God meets us, and our kids, in the mess
Parenting is messy business. Joyful, but messy. When faith is combined with parenting, we double down on the mess. Pastor and father of three Justin Lind-Ayres chronicles his adventures (and misadventures) raising children and passing on his faith to them--teaching them to be compassionate, generous, quick to forgive, and to trust in God's promises. But this father is sure to point out that it is children who are our best teachers in faith, opening our eyes and our hearts to God's love for us. In the messy and challenging moments of parenting, and in the joyful ones, God is fully present. And a God who knows your story--especially the messy parts--is a God who can redeem you.
With stories full of humor, honesty, and, yes, even some poop, this book is a welcome encouragement for parents, grandparents, and anyone who cares deeply for the children in their life.
|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Justin Lind-Ayres is seminary pastor at Luther Seminary and campus ministry associate at Augsburg University. He lives with his wife, Melanie, and their three children in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Table of Contents
4. Maundy Thursday
5. Tooth Fairy
What People are Saying About This
"As a new pastor and parent, I could not put this book down! Justin Lind-Ayres's Is That Poop on My Arm? will make you laugh and cry and give thanks to God over and over again for the children in your life." -- Anna Helgen, pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
"This is a book of luminous writing, breathtaking insight, and (frequently) laugh-out-loud earthiness--a book to share and to treasure." -- Anna Carter Florence, Columbia Theological Seminary
"A beautiful braiding of the secular and the sacred that is by turns funny, poignant, and downright tear-inducing. I only wish this book had been available when I was bringing up my kids." -- William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace
"You'll never view poop on your arm or spit-up on your shoulder in the same way after reading Lind-Ayres's unflinching account of parenting while Christian." -- Dawn Rundman, author of Little Steps, Big Faith