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I fail at this parenting thing. Every day. Even though my oldest is 22, and you’d think I’d have this all figured out, each day it seems like there’s a new clinker thrown in and I don’t always know how to handle it. I’ve heard positive things about the writings of Paul David Tripp, so when the opportunity to review his new book on parenting came my way, I took it!
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family
In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.
In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.
Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.
Paul David Tripp
Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author and conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministriesand works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write 17 books on Christian living, produce 14 teaching series and travel around the world speaking at events. Paul’s driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people experience in this broken world.
Heidi Says . . .
When I opened this book, I was immediately drawn in. So much so, in fact, that I posted about it on Instagram:
Now, I will confess that I’m reading this book VERY SLOWLY. I’m not good with self-help books, even when I know I need them! But, what I have read so far, I really appreciate. So many of the principles that Mr. Tripp lays out in this book are ones that I need to be reminded of often. Here are just a few examples:
Grace: God never calls you to a task without giving you what you need to do it. He never sends you without going with you.
Identity: If you are not resting as a parent in your identity in Christ, you will look for identity in your children.
Character: Not all of the wrong your children do is a direct rebellion to authority; much of the wrong is the result of a lack of character.
False Gods: You are parenting a worshiper, so it’s important to remember that what rules your child’s heart will control his behavior.
While I’m reading through this book slowly, I’m getting a lot out of it. And you can too! Parenting can be purchased at Amazon.com.
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