With honesty, humor, and keen biblical insight, bestselling authors Bill and Beni Johnson help you discover the keys to successful parenting in God's kingdom. "Parents, we rule for the purpose of protection, but we also serve with the purpose of empowering," they write. "We want to release our children into their destinythat's the privilege of parenting."In these pages you will gain the wisdom, kingdom concepts, and practical tools you need to help raise your children to their best. You'll discover how to parent to their uniqueness, gifts, and strengths, as well as how you can demonstrate and reveal who God is to your kids. The authors also address pressing issues parents face today, including how to · be fully engaged in hearing what the Lord is saying over each child· maintain relationship and discipline· develop character· train your children for worship· fan the flame of what God has put in their hearts· and moreNo matter what age your kids are, you have an incredible opportunity to shape their hearts, minds, and values. Here is everything you need to help your children walk into the destiny of their lives and see them become the awesome people they were created to be.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Bill Johnson and Beni Johnson are senior leaders of Bethel Church in Redding, California; bestselling authors; and international speakers. Together they serve a growing number of churches through an apostolic network that crosses denominational lines, partnering for revival. Their three children and their spouses are all involved in full-time ministry. They live near Redding, California. Find out more at www.bjm.org.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Much of my parenting journey has been birth out of intentionality. I remember being pregnant with my oldest and realizing what a special gift it was to be his mom. From the very beginning of my life as a parent, I wanted nothing more than to be intentional in my interactions and choices with my children. So when I heard about this newest book by Bill and Beni Johnson, I was intrigued. And hopeful. Releasing my child into his divine destiny? Sign me up! But coming away from this one, I have many mixed feelings. I wanted so badly to whole heartedly endorse this book; I struggle to put into words the strange mixed bag of emotions that I'm stepping away with. Let's try to break it down: Pros: The Johnson put a special emphasis on being intentional in our parenting. As parents, we can't live in reaction to our children. Through prayer and guidance, we need to take active, intentional steps in preparing for this journey. Speaking life over our children. In today's world, so much is breaking our children down. It's become the norm, not only to speak poorly of ourselves, but to speak poorly of others. There is very little filter and often that leads to breaking others down with our words and attitudes. Praying over our children from a young age. It's never too early, or too late, to be praying over our children, their identity, and the lives they will live in, and out, of our homes. Cons: There were some questionable verses taken out of context that sent up red flags right away. I often felt a check in my heart that things just didn't line up. The authors make some far fetched guesses as to the background of some prominent Biblical characters, potentially skewing the intended message to fit their agenda. This is one of those books that I struggled with reviewing. There was so much good focused on being intentional, speaking identity, and building up our children with our words and attitude. And for that, I am extremely grateful for this book and the Johnson's message. But there was just too many red flags popping up left and right concerning the theology that is the backbone of this book. So I think for a seasoned parent that's looking for refreshment and refocusing, this could be the answer. But for a new parent, or a new Christian, I really hesitate to recommend this book. In all reality, Raising Giant Killers has some great meal, but it filled with bones. Chew carefully. *Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
This book was incredible, beyond writing in every word and charming to read with also had a story that will be help and leading to all the parents raise their child with focused on highlighting on the thing that they were doing right and the thing that they had a gift or a particular grace with also focused on their future too. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of this book from Chosen book program for this review “.
I always get excited when I see a Bill Johnson book come out. I enjoy hearing him speak, he is full of humble wisdom. But, if I am honest, I haven’t found a book yet that I love by him. That doesn’t mean this book isn’t good. It is. It is full of Godly wisdom that you can definitely apply and use but I found my mind wandering and I would have to go back and read. I’m sure it’s me and for whatever reason his writing style doesn’t capture me. But, as I said, this book really is full of wisdom and ways to raise our children to be giant-killers. A copy of this book was given to me though Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.