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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.
- 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
Could be a good book as a second edition
Could be pretty good as a second edition. First the Pros, Dr. Kimmel’s parenting philosophy is good. By balancing giving children grace with clear moral standards, his philosophy is appropriate for raising children at all stages. The goal of this philosophy is not primarily the “right behavior”, but providing a safe space for children to develop into functional adults with purpose, security, and an inner strength.
Great book for all parents who desire to parent the way the Jesus has called us to parent.
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!
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!
I was really excited about this book. After reading many positive reviews I ordered it. However after reading the first several chapters I just gave up. It felt more like a self serving pat on the back than anything else. I must agree with other reviews about how it feels as though the author really just wants you to know how he got it all right and that super conservative parents and ultra permissive parents get it all wrong. I’ve known both kinds of parents growing up in church and I agree that many kids from these homes rebel and fall to the wayside. The content is good. I just couldn’t seem to get passed a lack of compassion that I kept looking for. Compassion for parents who don’t have all the answers, who didn’t go to Bible school or wasn’t raised in a Christian home. I was able to glean a few things from this book but it wasn’t easy with what felt like alot of gloating. I believe grace is exceptionally important to give to our kids but this book just wasn’t for me.
Kids need grace just like we do
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.
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!
Wisdom for the Heart
Just finished reading this. It’s not a “how to” book with lists of suggestions, but “how to’ rethink to understand that every child–person–needs security (love), significance (purpose), and strength (hope). Dr. Kimmel stands against liberty, license and legalism and stands for grace: Good boundaries are necessary to live in God’s grace and at the same time respect the differences and quirks of each child.I appreciated Dr. Kimmel’s heart for God, His Word and love for people. I’m a grandparent and am sharing this book with two daughters. My grandchildren will be blessed because of it!
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Another great book by Dr. Tim Kimmel! We must parent from a position of balance.
Such a good, balanced, motivating book!!!
The most encouraging, balanced Christian book I’ve read in a long time. This brought a lot of things up for me to work through personally and also re-aligned what my husband and I hope to accomplish as parents who love the Lord. Highly highly recommend!