Grace-Based Parenting

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Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They've tried the countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are strident, fear-based books that loving parents instinctively reject, while still searching for direction.
Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don't work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors God's love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children.

Releasing in an affordable trade paper edition, this revolutionary book presents a whole new way to nurture a healthy family.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849905486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849905483
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Customer Reviews

Great book for all parents who desire to parent the way the Jesus has called us to parent.

18 people found this helpful.
 on May 1, 2013
By Joshua C Robertson
Grace Based Parenting by Dr. Tim Kimmel is now on a short list of books that I would put in the hands of any parent that was willing to take it and read it! The short space that I provide for the review of this book is inadequate for the amount of life-changing parenting issues and ideas that are discussed. So while I paint with a very broad brush to hit the highlights of this book, I highly recommend you pick it up and give it a read yourself.

I could not recommend this book more!

3 people found this helpful.
 on October 19, 2015
By Amazon Customer
I have been searching for a book that explained more of the reasons behind what discipline and discipleship. I wanted to learn more about what discipleship is, not why spanking is the best and only biblical way to parent. I am very happy I read this book because this book talks about grace and what it looks like for their family. I learned more about parenting and really thinking through what would work for our family and how to disciple my children. I was raised in a home where grace was not understood and discipline was the same – spanking for everything. I was not convinced that spanking only was the answer for my family and this book is very well written, easy to read, easy to understand, thought provoking, helpful and easy to start applying the general principles to our family. This is a book that gives you broad principles and then allows you to decide what you believe will work best for your family. No guilt, no condemning. I highly recommend to anyone who is tired of reading parenting books and not heading where they want to head with their family! I wish that someone had bought this book for me when we were expecting our first child!

Like most books

5 people found this helpful.
 on February 14, 2016
By R M Schultz
Like most books I read, I try to “chew up the meat and spit out the bone”. That simply means learn from what is good sound advice, and ignore the not-so-sound advice. With that in mind, no author is perfect, and Dr. Kimmel is no exception. This book has a lot of good parenting advice, and for authoritative parents like myself it has challenged some of my ideas in a good way. I appreciated his advice that allowing your children more freedom to mess up might actually help them learn how to resist sin, and be stronger for it. He had a lot of advice along those lines, that I found beneficial.

Good thoughts on parenting….Motivational

 on January 2, 2017
By Mommac83
I really like this books philosophy on parenting. I am trying to practice what I learned daily. Most of the stuff is stuff we as parents know deep in our hearts but we forget to act this way sometimes in the daily hurry of life.


One person found this helpful.
 on January 23, 2014
By Customer2202
This book has changed my viewpoint on so many things. I feel like it’s peeled away layers of false teachings, and given me a sense of freedom when it comes to parenting my kids. It was convicting at times, but so encouraging. It’s very true that God’s grace and strict legalistic parenting will never agree. I would recommend this book to anyone, and my husband and I have even bought an extra copy to share with other parents.

A Christian Home: To Be a Safe Haven and Secure Base!

4 people found this helpful.
 on December 16, 2009
By Charles Sawyer
Another great book by Dr. Tim Kimmel! We must parent from a position of balance.

Five Stars

 on May 31, 2017
By Zik
Very good book for parents to read.

Highly Recommended for any parent!

One person found this helpful.
 on January 10, 2015
By Kyle M.
SO much truth spoken in this book! Parenting is hard work but protecting their little heart in a loving way while still showing them discipline is a fine line. We read this book as a couple and took away so much!


One person found this helpful.
 on May 19, 2014
By Steve W.
Brought up in a performance-driven family and culture, I had always assumed that in order to make my parents proud, I needed to have perfect grades and follow all instructions to the T. Now that I’m a parent and a believer of the God of grace, this book opens up my understanding and helps me apply that same grace that I enjoy from my Heavenly Father to my children in practical ways. Highly recommended!