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RWYK Author Interview: Doug Gaston on BELIEVEBooks Series

In today’s world, it’s hard to make sure your child gets the messages and values that you want instilled in them. In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, we welcome Judge and a debut author Doug Gaston of BELIEVE! Books series that are designed to lift your child up and put good things inside them. The first 2 books in the BELIEVEBooks© Series have been released and they are “Believe” and “Turtle or Tortoise”.

Judge Gaston spoke to us about the meaning behind his two books.  He stressed the importance of believing in yourself and working hard for it. He also read a page from his book and discussed what inspired him to write for children and how to encourage kids to Believe! Be sure to listen in & enjoy!


Here’s more information about DOUG GASTON

BELIEVEBooks© Series by Doug GastonAs author, public servant, and educator, DOUG GASTON is devoted to the cause of lifting up the next generation of children to heights even greater than they can dream.

Doug serves as judge in his home county in Missouri, including as Juvenile Court Judge, presiding over cases of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. BELIEVE! began as a way to touch those lives with mentors and scholarships. Doug is also the Founder and Chair of The Constitution Revolution©, an innovative, experiential educational experience for high school and college students.

Every part of Doug’s work is built on a simple premise: That each and every life is exceptional, valuable, and eternal. He knows that your child was created with a mighty purpose to fulfill in this life, and his greatest prayer is that these little books will be a small step on that beautiful journey to create a magical, exceptional, and victorious life for your child!

More about Turtle or Tortoise

Turtle or Tortoise by Doug Gaston“Of all the mistakes you’ve mistook, As you’ve searched around the brook, We’ve still all been friends no matter shapes or skins, It matters who we are not how we look…” BELIEVE Books celebrates the life of every child. We start with this belief: Your child is born with a unique, meaningful, and mighty purpose. BELIEVE Books is your partner on the journey to create exceptional, valuable, and eternal lives. BELIEVE Books are designed to help your child believe in themselves and all they are capable of. We want to fill their hearts with wisdom, humor, compassion, and belief in the good stuff. We hope our books and their missions give a spark to the heart of every child who reads them and a vision of greater purpose and strength, and that years from now they will be living the lives for which they were created lives of meaning, value, and real happiness.

All proceeds from BELIEVE Books sales go to the charitable cause highlighted in each particular book and have immediate impact on critical issues. That means that even the act of buying these books is helping change the world. ALL PROCEEDS FOR THIS BOOK BENEFIT HEIFER INTERNATIONAL Heifer International s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, we have provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. We currently work in more than 25 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become self-reliant.

Want your child (children?) to Believe in Themselves and in all they are meant to be? Click the link below to buy a copy of BELIEVE! books today to lift your child up and put good things inside them!



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In this episode, 

  • You’ll get a taste of Turtle or Tortoise? as Judge Gaston reads out a page from his book
  • More about Turtle or Tortoise? and BELIEVE!
  • What inspired Judge Gaston to transform his ideas into children’s book
  • What does Judge Gaston hopes that readers will gain from reading his series?
  • What’s next in the BELIEVE Book series, some fun facts about his book, his  future plans and much more. Tune in as Judge Doug encourages parents to believe in the magic inside every child!


Find out more about Doug Gaston and where to buy his books at


Twitter: @believebooks



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