If you have all the time in the world to read parenting books, this is NOT for you. If guilt is your motivation in parenting, you won't like this book. If you want a theoretical missive, you'll be disappointed. However, if none of those describes you, you may well love this book.
The Christian Parenting Handbook is:
1. Wise. The authors draw on their knowledge of Scripture, of children, and of parents from decades of practice in parenting - and of coaching and guiding parents. Their deep experience shines through with deep confidence in Scripture AND a sober view of human persons and the challenges of parenting.
2. Digestible. Written in 50 short chapters, this is the kind of book that you can easily read a chapter a day. (Most chapters you can read in less than 5 minutes.) It is perfect for busy parents who want to grow in wisdom, and need a nugget that isn't buried in a 30 page chapter.
3. Practical. The authors share actionable counsel from their wide experience. I found my imagination quickened by their practices and suggestions. Their encouraging (rather than prescriptive) tone helped me to latch onto the particular practices I needed to adopt rather than feeling overwhelmed at all that I'm not doing.
In my estimation, this is the kind of parenting book that CAN be used as a handbook. It is the kind that you can and will return to again and again for wise counsel.
This book is a wonderful resource for parents in any stage of the game...I have toddlers right now, but this book is just as relevant to a parent of teenagers. The authors are i intentional and skilled at dealing w/heart issues. They also do an excellent job of giving practical, loving & biblical strategies, on how to deal w/the issues they discuss. That's so encouraging, to have the "how-to". Most authors only discuss the problems we face as parents, yet completely side-step giving solutions....This is a common quality I've found to be true of them in each book of theirs that I've read. I'm never disappointed, and you won't be, either : ) Great read.
The Christian Parenting Handbook: 50 Heart-Based Strategies for All the Stages of Your Child's Life is a fabulous resource for parents who desire to raise children with a heart for God. Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller tackle parenting children today with experience and love. Parents will find this book a tool to use throughout the parenting journey. Whether there is a baby or a teenager in the house, this insightful, encouraging, and enjoyable guidebook is a necessity for every Christian parent!
This book has been a breath of fresh air. Not only is the advice practical and to-the-point, it is delivered in a great way. The chapters are short which means the authors get right to the heart of the issue. The advice comes ready to use. You will not be disappointed with what you find in The Christian Parenting Handbook. Parenting advice that works!
I am impressed as a Youth Pastor and Dad at the quality of information provided throughout this book. It is top notch from the beginning to the end. It offers examples, and high quality tools to help us raise the children God has given us to raise. This is the best book on the market for raising great kids.