Grace-Based Parenting

  • Grace-Based Parenting: Discipline and Strong-Willed Children – Tim and Darcy Kimmel
  • What is Grace Based Parenting (in 4 minutes)
  • Grace-Based Parenting – Tim Kimmel
  • Grace Based Parenting — Dr. Tim Kimmel — 1/2
  • Lake Pointe Church – Grace-Based Parenting – Tim Kimmel – Jul 14, 2013
  • Grace Based Parenting Video Series Part 1: Creating An Atmosphere Of Grace
  • Grace Based Parenting Vol.2 [Building Character] Session 1 Preview
  • Grace-Based Parenting: Setting Our Children’s Hearts Free – Tim and Darcy Kimmel
  • Grace Based Parenting Vol.1 [Atmosphere of Grace] Session 1 Preview
  • Grace Based Parenting Vol.1 [Atmosphere of Grace] Session 9 Preview
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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

Kids need grace just like we do

8 helpful votes
 on February 25, 2015
By Preggo
A breath of fresh air after so many other views that say you HAVE to spank or your children MUST obey instantly – kids need grace just like we do! This book is teaching us to love our children as we raise them in the discipline and admonition of the Lord, rather than focusing on outward behaviour or results.

Excellent Book!

1 helpful vote
 on March 9, 2017
By girl at heart
I really enjoyed this read! I’m actually a grandmother and found the principals in this book to be invaluable! We all need grace! I would encourage every parent and grandparent to pick it up and read it. It gives you the “how to” of giving your family the understanding that we all need!

Great read

1 helpful vote
 on October 25, 2017
By Mann clan
Great book! If your looking for some direction with parenting or just want to see if you can get some helpful tips or encouragement this is the book for you. It’s all in the title and it’s about working with your kids instead of against them. Being a parent is hard! But I think this book can encourage us on the right path especially during trying times.

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

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

Refreshing and insightful book

1 helpful vote
 on September 1, 2017
By Amazon Customer
Kimmel is very thorough in how we as parents can be grace based. He had more examples for high school aged kids, but I know from his writings he started this kind of parenting way before high school. I really appreciate the principals that Kimmel gave so that we can practice with our children, any age.

Five Stars

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

Five Stars

2 helpful votes
 on November 15, 2014
By Sukisuki
We loved doing the DVD study for Grace-Based Parenting.


1 helpful vote
 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!

Five Stars

1 helpful vote
 on April 4, 2017
By RSouth
Great book. Very important lessons for any parent who wants to raise kids for God’s kingdom.


1 helpful vote
 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.