Sunday, August 25, 2013

Essential Supplies for Fall: Upcoming Read

The Essential Supplies for Fall series is coming to a close soon; there will be one more bonus post on the series next week.  I hope that it has enriched your library with supplies to help cultivate your child or children's faith.  The best supply that we can give our children for the new school year is knowledge about a God whose love never ends and whose presence never leaves us!

This week's category is Upcoming Read.  We have addressed our favorite children's Bibles, devotionals, and Christian movies, and now it's our turn!  This category applies to our own Christian parenting reading library.  It applies to books that will encourage us to be godly parents and help us cultivate what matters most. 

Lately, I've been chewing on books; I've been reading a few things broken down into daily bite-sized portions.  One of those books is The Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd.  I encourage you to check it out.  It's full of practical tips and biblical wisdom to make motherhood enriching for everyone in the family!

I plan to read Trophy Child: Saving Parents from Performance, Preparing Children for Something Greater Than Themselves this fall.  It's written by Pastor Ted Cunningham.  As with all faith-based books, I am not expecting to agree with everything that I read, but I am excited to benefit from its biblical discussion and goal.  In our performance-based culture, children (and we parents, right?) need to be reminded about the meaning of true success - which is simply living the life that God has destined for each of us.  We experience freedom as we cast off societal pressures!  If this resonates with you, check out my prior devotion entitled Tiger Mom, as Cunningham explicitly labels his book as an Anti-Tiger Mom book.  I can't wait to read it.

So what are you reading??


  1. 123 Magic for Christian Parents by Phelan and Webb- I thought this was an ok read but put practice works wonderfully for my family.

    Bringing Up Girls/Boys by Dobson- Wow, lots of meaningful thought out into this particularly emphasize the fathers role.

  2. Thank you for sharing your insight! It really helps to share resources :-)


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