Christians are called to emulate Christ character.”
That is how the book by Dan Seaborn titled parenting with Grace and Truth begins. It is the heart of the information provided in this book. Seaborn goes through eight different truths about parenting when it comes to leading and loving like Jesus.
I really appreciate the candor in which Seaborn presents his information. He recognizes that imperfect people cannot create perfect children. Rather he gives guidelines by which parents can raise children to be Christ-like themselves.
One of the chapters that I found very beneficial is about discovering your children’s unique talents and abilities. This chapter discusses how to recognize talents and abilities in children. It also alerts parents that they do not lock their children into a certain function simply because they are talented in that area.
Another chapter deals with blended families. I really received insight from this chapter. I do not see a lot of parenting material on blended families and that is a shame. Seaborn has done well to bring up certain circumstances in which blended families may run into and how to deal with them.
Throughout the book, Seaborn makes it clear that it is time for parents to lead like Jesus led and includes parenting responsibilities. He brings out that parenting can be enjoyable and rewarding. Therefore, I recommend that parents pick up a copy of this book and read it together discussing what is being taught and how to implement the information into their parenting.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.