Karen Whiting has written several books.  The two that we talk about in the interview are 52 Weekly Devotions for Busy Families and The Gift of Bread.

Karen shares about her background and her very large family; 5 children and 12 grandchildren.  Karen has heard moms say the thing they are glad they did were devotions with their kids.  Or she has heard moms say they wish they would have done devotions with their kids.

I highly recommend the 52 Weekly Devotions for Busy Families.  The book is very intentional for busy families.  It is colorful and full of hands on activities.  No to mention that the activities help the kids remember the lessons in the devotion. In addition,  I recommended this as a fabulous Christmas gift for families.

The second book we talk about is the Gift of Bread.  To clarify it is much more than a recipe book.  Karen’s family has a heritage of sharing meals together.  Even the time of preparing meals together.


Karen WhitingKaren Whiting is an international speaker, former television host, and award-winning author of eighteen books. She has written more than six hundred articles for more than sixty publications and loves to let creativity splash over the pages of what she writes. Currently, Karen writes for Leading Hearts and Molly Green Magazines. She writes for women, families, children, and the military. Best sellers include God’s Girls and The One Year My Princess Devotions. Karen has lived in many states, almost always near the water. She is a widow, the mother of five including two rocket scientists (yes, for real) and a grandmother.


52 Devotions for Busy Families52 Weekly Devotions for Busy Families: Choose The Level that Fits Your Life Style

Enjoy having 52 weekly devotions packed with engaging stories, hands-on activities, memory verses, and relevant discussion questions. Flexibly designed for families with busy schedules, the easy-to-read 52 Weekly Devotions for Busy Families is the perfect way to get your whole family together for fun and memorable moments while building a personal connection with God! Transform your family with 52 week devotions that include–

5 Key Features of 52 Weekly Devotions for Busy Families

  1. Flexible and Easy-to-Use: Spend anywhere between 5 minutes to an hour. At bedtime or at the dinner table, start any time, anywhere! Offers clear instructions and a simple format
  2. Short and Meaningful. Enjoy having 2-4 minute devotions that are engaging, relatable, and meaningful. Great for on-the-go families!
  3. Bible-based. 2-4 minute Scripture reading, with “going deeper” options.
  4. Hands-On Activities. Help your family connect to God and each other with 150 optional activities that will help build firm faith foundations with fun family interaction.
  5. Age-Appropriate. The questions and activities range from easy (preschool) to more thoughtful (middle school). So, you can ask each child a different question at their level.

Perfect for family ministry, personal use, church giveaways, and more. Softcover, 224 pages, 5.5″x7.5″


The Gift of Bread: Recipes for the Heart and Table

The Gift of BreadA feast for the senses that combines inviting recipes, thoughtful reflections, encouragement, and instruction for how to live fully on God’s provision.

Thirty-one chapters, each featuring detailed and easy-to-follow recipes for breads of every kind, celebrate the many ways we come together around the table. Whether you are a baker who enjoys thoughtful, inspirational writing or a reader who loves a good cookbook, you will find heartfelt stories and inspirations throughout this book. Expert tips, how-tos, and pointers will turn even a novice into a successful baker, and the writing will encourage readers to reach out and share their bounty with others, while thanking God for their daily bread.