about a very important subject." - Steven Curtis Chapman and Mary Beth Chapman

"David Thomas is a godsend! I cannot express how valuable he has been to the life of my son.  His compassion and love for children is overwhelming.  I know that this book will impact parents and children like no other. This is a must-read for every parent." - Sara Evans, recording artist

 

The Back Door to Your Teen's Heart

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

"We all want to have good relationships and communication with our teens.  In this book Sissy and Melissa share some tried-and-true methods to reach your teen gleaned from their many years of counseling.  I think parents reading this will be helped greatly!" - Dennis Rainey

"This book represents years, thousands of hours, of rich, life-changing involvement wit teens.  It could become a classic!" - Larry Crabb

 

Becoming a Dad: A Spiritual, Emotional And Practical Guide

Stephen James and David Thomas
 

Growing Up Without Getting Lost: Discovering Your identity in Christ

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

For girls 15-19

"What a valuable resource for high school girls! We have known Melissa over the years as a youth leader, mentor, and friend, and Sissy as a gifted counselor and mentor to many teens in our community. Now, they are authors who have produced a work that will help girls all over the country discover who God is calling them to be."
-Michael W. and Debbie Smith, Author, Songwriters, and Recording Artist, Parents of 5

 

Mirrors & Maps: A Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

for girls 11-14


“There’s nothing like setting out on a journey that’s clearly mapped in front of you. Mirrors & Maps does just that! I love the way it not only prepares young girls for the road ahead but also allows them to get to know themselves better along the way. I only wish this book had been around for my journey. Dream big!” - Melinda Doolittle, American Idol Finalist and Recording Artist
We’re not in Kansas anymore...

 

How to Hit a Curveball, Grill the Perfect Steak, and Become a Real Man

Stephen James and David Thomas
 

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