Almost any parent you asked would tell you that they want their children to be happy, successful adults. But many of us forget (or never knew to begin with) that lasting personal joy is not necessarily found the way the world says it isthrough reaching a certain socioeconomic status, having a certain job, buying a certain house, or having a certain amount in one's bank account. In fact, says Kristen Welch, popular blogger and author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, personal satisfaction comes not from grabbing onto things but from holding them with an open hand and, very often, giving them away.
In this inspiring book, Welch shows parents how to discover for themselves and instill in their kids the profound joy that comes from sharing what we have been givenour time, our talents, and even what's in our walletswith those who have less. Through powerful personal stories as well as stories from Scripture, Welch offers a tantalizing alternative to status quo parenting that has the power to impact not only our own families but the entire world. At the end of each chapter, one of the author's kids offers their perspective on what it's like to be raised as a world changer.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Kristen Welch was born and raised in Texas. Her parenting blog, We are THAT Family (www.wearethatfamily.com), receives more than 90,000 unique visits every month with more than 200,000 page views, and she has an active following on social media. Kristen has a regular column in ParentLife magazine and is a frequent radio guest and speaker. Author of Rhinestone Jesus and Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, Kristen is the founder of Mercy House Global, a nonprofit ministry that funds maternity homes in Kenya that rescue young pregnant girls, and facilitates Fair Trade Friday, a monthly subscription club that empowers impoverished women in 25 countries. Welch lives with her family in Texas.
Table of Contents
1 The Question We Must Ask 15
2 Jesus: The Greatest Giver Who Changed the World 27
3 When There's Too Much or Not Enough to Go Around 45
4 Is Our Extra a Blessing or a Test? 61
5 Giving Our Homes a Generosity Overhaul 77
6 The High Cost of Giving Our Lives Away 93
7 Why We Keep Paying the Price 107
8 The Happiest People Alive 123
9 What's Really at Stake? 137
10 Storing Our Treasures in Heaven 149
11 A Family Soul-Care Plan 163
12 The Answer: We Can Change Our Lifestyles, or We Can Change a Life 181