Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Parenting with Grace and Truth

Parenting with Grace and Truth: Leading and Loving Your Kids Like Jesus 

Parenting with Grace and Truth is a timely book for to parents who desire to live and lead like Jesus. You will be drawn to the "grace and truth" concept because our culture idolizes serving self over others, which makes it incredibly difficult to raise children from a biblical foundation. In twelve chapters, author Dan Seaborn explores the notion of what parenting would be like if you handled the delicate balance of speaking truth into your children’s lives, while loving your kids with a heart full of grace. How could following Jesus' example change your parenting and your relationship with your kids?

Published January 1st 2017
 by Shiloh Run Press  

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The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, 
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
~John 1:14 NIV


My Thoughts:

This is an interesting book for parents of any age child to help lead and guide in their growing years.  Parenting is one of the hardest job a person will encounter simply because your actions as well as others can and will have a tremendous influence over a child.  It would be so much easier if babies came with manuals, but also they don't.
I found this to be a helpful book  and wish it had been  out years ago.
This book is divided into 8 short chapters and at the end of each chapter you will find a list of questions to consider.  Some may consider these hard or deep questions, but they help you to reflect on what you have just read.  It may be easy to use a journal and write out your answers if that helps keeping you on tract.  Then he give you practical ideas to implement in your life which honestly are not difficult. 
In the first chapter he discusses how to develop good character in your children and how reminds us that children develop character by emulating others behavior and by responding to how we encourage their behavior.  He also reminds us that character is not just about behavior, but also how they respond in situations.  I felt this was an important chapter and reread it, studied it and made notes about ways to implement his advise.  The next chapter I found the same, in fact each chapter I read I found something very important about and went back and studied it more closely.  My journal was full by the end of this book.  
In the very back of the book is a scripture index and also a place for notes.  
I found this a helpful book and would recommend it to anyone.  
**I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

  Author's Bio:

Dan Seaborn is the founder of Winning At Home, an organization that supports marriages and families, and Director of the Marriage & Family Division of AACC.  As an author and speaker, Dan uses humor, practical illustrations, and real-life examples to teach others how to win at home. He has authored twelve books and holds a master’s degree in Christian ministries.

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