I was recently given a book from David C. Cook Publishing to review. It’s called Spiritual Parenting: An awakening for today’s families by Michelle Anthony.
I thought Michelle encompassed the entire book in this one sentence:
“I want to parent the child or children that God gave me in such a way that I first honor God, and then second, create the best environment to put my children in the path of the Divine.”
She presents a great question in the beginning about not being defined by what we (as kids) don’t do, but instead “parent a generation of young people to define themselves by what they did do.”
This was one of the BEST books I have read on parenting. The content was rich and completely full of the Bible. As a local church children’s pastor, it’s important to me that these aren’t just good ideas, but rather they are God ideas—the Bible is being used a lot to make a point. I’m glad to say this book encompasses all those things.
She talks about how families are on a mission, that there’s a special and important calling for parents, we ought to have an attitude of service in our homes. Michelle even brings up the principles of living a generous life and how that impacts our kids. Michelle truly has a desire to see parents understand their God-given responsibility to raise their children under the purposes of God. She covers it all and I definitely recommend this book not just for children and family pastors, but for every parent as well.
It is a great resource as a children’s pastor, but I personally benefitted from it even more as a parent. It’s a great reminder to me of why I’m here on earth. My five kids are not my own–they belong to God. I have the privilege and responsibility to direct them toward Jesus guiding them on their spiritual journey to see their purposes discovered and destiny’s realized.
Here are some helpful links to help you decide how many you should buy: 🙂