During the last month, I have had the wonderful opportunity to review a pre-release version of The Christian Parenting Handbook by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller. This new resource for Christain parents was not only good in my eyes, but also in many others’ as the book sold out in its first week at each of its major distribution outlets. These included Amazon, Christian Books, Barnes and Noble, and others.
What is all the hype about? The Christian Parenting Handbook is not a book about the newest 100 best ways of disciplining your child. It is a 200 page volume that is broken up into 50 easy to read chapters. Each chapter focuses on a strategy that focuses on ways of reaching your child’s heart and influencing it. Let me say that one more time, This book is about influencing your child’s heart. As a Christian parent, what could possibly be more important than changing my child’s heart so that she truly loves her God first and others second. I have never met a Christian parent that said that any effort that brought about greater Christ-like behavior and attitudes was a waste of time.
The Christian Parenting Handbook is a resource that helps parents to do just that. Each chapter provides a clear, simple strategy and then is followed up with a quick story about how it was really applied in a given family. This is not a complex system of child discipline. After reading just the first chapter, you are equipped to start making intentional changes in how you parent and will begin seeing a difference in how your child responds to you and situations that they come into contact with. These chapters are not only short, but also easy to read. They work great as a quick follow up or supplement to your morning devotions.
So what seems to be the problem of the month in your home. Disobedience? Temper Tantrums? Procrastination? Sibling Rivalry? I challenge you that whatever you are dealing with on the homefront, there is an approach in the Christian Parenting Handbook that can help equip you to take on the situation. Our children range in age from 8 to 16. We have already implemented many of the strategies in how we respond to them, especially in some of the challenges we encounter in homeschooling.
All of the major book distributors are restocking their shelves. I would highly recommend you get your copy of the Christian Parenting Handbook and find out why those first copies were gone so quickly.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this product through Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.