The Mentoring Mom encourages and inspires each mother to develop her ability to mentor her child, as well as to be mentored herself by God. Using the metaphor of stamping the image of Christ on the child's heart, with the mother as the wet ink pad and the child as the recipien of the imprint, Kendall illustrates the how-tos of mentoring, reinforced with stories from her own life. At the end of each chapter are questions for individual reflection or group discussion. Paperback.
Todays mom faces the constant challenge of meeting her childs external needshealth, grooming, academics, sports, and other achievements. In the frenzy, she often wishes for the wisdom to know how to best meet her childs internal needs as wellknowledge of God and spiritual growth. The best way for a mom to mentor her child spiritually is to model Christ in her own life. Writing from her own experiences, Jackie Kendall, author of the best-selling Lady in Waiting, encourages and inspires mothers to develop their ability to mentor their children, as well as to be mentored themselves by God. Using the concept of stamping the image of Christ on the childs heart, with the mother as the wet ink pad and the child as the recipient of the imprint, she guides readers through her 11 time-tested principles of modeling Christ. Her heart-warming, humorous stories inspire us to shine Gods Word into our childs heartand become their #1 role model!
The best-selling author of Lady in Waiting, Jackie Kendall, has ministered through teaching and counseling women for nearly 30 years. As president of Power to Grow Ministries, she is a sought-after conference speaker for audiences of all ages. She also authored Say Goodbye to Shame. Jackie has been a Christian for 37 years, a wife for 30, and a mother for 25. She is a speaker at every Yada Yada conference for Virtuous Reality Ministries. She also taught, with her husband, the spring training Bible study for the Montreal Expos and Atlanta Braves from 1991 through 1998. She works with her husband for World Servants, a short-term mission agency. Jackie and her husband live in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.
The next best thing to living next door to Jackie Kendall is reading her books. The Mentoring Mom is written from one mother's heart to yours with an abundant dose of grace.
"In what ways do you want your children to grow up to be like you?" Kendall asked. "Is mom modeling for her daughter the significance of a consistent, daily growing relationship with Jesus through God's word?" Are we more concerned about the condition of our aging bodies than the care of our souls?
Button-popping proud mother of two grown children and president of Power To Grow Ministries, Kendall recommends mothers stamp eleven images on their children including a love for God, a praying woman, a student of God's Word, your soul's emotional health, loving people to Christ, your heart's passion, a noble life purpose, your teachability, your perseverance, reckless abandon to God, and the image of an adapting spouse.
The Mentoring Mom encourages readers with doable steps like spending seven minutes daily with God. "Do you know how many seven-minute increments we've got in a day? Every day you have 205 chances for seven minutes with God," Kendall said.
Journaling has been essential for Kendall. Through journal entries, each chapter in The Mentoring Mom shares generous glimpses of her victories and struggles over the past two decades of her own parenting. Chapters end with questions for reflection.
"I am often amazed that parents can be so thorough in teaching their children about hygiene but neglect the hygiene of the soul," Kendall penned. She writes that a soul is cleansed by confession and forgiveness. Kendall is a good forgiver. The power of her ministry comes from her personal journey. Growing up in an abusive family, Kendall was a teen when she became a Christian. She has done the brave work of facing her issues, allowing God to heal her wounded heart, and learning how to forgive the unforgivable.
Kendall has the best teaching on forgiveness I've encountered. An exuberant and genuine speaker, her tapes are available from her website, Power To Grow. Her video, "How to Avoid a Bozo" is a must see for parents and teens. Based on Kendall's intensive study of the book of Ruth, this video outlines the difference between a Bozo and a Boaz. Teaching your boys to be a Boaz and your girls to avoid a Bozo is a vital part of being a Mentoring Mom. PeggySue Wells, Christian Book Previews.com