Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Book Review :: Parenting the Wholehearted Child by Jeannie Cunnion

Parenting the Wholehearted Child is a great resource for any parent who is looking to parent with grace.

The book is divided into four parts. The first two parts of the book are not exclusive to parents - they discuss grace in a way that would be good for any Christian to read. Once you reach the third and fourth parts of the book, the discussion geared toward parenting really starts to kick in. If you could see the flags I put throughout the book (to mark the parts that stood out to me), you would see the majority of the flags in part three of the book. Part three is titled "Growing in Christlike Character" and each chapter covers various "grace fruits". The other parts of Parenting the Wholehearted Child are there to give background and support, but I feel that part three really stands out as the "meat" of the book.

Although the book does have many helpful tips and examples, I must admit that this book was not an easy one for me to get through. Parenting the Wholehearted Child wasn't a book that was just calling for me to pick it up and read, but it did give me good ideas every time I picked it up. It is hard to review a book like this, because the content is great, but the delivery wasn't particularly appealing for me. I do wish that there had been more examples throughout the book. (I would have especially liked to read anecdotes from families other than just the author's.)

All in all, I think that Parenting the Wholehearted Child was great to read - our family has already started putting into practice things I read about in the book. I am glad that I read this book and would suggest it for anyone who is looking to parent with grace.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.

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