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Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Right

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  22 reviews
How to raise godly children in a godless world

Do you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle? Against the culture, against the busyness, sometimes even against your spouse and kids… Often it seems like everything is against you as a parent, and your everyday life can feel far from joy-filled. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Parents Rising will show you eight cultura
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Moody Publishers
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Lydia Howe
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Why I Choose This Book

I've read books by Arlene Pellicane before and really liked what she had to say, plus her writing style is easy to read. Miss Arlene talks a lot about children and technology and I find that subject fascinating. Plus, Gary Chapman wrote the forward and I really like his work. ((And, as always, here is my disclaimer: I'm not married and don't have kids, therefore I'm reviewing this book from that perspective.))

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This book was so good and so fast a
Adrienne Servis
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. A must read for all parents, grandparents, and any one who takes care of children as guardians. Arlene has pointed out exactly what the kingdom of God's plan is for parents raising their children. She maps out areas of improvement for us all to examine and rejoice that it is going that direction or make the changes to get there. This is exactly what I have been looking for to show a hands on copy to someone on how to raise their children. Thank you Arlene for the opportunity to b ...more
Lauren DuPrez
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Parents Rising is the latest book by author and mom of three Arlene Pellicane. Since my daughter is only two I have just begun reading parenting books and so far, Parents Rising is one of my favorites. The book title is derived from the challenge Arlene presents to parents throughout the book which is, "Parents we must rise." Parents must rise against the low expectations set by culture regarding how children behave and whom they become.

I enjoyed this book so much that I could hardly put it down
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a Christian book on parenting. The author is Arlene Pellicane who is a public speaker on Christian parenting and she is a frequent guest on various radio show interviews such as Fox & Friends, Focus on the Family, and The 700 Club. I admit I’m frequently on guard with “pop Christian” self-help sort of books and resources and my guard was up reading this book. Nevertheless I did find this book useful.
The book lays out eight strategies for parenting. Some of these strategies include “A
Syncopated Mama
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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In a world where parenting can sometimes seem like a losing battle, this book provides 8 essential strategies for leading kids through the murk and mire of our ever-changing culture.

So many parents ask questions about navigating the parenting journey in today's society as well as how to raise happy, obedient kids without turning them into colorless automatons. This book can be just the resource you've been looking for.

Whether you're parenting toddlers or teenagers, are single or married and cont
Shonda Knowlton
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Parents Rising is Arlene Pellicane's newest release. This book breaks down eight strategies for raising kids who love God, respect authority and value what's right. Arlene's honest and sometimes amusing family stories give a glimpse of how to apply these strategies to everyday life. Each chapter begins with a Bible verse and a short story. From there Arlene uses her research to share some startling statistics for the breakdown of the strategies in modern day culture. She weaves other author quot ...more
Kathleen Garber
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is exactly what I needed. Part of the introduction reminded me of what I sometimes forget when the kids are saying, “But mom…!”

“You are the leader of your home simply by being who you are. You don’t have to take a course, pass a test, attain perfection, or be born with a certain pedigree. You are the parent of your child, which makes you, by virtue, automatically one deserving of honor and respect.” – pg 15, emphasis mine

Parents Rising is about rising up to take our place back as pare
Megan Byrd
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Parents Rising helps parents stay (or get back in) the driver's seat of their home by reminding them of the authority and responsibility they've been given by God and providing strategies to help their children become respectful, responsible, and compassionate adults.

The information in the book was familiar to me but I appreciated the reminder of the things I should be doing for and with my children and the statistics that emphasize the importance of being an active parent to my children. Some
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a book! Parents need to read this message AND apply it. There are tons of parenting books out there but this one is worth your time.

Each chapter of the book is about a different strategy. The 8 strategies are not hard to implement, and they are all very practical. As I read I thought that they all seem to be parenting strategies that were once popular and you saw used by many parents. Now they are rare it seems.

I like that the author shares some facts but doesn't overshare facts and st
Jessie Young
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such good practical relevant advice fills this book. Doesn’t tell parents to baby kids but exhorts parents to use their God given authority to teach kids how to behave so they can be great adults. Touches on all the topics that are affecting parenting and child raising in today’s society of “it’s all about me” instant gratification device driven world. Author is genuine and easy to read. She gives personal examples and talks about her struggles. She doesn’t give off Aires of having everything to ...more
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Arlene Pellicane shares eight practical strategies in raising kids in this godless world. Most of the strategies are things to us, the parents, to modify in order to raise children successfully.

The book provides advice and real life stories from Arlene's family and what she has done, in conjunction with her husband in raise their children.

The book also makes references to other books and the quotes are so perfectly balanced with her main topic.

I would recommend this book to everyone that is a
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You are not alone. You can raise godly kids in a godless culture.

I truly wish I had this book when my children were younger. Arlene lays out 8 strategies for raising kids who love God, respect authority, and value what’s right. As she walks you through these 8 strategies, Arlene comes along side of you and lets you know you aren’t alone in struggling against all the destructive forces that are arrayed against our children and raising them to become godly men and women. Practical steps are laid o
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book inspired me to reach for new heights in my parenting. Not in a guilt-inducing, condemning way, but in a tough love kind of way. Arlene speaks in a no-holds-barred manner and isn’t afraid to speak some hard truths, but she does it with the attitude of a friend who wants the best for you and your kids.

I won’t lie — this wasn’t a light-hearted, feel-good read. It opened my eyes, stepped on my toes, and pierced my heart. But it was full of powerful, important truths that we all need to hea
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: parenting
I'm a new parent, so there is still a lot I have to learn about what it is like to be the parent of a toddler, elementary age, youth, young adult, or adult. But, wherever you are in that spectrum, this book can be relevant. It is geared toward younger/newer parents, but the message can be applied to all. This is one of the most impactful books I've ever read on parenting and raising up children who aren't just well-behaved, but who love Jesus and live with purpose and drive. Seriously, get a cop ...more
Gina Patton
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Parents Rising is wonderful book! The topics Arlene writes about are what all parents face, and the practical tips and advice are extremely helpful. I especially enjoyed the scripture references as well. I could relate to the entire books on things I've gone through, things I'm experiencing now, and things I'll face in the future on this wild ride called parenting. When I find a book with similar values as mine as well as being able to take away valuable knowledge to apply to my everyday life; t ...more
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Must read for Christian parents. Arlene writes as someone in the trenches with you and clearly presents eight strategies to utilize in your parenting. She presents the research behind her recommendations along with action steps. This is a practical book that will challenge you and encourage you. It truly will help you to strengthen the foundation of your family. It is a quick read but one that I'm sure that I will be coming back to again and again.

I received a complimentary copy of this book fro
Sarah Wiley
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: parenting
Arlene Pellicane did again! Another hit out of the park. In a mix of personal stories and shared insights from other voices of complete knowledge and understanding, the author gives parents a roadmap. This isn’t just advice put everyday practical steps parents can take to rise to the roles they were made for. This book will definitely not on my shelf but rather will remain a nearby, handy reference for me to come back to again and again!
Rachael Trovillion
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an advance copy for me to review. This book has a lot of insight. The questions really got me to dig deeper into my parenting. I have more awareness of things that need to change in my parenting. Great read!
Emily Domitrovic hamburg
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent. No time wasted on silly stories or barely relevant examples. Just straight to the point, tips based on what her family has found successful, and a fairly simple list of things to focus on and an action plan to get there.
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great information in easy to read chapters. Provides for a lot of thought and applications! Thank you for a great tool!
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend this book! 8 great strategies for Christian families!!
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Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Are you looking for some new strategies to strengthen your parenting skills? Do you feel like you are raising your child(ren) to be able to function as adults? This book is an amazing book for all parents! It provides hands on practical ways to connect with your child(ren). Arlene Pellicane encourages us to actively parent, not just watch our kids grow up. It's time to Rise Up!
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Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and the coauthor of Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World (with Dr. Gary Chapman). Arlene’s other books include 31 Days to
Becoming a Happy Wifeand 31 Days to a Happy Husband. She has been a featured guest on
the Today Show, Fox & Friends, Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, The 700 Club, and
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah.