Saturday, February 14, 2015

Help For a Family In Need Or Preparation For A Future Family

This is a book that would have been very helpful to me many years ago when my kids were young. It took me a while to learn to pick and choose the battles with my kids and to remember that my house was to be a safe comfort zone for them. It wasn't turmoil, but it could have been a much more protective space for them where I was not concerned so much with all the "stuff" we have to do everyday.

I really appreciated how Michelle applied Scripture thoughtfully and carefully to enhance what she was trying to get across, instead of finding a verse and making it fit. The applications were wonderful and I think it would be easy for any family to apply these things to their lives.

The whole book was written in a way that you feel like Michelle is a friend who really wants to help you out, something I really appreciate.

If you have small children, plan to have them or someone you love fits either of those stages in life, this would make a great gift for them!

About the book:
We all want to guide our children into the abundant life that Jesus offers. But when we pursue the more and better that the world offers above our pursuit of Jesus, we fall into dangerous parenting habits. In Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family, Michelle Anthony unpacks six common dysfunctional parenting styles that we fall into out of habit, lack of attention, or just oversight due to busyness. If you long to show your children Jesus but don't know how to do it, you'll find hope in this practical guide to creating a relentlessly grace-filled home that is focused on God as first in charge. Includes Scripture guides, reflection questions, ideas for family rites of passage, and other real life family examples.

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About the author:
Michelle Anthony is the vice president of Learning Resources and Family Ministry Architect at David C Cook and the author of Spiritual Parenting, Dreaming of More for the Next Generation, A Theology of Family Ministry, and The Big God Story. Michelle has graduate degrees in Christian education, theology, and leadership and over twenty-five years of church ministry experience as a children's and family pastor. She lives in Colorado Springs and loves a good book and a cup of coffee.

Find Michelle online: website, Facebook, Twitter

We received samples of the products for the purpose of review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are those of the author.

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