Runner Up New York Book Festival
Runner Up Beach Book Festival
San Francisco Book Festival Award
What life lessons do you want to teach your children?
What if you don’t live to communicate them?
Richard Battle asked himself the same questions when he became a father for the first time at 45 years old. In Richard’s words, “I wrote my six-month-old son, John, a letter sharing 43 Christian Scriptural truths in case I didn’t survive to teach them to him. Unfortunately, John passed three months later before he could learn these lessons.” The Unopened Present reveals a father’s love and the unopened present left behind by a life cut short. The easy-to-read format aids parents in teaching younger children and enables older children to discover the wisdom in these lessons.
What People Say
The Unopened Present is a rich treasure chest of practical, Biblical wisdom. The brief, easy-to-read lessons are relevant to all who seek to live life well. Thank you, Richard Battle, for sharing blessings that have come from your brokenness.” —Anne Graham Lotz Speaker & Author of over 20 books
“Richard’s book is for all people, regardless of where you are on life’s journey. It was written as a letter to his son, but the topics, applications, and backup scriptures in each chapter will give any reader valuable lessons for a life well lived. Read this book and then share it with others.” —Reagan Lambert Former Director Austin/Central Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes
“Raising children with integrity, strong character and resilient mental fortitude has never been more needed than in today’s confused and exposed culture. The Unopened Present will equip you to parent with confidence and inspire you to build up your family using key precepts and principles that are easily applied and discussed with all ages. The perfect homeschool resource or graduation gift to encourage youth to step forward with influence.” —Cathy Endebrock Radio and Podcast Host, “LoveTalk” on The Bridge Austin, Today’s Central Texas Christian Talk, Executive Director, Let’s Pray Today Ministries, Author, “My Voice, His Heart:
Experiencing Prayer in God’s Will”