Got kids? Parenting is a school for spiritual formation—and our children are our teachers. Welcome to a 6-session course on spiritual formation, expressly designed by your heavenly Father to help you grow in ways you never imagined! In this soul-stretching study pack, Gary Thomas shows how everyday realities, from a toddler's tantrums to a teenager's silence, are used by God to transform us into his image. Pack includes DVD and participant's guide.
Format: Other Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2010 Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0310889480 ISBN-13: 9780310889489 Availability: In Stock
In this six-session small group Bible study, Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas uses a unique lens to look at parenting, moving beyond raising great children to becoming more holy as a person. What if one of Gods primary intentions for you as a parent isnt about successfully raising perfect children, but about you becoming more holy? In Sacred Parenting Gary Thomas illustrates how God can transform lessons in raising children into opportunities to grow in the image of Christ. It will help you and your group, rediscover parenting from a different perspective: as a method of spiritual formation expressly designed by God to shape your soul in ways you could not imagine! The Sacred Parenting Participant Guide and DVD (both included in this pack) will help you dig deeper into learning how God can transform dirty diapers, toddler tantrums, and a teenagers silence into occasions for becoming more like Christ. Sessions include: 1. The Soul-Transforming Journey of Parenting 2. God-Centered Parenting 3. The Hardest Hurt of All 4. Embracing Our Insignificance5. Walking on the Wild Side of Parenting 6. The Gold Behind the Guilt
Gary Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and an adjunct faculty member teaching on spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of over a dozen books, including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Pathways, Pure Pleasure, Sacred Parenting, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Authentic Faith.