The Christian Parenting Handbook

The Christian Parenting Handbook imageBooks about parenting are a dime a dozen.  Christian books about parenting may only cost you a couple of cents a dozen.  There are tons and tons and tons of them out there.  Some are good and some will make you long to watch water drip from a faucet.  Some will change the way you think about parenting, and some will promise amazing results in only seven days with their time tested program.

What is lacking in the Christian Parenting genre is a book that not only addresses the why of parenting based on Christian principles but the how.  Missing that is….until now.  With the launch today of Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller’s new book The Christian Parenting Handbook, a void is filled in helping parents to understand HOW to apply biblical principals to raising their kids.

This book is exactly what the title implies.  It is a handbook for parents on how to raise their kids in a way that addresses the heart issues your child faces throughout their young and adolescent years.  From the very first chapter which may catch you off guard – “Consistency Is Overrated” to the 50th chapter (“The Value of Grandparents”), this book will help you move from a behavioral control model of parenting to a model that addresses the core issues of the heart.

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Sunday School Teachers A to Z by Keith Hammond (A Dad in the Middle Review)

Front CoverMost of the reviews I do here on Dad in the Middle are from sources that I knew something about prior to agreeing to review the resources.  This book was an exception.  I was contacted by someone asking if I would do the review, and I decided to go ahead and do it.  I am always on the lookout for good new children’s ministry resources.

After receiving the book, I realized that it was geared more towards traditional adult Sunday School environments, but I was still hopeful that some of the information would be transferable to a children’s ministry setting.  With that background, the following is my review.

The Book

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#8: The Divorce Helpbook for Kids by Cynthia McGregor (52 Books / 52 Weeks)

This year, I’ve set a goal to read 52 books in 52 weeks. You can see my list and track my progress here. If you’re interested in taking the challenge yourself and joining a group of people with the same commitment, please request to join our Facebook group. The group will remain open to new members through February, but the later you join, the more catching up you will have to do. In addition to tracking what I’ve read in my original list, one way I intend to keep current with this goal is write a short article about each book as I finish them. You will be able to visit Amazon’s page for each of the books by clicking on the image or the title below.

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The Divorce Helpbook for Kids (Rebuilding Books; For Divorce and Beyond) by Cynthia MacGregor

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#9: The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (52 Books / 52 Weeks)

This year, I’ve set a goal to read 52 books in 52 weeks. You can see my list and track my progress here. If you’re interested in taking the challenge yourself and joining a group of people with the same commitment, please request to join our Facebook group. The group will remain open to new members through February, but the later you join, the more catching up you will have to do. In addition to tracking what I’ve read in my original list, one way I intend to keep current with this goal is write a short article about each book as I finish them. You will be able to visit Amazon’s page for each of the books by clicking on the image or the title below.

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The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis

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#7: Voices of Children of Divorce by David Royko (52 Books / 52 Weeks)

This year, I’ve set a goal to read 52 books in 52 weeks. You can see my list and track my progress here. If you’re interested in taking the challenge yourself and joining a group of people with the same commitment, please request to join our Facebook group. The group will remain open to new members through February, but the later you join, the more catching up you will have to do. In addition to tracking what I’ve read in my original list, one way I intend to keep current with this goal is write a short article about each book as I finish them. You will be able to visit Amazon’s page for each of the books by clicking on the image or the title below.

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Voices of Children of Divorce by David Royko

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#6: Indescribable by Louie Giglio and Matt Redman (52 Books / 52 Weeks)

This year, I’ve set a goal to read 52 books in 52 weeks. You can see my list and track my progress here. If you’re interested in taking the challenge yourself and joining a group of people with the same commitment, please request to join our Facebook group. The group will remain open to new members through February, but the later you join, the more catching up you will have to do. In addition to tracking what I’ve read in my original list, one way I intend to keep current with this goal is write a short article about each book as I finish them. You will be able to visit Amazon’s page for each of the books by clicking on the image or the title below.

TITLE & AUTHOR

Indescribable: Encountering the Glory of God in the Beauty of the Universe by Louie Giglio and Matt Redman

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