Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting: For Grandparents at Any Stage of the Journey  -     By: Milt Harris, Lydia Harris
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Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting: For Grandparents at Any Stage of the Journey

AMG Publishers / 2010 / Paperback

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Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting provides six weeks of Bible-study lessons to help grandparents and those about to be grandparents. Each week contains five lessons with Scriptures, illustrations, and insights from grandparents, a "grand thought" takeaway, and a prayer. Weekends include: "grand-slam" ideas for activities with children, devotionals for grandparents, and Sunday prayers (for grandparents to pray for themselves along with scripture-based prayers to pray for their grandchildren). The study also features quotes from grandchildren about their grandparents. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: AMG Publishers
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 10.00 X 7.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0899570135
ISBN-13: 9780899570136
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Publisher's Description

"I am not  ready to be a grandmother."  That's what author Lydia Harris said when she first learned that she was about to enter a new stage of life.  Many of us like to prepare for new stages, and Lydia wanted to in this instance, but she just  wasn't sure how  to get ready to become a grandparent .  She pondered questions like, "What role did grandparents play?" and "What  should I do to prepare?" Npw ten years and four grandchildren later, Lydia knows that grandparenting is an ezciting and important role.  She's also learned a few things she wishes she had known before she became a grandparent .  Her learning experience prompted her to write this Bible study to help you prepare your heart for grandparenting.  And even if you have been a grandparent for several years. you can still prepare your heart to be a better grandparent in the days ahead.

Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting provides six weeks of Bible-study lessons to help grandparents and those about to be grandparents.  Each week contains five lessons with Scriptures, illustrations and insights from grandparents, a :grand-thought" takeaway, and a prayer.  Weekends include: "grand-slam" ideas for activities with grandchildren, devotionals for grandparents, and Sunday prayers (for grandparents to pray for themselves along with scripture-based prayers to pray for their grandchildren).  The study also features quotes from grandchildren about their prandparents.

Author Bio

Lydia Harris earned her bachelors degree and teaching certificate in 1967 and then followed that up with a master's degree a couple years later.  Lydia has ten years of experience as a grandmother with four grandchildren, ages 3  to 9.  Her grandchildren help her test recipes that are published in Focus on the Family's Clubhouse Jr. magazines for children.  In addition to her involvement with her church and Moms In Touch International, she has accumulated over 600 bylines since 1997 by contributing to thirteen books and writing articles, book reviews, devotions, and an ongoing column with nearly a million readers.  In 2000, the Oregon Christian Writers Conference honored Lydia with its "Writer of the Year" award.  Lydia and her husband, Milt, currently make their home in the Seattle area.

Features & Benefits of <i>Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting</i>

  • Lydia and Milt have developed a questionnaire and surveyed grandparents to gather interesting stories and quotes.
  • The Bible study contains heartwarming comments and stories from grandchildren about their grandparents.
  • Each week contains five lessons with Scriptures, illustrations and insights from grandparents, a "grand-thought" takeaway, and a prayer.
  • Sidebar helps along with charts and graphs highlight key scriptures being studied and add a visually stimulating dimension to Bible study.
  • In keeping with the Preparing My Heart Bible study series format, the readability is more reminiscent of a devotional book rather than your typical Bible study guide
  • Author Bio

    Lydia Harris earned her bachelors degree and teaching certificate in 1967 and then followed that up with a master's degree a couple years later. Lydia has ten years of experience as a grandmother with four grandchildren, ages 3 to 9. Her grandchildren help her test recipes that are published in Focus on the Family's Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. magazines for children. In addition to her involvement with her church and Moms in Touch International, she has accumulated over 600 bylines since 1997 by contributing to thirteen books and writing articles, book reviews, devotions, and an ongoing column with nearly a million readers. In 2000, the Oregon Christian Writers Conference honored Lydia wit its "Writer of the Year" award. Lydia and her husband, Milt, currently make their home in the Seattle area.

    Publisher Description

    "I am not ready to be a grandmother." That's what author Lydia Harris said when she first learned that she was about to enter a new stage of life. Many of us like to prepare for new stages, and Lydia wanted to in this instance, but she just wasn't sure how to get ready to become a grandparent. She pondered questions like, "What roles did grandparents play?" and "What should I do to prepare?"

    Now, ten years and four adorable grandchildren later, Lydia knows that grandparenting is an exciting and important role. She's also learned a few things she wishes she had known before she became a grandparent. Her learning experience prompted her to write this Bible study to help you prepare your heart for grandparenting. And even if you have been a grandparent for several years, you can still prepare your heart to be a better grandparent in the days ahead.

    Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting provides six weeks of Bible-study lessons to help grandparents and those about to be grandparents. Each week contains five lessons with Scriptures, illustrations, and insights from grandparents, a "grand thought" takeaway, and a prayer. Weekends include: "grand-slam" ideas for activities with children, devotionals for grandparents, and Sunday prayers (for grandparents to pray for themselves along with scripture-based prayers to pray for their grandchildren). The study also features quotes from grandchildren about their grandparents. Paperback.

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    1. Adam77
      Missouri
      Age: Over 65
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      This book is rich with teaching and encouragement
      September 4, 2012
      Adam77
      Missouri
      Age: Over 65
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      "Ready or not, here I come," is the way Lydia E. Harris introduces her wonderful book, Preparing my Heart for Grandparenting.

      It's actually a Bible study, but what a study! Whether you have difficulty preparing for the new role as a grandparent, or you are at another stage of the journey, this book is spiritual dynamite. There's enough encouraging scripture in here to propel us beyond our misgivings, worries, our sins such as jealousy of the other grandparents, and take us and our grandchildren to heaven.

      For instance, the author uses three Bible translations for James 5:16:

      1. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. (New International Version)

      2. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. (New Living Translation)

      3. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.((New American Standard Bible).

      The subject matter of this book goes way beyond spoiling grandchildren.

      The first lesson, complete with space for the reader to take notes, focuses on God's view of children; How we should relate to our adult children; Our roles with grandchildren; the need to share grandparenting; and the need sometimes for forgiveness in grandparenting

      Lydia Harris and her husband wholeheartedly enjoy being grandparents, and this book expands beyond their opinions. The book is full of little tidbits from other grandpas and grandmas. Even grandchildren of varying ages offer their wisdom about their Nannas and Papas.

      I view each section of the book as valuable, but among the top subjects are "Relating to Adult Children and praying for and with your grandchildren. The biblical promises that go with every chapter are a good source for having faith for our grandchildren and many other areas of life.

      The chapter on the fruits of the Spirit, necessary for success in every area of life but also valuable in this sometimes challenging role, is wonderfully put together.

      I heartily recommend this book.

      "Ready or not, here I come," is the way Lydia E. Harris introduces her wonderful book, Preparing my Heart for Grandparenting.

      It's actually a Bible study, but what a study! Whether you have difficulty preparing for the new role as a grandparent, or you are at another stage of the journey, this book is spiritual dynamite. There's enough encouraging scripture in here to propel us beyond our misgivings, worries, our sins such as jealousy of the other grandparents, and take us and our grandchildren to heaven.

      The subject matter goes way beyond spoiling grandchildren.

      The first lesson, complete with space for the reader to take notes, focuses on God's view of children; How we should relate to our adult children; Our roles with grandchildren; the need to share grandparenting; and the need sometimes for forgiveness in grandparenting

      Lydia Harris and her husband wholeheartedly enjoy being grandparents, and this book expands beyond their opinions. The book is full of little tidbits from other grandpas and grandmas. Even grandchildren of varying ages offer their wisdom about their Nannas and Papas.

      I view each section of the book as valuable, but among the top subjects are "Relating to Adult Children and praying for and with your grandchildren. The biblical promises that go with every chapter are a good source for having faith for our grandchildren and many other areas of life.

      The chapter on the fruits of the Spirit, necessary for success in every area of life but also valuable in this sometimes challenging role, is wonderfully put together.

      I recommend this book.

      Note: I was provided a copy of this book by the author, but receiving it without cost in no way influenced my opinion.
    2. jannza
      Chicago, IL
      Age: 45-54
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      Outstanding Tool for the Grandparenting Years!
      October 28, 2011
      jannza
      Chicago, IL
      Age: 45-54
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      More than a self-help book, Grandma Tea, as she is lovingly called by her own grandchildren, has provided a wonderful mix of thought-provoking questions, inspirational guidance, and clear directions from God's word in this fascinating Bible study.

      Grandparenting is a holy calling, and the thought and love you put into this sacred role pays off in eternal benefits. Enjoy learning while you complete a very well-rounded study while laying a solid foundation for relationships which will bring glory and honor to God. Each day's lesson sets the tone for learning, gives you some heart work to ponder, encouragement, an opportunity to write out your thoughts and responses to Scripture. Your daily study wraps up with a grand thought and prayer.

      And as is common, this study has a lesson for five consecutive days but imagine my joy when I discovered a weekend devotion which complements the lessons I've been studying all week.

      I love the fact that I can work my way through these bite-size assignments and journal my feelings and responses to each day's lesson right in the book. As I spend time prayerfully considering my thoughts and commitment to such precious relationships, I know that the journal I'm creating will be a treasure to my daughters and sons one day. Handing over the baton of grandparenting will be even sweeter as they look into my heart through words written years before.

      I am so happy to have my own copy and will be pleased to purchase additional copies for my friends as they become grandparents as well. This book is a perfect study to a blessed calling God may have placed on your life.

      No matter where you are now, whether anticipating future grandchildren yet to come or living and nurturing others as a seasoned grandparent to many, you'll find delightful insight and encouragement beyond measure. I hope you'll join me and impact future generations with the love and devotion these sweet children need. Thank you, Grandma Tea, for such treasured inspiration!

      For more insight from Grandma Tea, visit: www.preparingmyheart.net.
    3. cammyd
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      Warm, wonderful, inspiring study and resource
      August 10, 2011
      cammyd
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      My husband and I have been so excited about and commited to the whole grandparenting thing that I really didn't think I could be any more inspired, but this book has done just that!! I've been challenged to think intentionally and live purposefully in this new role. Lydia's book brings encouragement, inspiration and a treasure trove of wonderful, creative ideas from grandparents of every stage and circumstance. I had the joy and privilege of joining together with 9 other grandmas to do this study and would highly recommend that. But even if you do it solo, you will benefit greatly and will return to Lydia's book countless times for encouragement and ideas.
    4. Writer
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      Great for anyone who works with kids
      November 21, 2010
      Writer
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      I enjoyed reading this book and although I'm not a grandparent--yet, someday I hope to use it for TONS of great ideas on how to interact with grandkids. It's for grandparents with kids of any age who want to make a difference in their grandkids' lives for now and forever. Warm, funny, touching, inspiring, personal.
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