Interview with Derek and Amy Weichel, Author of A Chance to Change

10 Aug 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write A Chance to Change?

As part of our desire to create the right environment and surroundings in which to raise our children, we were led to write this book. We have used the process outlined in it to create our own intentional Family Growth Plan that has transformed how we raise our children in all aspects, especially in their intentional teaching of God’s word in the home. We are dedicated to providing resources to help parents more intentionally point their children to Jesus for this and future generations.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of A Chance to Change, what would they be?

I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why) by Alabama.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Our favorite genre to read is non-fiction parenting and family life – primarily Christian-focused.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Mama Bear Apologetics, Education: Does God Have an Opinion?, & Hard Is Not The Same Thing As Bad.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The Epilogue and the description of the new family photo.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

We primarily wrote this while we were traveling in our car.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Proverbs 27:17 – As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

When it comes to intentional Christian parenting, it is important to have a Family Spiritual Growth Plan and remember that different can be good.


Derek and Amy Weichel is the author of the new book A Chance to Change

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