Thursday, November 29, 2018
As a freedom-over-formula parenting book for parents of all ages, Child Proof provides biblical insight and encouragement for readers who want to parent by faith. As an experienced counselor of children and families and an adoptive and foster mom applying the CCEF model of biblical change, Julie Lowe uses Scripture and biblical wisdom to teach parents how to know their children and specifically love them with the love of Christ.
Every family is unique, which is why Child Proof explores the need for parents to cultivate personal and intimate care for their children as modeled in God’s individual, personal, and fatherly care to his children. This parenting book lays a foundation of parenting by faith and progresses by teaching parents how they can know their own children well and parent accordingly. By discussing particular issues parents might have in family life, Lowe demonstrates how parenting formulas aren’t the answer, and parenting with biblical wisdom is best for a proactive rather than reactive approach to parenting.
Through Lowe’s personal and professional experience, parents as well as those helping parents—pastors, counselors and counseling students, youth workers, and churches—will discover gospel-centered application rather than formulas for the ideal family, equipping parents to be experts at knowing their own children so they can know Scripture and live it out personally in their homes.
My thoughts: I really appreciated this book! It's easy to try and get focused on parenting (or doing life/faith) by formula, but each of us are uniquely different, so it makes sense that not one formula is going to work on raising kids. I really appreciated Julie's thoughts in this book and the personal stories that she shares. I think that the personal stories make this book all the richer. This is an excellent book for parents to kids of all ages.
I received this book from New Growth. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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