Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family
I love his gospel centered perspective on parenting! Although a bit repetitive, content was spot on and I was deeply convicted. I will revisit this book again and again. Excellent read.
Tripp comforts parents by telling us that our job ...more
Update from 2nd readthrough:
Still amazing. 19 more years to go.
Update from the 3rd readthrough:
It's still amazing and humbling. I need this book in my life. Since becoming Presbyterian, I found myself agreeing even more with ...more
The thing that irks me about Tripp's writing is that he is so repetitive (reminded me of the Dangerous Calling book). Maybe he was trying to drill the points home, but I felt it was unnecessary.
Besides that, I enjoyed it. The second to last chapter (Rest) spoke a lot to me that the Lord ...more
If your kids are in the 8 - 12 age range and you are feeling a bit tired and confused by various changes, I especially recommend this book to clarify your thinking and straighten out missteps which I'm ...more
The best thing I read in this book was that we cannot change the hearts of our children. No matter how ...more
I took off one star because it was repetitive and there are a few minor doctrinal ...more
This is the best book on parenting I've ever read. The author brings to light how the gospel is revealed and highlighted in parenting and demonstrates how and why grace should be at the center of our parenting strategy. It's also empowering to know that we as parents can't control or do what only God can do in the lives of our children, but what we can do is trust God and pray and try our best.
I read it over the last 6 months because it’s so rich and full of parenting wisdom. I will absolutely read it again. It is potentially the best Christian book I’ve ever read. The author truly has experienced Gods grace and mercy and communicates it so well.
However, this also wasn't your typical book on parenting. Tripp explains the book's purpose on pp. 12-13: "This will not be a book of practical strategies for dealing with children at the various ages of their development. This book will not provide practical steps for dealing with the kinds of things every parent faces. This book is meant to be a reorienting book. It is meant to give you a new way of ...more
"I am convinced that without knowing it, thousands and thousands of well-meaning Christian parents are asking the law to do in the lives of their children what only the powerful grace of God can accomplish." (49) ...more
This book is full of great principles for parenting. These are not detailed, step-by-step procedures but rather are grounded values to develop a gospel-oriented basis for parenting your kids. The basic premise is that both the kids and the parents need to understand that all of their problems that come bubbling up throughout childhood and adulthood are a result of a heart problem. This is not about obeying or disobeying a set of rules, but worshipping some “thing”, or things”, other than God.
At Columbia Bible College from 1968-1972, (now Columbia International University) Paul majored in Bible and Christian Education. Although he had planned to be there for only two years and then to study ...more