Several months back here on Dad in the  Middle, I reviewed the book Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony.  In that review, I wrote:

This is not a book about controlling our children’s behavior so that we are not embarrassed or inconvenienced by their behavior (a very man-centered approach to parenting) it is about parenting in a way which brings honor and glory to God and set our kids on a spiritual path towards God.  Ms. Anthony describes her own goals for passing on a transforming faith to her kids:

  • a faith in which kids would know and hear God’s voice;
  • a faith in which they would desire to obey God; and
  • a faith in which they would obey God not by their own power but by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Now, the same principles that served as the basis of that ground breaking book have been gathered together into a DVD Curriculum that you can share with the parents in your church.  This six session DVD set will equip and empower parents to nurture their children’s faith and create an environment conducive to helping your kids have “God Encounters” in their everyday life.

What the Set Includes

The DVD set includes the following:

Session 1: Awakening to Spiritual Parenting
Session 2: Environments for Cultivating Faith and Storytelling

Session 3: Identity and Faith Community
Session 4: Service and Out of the Comfort Zone

Session 5: Responsibility and Course Correction
Session 6: Love and Respect, Knowing, and Modeling

Get people excited about Spiritual Parenting with great tools like participant worksheets, a promo video, customizable posters, postcards, and more!

What I Liked

As was evident from my review of the book, I love the theory and the theology behind this work.  I said that the book was a must read for all Christian parents, and I believe that all parents could benefit from this DVD series.  As a church children’s ministry, you would do your congregation a great service by offering this curriculum to the parents in your church.

The presentations are easy to follow and allow time for personal interactions between the participants to allow the parents in your church to build relationships that are sure to help them in their parenting adventures.  Michelle Anthony is engaging and clearly passionate about helping parents raise this children with a biblical worldview.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this DVD series to church leaders, parents and anyone else interested in raising the next generation of spiritual champions.

What I Didn’t Like

Frankly, there wasn’t much.  I found some of the sessions to be a little less focused than I might I have liked, but by the time each was over, I was surprised how quickly the time had passed.

About Michelle Anthony

Michelle Anthony, Ed D, is Pastor of Family Ministries at ROCKHARBOR Church in Costa Mesa, California. A former professor at Biola University and Talbot School of Theology, Dr. Anthony has written over a dozen resources for Christian Education and Family/Youth Ministries. She is also the Family Ministry Architect for David C Cook. Michelle and her husband, Michael, have two children and live in Orange County, California. You can find out more about her at www.MichelleAnthony.org.

More Information

You can find out more, or order a copy of this DVD set, at any of the following locations:


I was provided access to the DVD videos for purposes of compiling this review.  Portions of the descriptive information in this review were taken from the David C. Cook website at http://www.davidccook.com/catalog/Detail.cfm?sn=107193&source=search.

1 Comment

  1. do you have the curriculum? I plan to view it on right now media website