Grace-Based Parenting

Grace-Based Parenting

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by Tim Kimmel
     
 

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Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They've tried the countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are strident, fear-based books that loving parents instinctively reject, while still searching for direction.

Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries,

Overview

Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They've tried the countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are strident, fear-based books that loving parents instinctively reject, while still searching for direction.

Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don't work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors God's love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children.

Releasing in an affordable trade paper edition, this revolutionary book presents a whole new way to nurture a healthy family.

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Publishers Weekly
Kimmel, author and founder of Family Matters ministries, likens many Christian parents' attempts at rearing children to putting together a puzzle without first studying the completed picture located on the box's cover. Kimmel states that families of faith tend toward extremes, either being overly permissive or overly legalistic. This is not a particularly new concept, but Kimmel pulls it off with interesting storytelling and sound biblical parallels. He says Christians frequently believe that the battle for a child's heart and soul is fought on the outside with rigid rules and boundaries when in fact just the opposite is true. He underscores the importance of communicating the unconditional love that Christ offers and affirming this timeless message of grace to one's family. Despite the numerous examples the author cites where parents fail, this text is overwhelmingly upbeat with hope and possibility: Parents who strive to live a life of faith characterized by daily trust in God will pass on this message of possibility and potential to their offspring. Kimmel asserts that this "radical" mode of parenting will meet the three essential needs in kids' lives: for security, significance and strength. He assures parents that these needs can be met with grace-laced love, purpose and hope. Kimmel's gentle heart is evident in every chapter, and his obvious passion will spur frustrated parents to keep at the task with new resolve and optimism. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418515409
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2005
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
89,447
File size:
470 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Tim Kimmel is one of America’s top advocates speaking for the family. He is the Executive Director of the non-profit ministry Family Matters, whose goal is to build great family relationships by educating, equipping and encouraging parents for every age and stage of life. Tim conducts conferences across the country on the unique pressures that confront today’s families. He has authored many books including: Little House on the Freeway (selling over 700,000 copies; Multnomah) and the Gold Medallion winning bestseller Grace Based Parenting (100,000 copies; Thomas Nelson). He lives with his family in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Grace Based Parenting (Abridged Audio Book): Set Your Family Free 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a biblically sound, fresh approach to parenting. God's grace freely given to all and freely passed on can change, not only our families, but our world. I was at my wits end with my pubescent son (I am sure he felt the same way) and within a month, our house is more peaceful, happier, his grades are better, and I am hopeful that our relationship will be strong and positive. The book is just words, information following God's guidelines. It is up to me to continue to change my judgemental behaviors to grace filled attitudes, words and affection.
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JeniannEb More than 1 year ago
Excellent and encouraging... full of truth!
meredithb More than 1 year ago
My husband & I went to a marriage conference and heard the author of this book speak. The book also got rave reviews from the other speakers at the conference, and based on the author's insight & charisma during the conference I decided it would be a great gift. We have a couple that are very good friends of ours that just had their second baby. The wife is always looking for religious insight to family matters, so with this book's Biblical basis I don't think I could have found a better fit. My ratings are solely based on what I've heard thus far, and I will update my ratings when I get feedback from her. I also look forward to reading this one day when we have our first :)
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StephanieTX More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!