Now on sale: ‘Napkin’ reflection book by Rev. Tyler Strange

A napkin a day. That’s the premise of the newest book available from the Advocate Press.

Called “What I Want My Kids (And Me) to Know: Building Better Humans One Napkin at a Time,” by the Rev. Tyler Strange, this simultaneously  thoughtful and helpful book is now for sale and available.

It is the 26th title from the Advocate Press, a project of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate that launched in 2017 to produce books of interest to South Carolina United Methodists on matters of faith and to amplify regional voices and those that advocate for the advancement of the kingdom of God.

On his daughter’s first day of second grade, Strange, a South Carolina United Methodist pastor, had an idea—write an encouraging note on a napkin and tuck it into her lunchbox.

His daughter loved it, and the “lunchbox napkin” soon became an invitation to inspire one another to be better humans.

In addition to the napkins, Strange began to write daily reflections for adults geared around similar themes of that day’s napkin. Soon, the napkins began to meet adults in the tensions of their lives. His friends also began using the napkins to serve the children in their lives.

Now, his project has turned into a book of 45 “napkin thoughts” to help everyone discover new ways to become better humans.

Take a napkin journey with Strange and see how you, too, can embrace a future of hope, whimsy and much-needed dialogue—all because of a napkin.

The book is available as an ebook and a paperback on Amazon as well as on the Advocate’s website at

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