• Sacred Parenting How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
  • Sacred Parenting How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
  • Sacred Parenting How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
  • Sacred Parenting How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
  • Sacred Parenting How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
  • Sacred Parenting How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
  • Sacred Parenting How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
  • Sacred Parenting How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
  • Sacred Parenting How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
  • Sacred Parenting How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
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Parenting is a school for spiritual formation―and our children are our teachers. The journey of caring for, rearing, training, and loving our children will profoundly alter us forever. Sacred Parenting is unlike any other parenting book you have ever read. This is not a “how-to” book that teaches you ways to discipline your kids or help them achieve their full potential. Instead of discussing how parents can change their kids, Sacred Parenting turns the tables and demonstrates how God uses our kids to change us. You’ve read all the method books. Now take a step back and receive some much-needed inspiration. You’ll be encouraged by stories that tell how other parents handled the challenges and difficulties of being a parent―and how their children transformed their relationship with God. Sacred Parenting affirms the spiritual value of being a parent, showing you the holy potential of the parent-child relationship.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Revised edition (April 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310264510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310264514
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

Customer Reviews

Spiritual Growth through parenting

 on December 4, 2017
By Tristoria
Great book to encourage your spiritual growth through parenting. This is not a ‘how to’ guide, it’s more about how you can be challenged by parenting when/if you surrender your will to God in regards to raising children.

Good concept but not what I expected

2 people found this helpful.
 on July 1, 2014
By Bill King
Having read this author’s book on Sacred Marriage I had a preconceived notion of where this book would be heading. I felt that it lacked the same power as his previous work and his attempt to put parenting into the same mold was sometimes forced and stunted. Smart guy but he needs a new recipe.

Changes the way you think about parenting

 on March 29, 2013
By Babylove0627
I highly recommend this book to all parents. Before reading this book, my goal in parenting was to be a good parent and to give my daughter a better childhood than I had.

Best parenting book I have ever read

 on January 2, 2018
By Bridget
Best parenting book I have ever read. Gives you a whole different perspective… highly recommend for parents at any stage.

Great – short Devo

 on September 6, 2015
By Zach&Sarah
Just got it. Arrived 2 day prime shipping. My husband and I did the first one that day- only 2 pages! Which is fine because my husband doesn’t pay that much attention the book just drags along. It got straight to the point. Will update as we go along!

HappilySurprised

 on March 26, 2012
By S. Plummer
I purchased this book after it was suggested on a blog I read. I am surprised how much I have gotten from this book! It is refreshing to read a “parenting” book that is actually focused on the parents – our struggles, our emotions – and how we become better as a person through parenting. I am almost done with the book, and already plan to re-read it. Every chapter has been thought provoking and inspirational to me. I appreciate the spiritual/religious aspect of it, though I feel others who are non-religious can also take something from it.

challenging and thought provoking

 on May 7, 2013
By E. Latshaw
This book challenges the notion that parenting is either a parent-centered OR a child-centered enterprise. Thomas suggests that parenting is intended to be a God centered enterprise. He introduces many the emotional and spiritual challenges that parents face and shows, through Biblical text and heart-challenging anecdotes, how a God-centered approach differs from more ego-driven approaches. Fascinating reading that forces you out of yourself and into the presence of God.

Well written and helpful as a parent of a school …

 on June 22, 2015
By JulieP
Well written and helpful as a parent of a school aged child with ADHD and a very active 2 year old. My big takeaway is becoming more of an active parent rather than a reactive parent so that my children’s behaviors don’t dictate how I respond. Not allowing them to control my emotions.

Beautiful and challenging

 on January 23, 2017
By Stephanie Williams
This book is a perfect balance of convicting and encouraging, and it gives an important perspective on what it means, spiritually, to be a parent.

Most outstanding revelation: God gives parents the children He …

One person found this helpful.
 on May 15, 2015
By C Heermans
Most outstanding revelation: God gives parents the children He gives them to mature the parent!—If we all keep that in mind, can make our parenting look totally different.