Bread on the Water

Generosity without condition or expectation

by David W. Poindexter



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/6/2024

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9798385024179
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9798385024162

About the Book

Jesus broke the cultural rules of his time. With the only miracle found in all four gospels, he focuses on the humble generosity of eight-year-old David as the catalyst for feeding five thousand families. In Bread on the Water, a fictional story steeped in the scriptures, author David W. Poindexter teaches we must have the faith of a child to enter the kingdom of God.

This work offers a fresh and meaningful story, creating faces and names around this miracle of Jesus. The miracle of feeding five thousand inspires us to ask, “What’s in my lunch?” and then find the courage to place it in the hands of the one who can do the most with it. The included journal allows families to write their own story of generosity.

Bread on the Water is the first book in Family on Purpose: A Series for Building Core Family Values. The stories are inspired by true, firsthand accounts of Jesus’s ministry found in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; each miracle found in scripture stands on its own. This creative narrative offers direction in goodness and encourages fresh insight and deeper understanding. Other character topics include values such as grit, adventure, gratitude, and more.

About the Author

David W. Poindexter, a creative and entrepreneur, has served youth and families for more than thirty years in education, ministry, and nonprofits. A master’s in education and counseling provide a foundation for supporting children and families. He helps people discover their strengths, gifts, and passion. It could be leading mission trips to Haiti and Nicaragua, organizing service projects and soccer camps for refugee communities, or climbing Stone Mountain with grandsons, David’s answer to any invitation into adventure is, “I’m in.” He and his wife have four daughters and two grandsons, for now.