Finding time for devotions with God isn’t always easy. But what if you could attach something you know you should do, to something you already do? You spend at least five minutes sitting on the toilet every day, right? What if you used that time to do devotions?


Don’t Forget to Flush is geared toward instigating the habit of a devotional routine in kids ages 9 to 12 years old. Written from the perspective of a snarky preteen boy, this devotional will make you think, laugh, and connect with God all while sitting on the toilet. Don’t Forget to Flush contains 99 devotions that connect ordinary bathroom items to faith-filled practices and character building ideas to take beyond the bathroom into everyday life.

Kevin and Britta Alton have spent two decades advocating for and ministering to families and children of all ages. Kevin is the co-creator of the web & social media resources Youthworker Circuit and content curator for the Science for Youth Ministry project. He has written, co-authored, and contributed to several books including, The Whirl Story Bible, God’s Graffiti Devotional, Faith Forward Volume 2, and SENT, Youth Study Book. Britta loves finding ways to assist, protect and build strong character through vocation or volunteerism. They live happily in the countryside with their two wonderful boys near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Praise for Don’t Forget to Flush:

Martin Luther read the Bible “in the privy”…so why not teenagers?  Kevin and Britta Alton turn daily devotions on their head with this lively book, written especially for guys at the age where a little privacy matters. Some faiths don’t mix holy reading with bodily functions, but Christianity insists that no closed door can keep God out. Don’t Forget to Flush is a daily reminder that God is with us even in the crappiest of places.

Kenda Creasy Dean

parent, pastor, and Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church and Culture, Princeton Theological Seminary

Author, Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church and How Youth Ministry Can Change Theological Education—If We Let It


I’ve always said that parenting is so easy in the theoretical, and so hard in practice. That’s why we all need this book! Don’t Forget to Flush is both fun and formative. I think your kids will enjoy it, and I’m sure you’ll love it. It promises to open up many conversations between you and your child about faith.

Andrew Root

Author of The Grace of Dogs: A Boy, a Black Lab, and Father’s Search for the Canine Soul (Convergent, 2017)   



Don’t Forget to Flush

  • ISBN: 9781506427010
  • Format: Paperback
  • Age Range: 9-12; Children; Family; Grades 5-6; Middle School
  • Publisher: Sparkhouse Family
  • Publication Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017