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Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2011
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Elizabeth George, popular speaker and bestselling author of A Woman After God's Own Heart and A Young Woman After God's Own Heart, provides an engaging and inspirational resource for every mom who wants to lead her daughter to a godly life by example, encouragement, study, and prayer.
With her biblical insight and child-raising experience, Elizabeth guides a mother's development of her daughter's spiritual life of faithfulness, obedience, and joy lived daily. Alongside these faith-life foundations, Elizabeth provides:
- Small things that make a big differencesimple ways to implement life lessons
- Purpose and prioritieswhat daughters need to know about what matters most
- Study questions for each chapterdiscussion material for moms and daughters
Women will find fresh ways to connect with their daughters as they glean from Bible verses and topical explorations and prepare their girl's heart and mind to become a woman after God's own heart.
Elizabeth George, whose books have sold more than 9 million copies, is the author of A Woman After Gods Own Heart® (more than 1 million copies sold) and Breaking the Worry Habit...Forever! Shes also a popular speaker at Christian womens events. Elizabeth and her husband, Jim, are parents and grandparents, and have been active in ministry for more than 30 years.
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the Woman God Wants Her to Be
Your daughter has only one mother - you! God specially chose you for that role - to love her, equip her for life, and raise her up as a daughter after God's own heart.
That means living as an example your daughter can imitate. How can you give your very best to your daughter, and encourage her to love and follow God?
In Raising a Daughter After God's Own Heart, Elizabeth George - who raised two daughters - draws truth and guidance from Scripture, the wisdom of other moms, and personal experience. She also focuses on the fun and joy your special bond with your girl produces as you both seek God's heart together.
Discover the ways in which you are a...
cheerleader social secretary
shepherd prayer warrior
teacher marathon runner
No one can fill these roles for your daughter better than you. And God has promised He will help you - every step of the way!
Elizabeth George, whose books have sold more than 6.5 million copies, is the author of A Woman After God's Own Heart® (more than 1 million copies sold) and A Woman Who Reflects the Heart of Jesus. She's also a popular speaker at Christian women's events. Elizabeth and her husband, Jim, are parents and grandparents, and have been active in ministry for more than 30 years.
LisaBruce, Ms.Age: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great choiceJune 5, 2013LisaBruce, Ms.Age: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was an excellant gift for my daughter-n-laws for mothers day. Passing on seed to sow in my grandaughter's lives.
kelliAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5May 24, 2013kelliAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a beautiful book, giving us scripture of how to lead our daughter's!!
ReneepaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5very helpful book in raising daughters for the LorFebruary 17, 2012ReneepaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This book gives practical advice and insights to passing on your faith to your child, praying for them, and staying focused in your walk with the Lord.
Christy Lockstein4 Stars Out Of 5Great devotional to help Mom raise Godly daughtersSeptember 29, 2011Christy LocksteinQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Raising a Daughter after God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George is a must read for any mother concerned about her daughter's spiritual life. George, who is well-known for her devotionals for women, including A Woman after God's Own Heart, uses her own experience as the mother of two daughters to help moms trying to get it right. She first encourages women to start with their own relationship with God by reading the Bible regularly, memorizing Scripture and starting a prayer journal specifically for recording prayers about your daughter. She breaks down our role as a mom into several different roles: cheerleader, teacher, shepherd and more. Each role gets a chapter (in some cases two) with real life examples, practical advice that any mom can do, and Scripture supporting her position. George recognizes that no mother is perfect, including her, and her writing voice is always encouraging and positive, She gives moms a place to start, no matter where they may be in their daughter's life: infancy to school girl to teenager, she doesn't want them to be afraid to begin. The chapters are easily read in a few minutes each night and each ends with a few activities to help moms dig a little deeper.
MelissasCornerBookNookCoatesville, PAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Be The Woman You Want Your Girl To Be!September 29, 2011MelissasCornerBookNookCoatesville, PAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4What do I want to pass on to my children? I can think of many things, but having a heart that truly loves God is the best inheritance. I picked up Raising A Daughter After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George to figure out how. The author tells me plainly that I must be what I want my daughter to be. It sounds obvious, but anyone of us can be so busy trying to fix someone that we forget our own flaws.
George helps us by going through the roles we must play as mothers to get our daughters to a right relationship with God. We are first given the illustration of a bell sheep. The sheep that stayed neared the shepherd was given a bell around their neck. The bell would ring as that sheep followed the shepherd and other sheep would follow. Mothers must stay near The Shepherd and allow their lives to speak about God so their daughters will follow. At the end of each chapter is a Mom's Think Pad. The Think pad helps you to stop and think about how you will take action.
The author describes 10 more jobs that a mom will do that will help her daughter draw close to God. The chapters that stand out for me are about the prayer warrior, the church lady and the social secretary. Being a prayer warrior allows you to lay everything before God. Your worries, your questions, your failures about parenting can be given to God. I need to pray and watch out for my daughter's welfare.
The author describes for us the importance of a mother's role as a church lady. Church attendance is important in your daughter's spiritual growth. The church lady attends church regularly and brings her daughter with her. She is active and looks for opportunities for her daughter to serve with her and other members of the church.
The social secretary mom knows her daughter's friends and the activities that she is involved in. She allows her home to be a place where her daughter and her friends would want to come. This mom knows about the environment of the homes she visits. She is not afraid to say no to certain people in her child's life for her protection. The social secretary's function is to allow for fun and relationships with others, but not at the expense of her spiritual life.
I like this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to develop their child into a spiritual champion in God. I did have one issue with this book. I wish it was written for boys and girls. I have a son and two daughters and I can say that most of the information in this book can be applied to parenting your son. I think those who only have sons will miss important information. Besides that issue, this book is well written. It helped me to think about my relationship with God more so I can be a mom after God's own heart who raises daughters that chase after Him.
I received this free eBook from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.