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Hopeful Parenting: Encouragement for Raising Kids Who Love God [Paperback]

By David Jeremiah (Author)
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Popular author Jeremiah presents a heartwarming look at adventures in parenting. Drawing from his own rich journey through fatherhood, he shares wit and wisdom on raising children in an unpredictable world. (Christian)

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The wisdom you need from the pastor you love.

Parenting is far from easy. From first steps to first dates, parenthood is filled with unique challenges. Yet there is no greater joy than nurturing one of God's most precious gifts. "New York Times "best-selling author David Jeremiah presents a heartwarming look at adventures in parenting. Drawing from his own rich journey through fatherhood, Pastor David Jeremiah shares wit and wisdom on raising children in an unpredictable world. Each insightful chapter features timeless truths from God's Word, offering encouragement for the road ahead.

Be refreshed. Be challenged. Be inspired to build a rich and deep legacy of faith for your family.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: David C. Cook
Pages   254
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.88" Width: 7.33" Height: 0.68"
Weight:   0.77 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   David C. Cook
ISBN  1434799891  
ISBN13  9781434799890  

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More About David Jeremiah

David Jeremiah DAVID JEREMIAH is the founder of Turning Point, an international ministry commit-ted to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching through radio and television, the Internet, live events, and resource materials and books. He is the author of more than forty books including Captured by Grace; Angels: Who They Are and How They Help What the Bible Reveals; What in the World Is Going On? and The Prayer Matrix. Dr. Jeremiah is the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California, where he resides with his wife, Donna. They have four grown children and numerous grandchildren."

David Jeremiah currently resides in El Cajon, in the state of California. David Jeremiah was born in 1941.

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Encouraging and instructive, fans of David Jeremiah will not be disappointed  Mar 4, 2009
Evangelicals from across the religious spectrum have benefited from and delighted in David Jeremiah's messages throughout the years. His internationally syndicated radio and television program, "Turning Point," changes lives every day. In this current book, the bestselling author and pastor turns his attention to the task of parenting --- hopeful parenting to be precise.

As a father of four grown children and grandfather of 10, Jeremiah and wife Donna have much wisdom and experience to draw upon and impart to today's parents struggling to be hopeful in a difficult and challenging world. Practical and yet encouraging, Jeremiah recounts the many biblical examples of parenting (done right and failed) and similarly tells of current families' plights as they seek to rear and raise their youngsters to be faithful men and women of God.

Telling his own family's story as he expounds upon particular biblical principles for parenting, Jeremiah is forthright with his own struggles and failures. Parents will find excellent resources on such topics as the privilege and challenge of the parenting role, children as God's great gift, how to build a solid family foundation, benefits of a Christian home, pride and joy as a two-way street, the faithful home, learning to let children go, and encouragement to single parents.

Readers will find especially inspiring Jeremiah's two chapters on Raising Courageous Daniels (for boys) and Rearing Faith-Filled Esthers (for girls). Citing text in the Book of Daniel, he describes how the young man Daniel exhibited uncompromising fortitude, demonstrated conviction, maintained his integrity with unflagging confidence and maintained consistency. So how can today's parents impart this type of maturity? Jeremiah instructs moms and dads to tell their sons never to underestimate the importance of their choices, to decide upon convictions before facing the choice, to determine the risk factor in every situation, to depend upon God daily, to develop friends who will stand with them, and to teach them how to declare decisions with courage.

In the twin chapter focusing on raising Faith-Filled Esthers, the author retells the story of Esther and her selfless reliance on God when an evil ruler threatened her people with extinction. Esther exhibited great faith and wisdom as she sought the Lord during this crucial test. Parents can raise an Esther by helping young women see that the more crucial the project, the more critical the preparation. While waiting on important issues, we still work on the mundane, and when her cause is righteous, her courage will be reinforced.

Jeremiah's counsel is current and modern, yet his advice (as always, rooted in the biblical principles found in scripture) is timeless. Despite the media naysayers who say the family unit is destined to destruction, he believes that God can and does regularly answer the prayers of moms and dads who seek His help. Encouraging and instructive, fans of David Jeremiah will not be disappointed.

--- Reviewed by Michele Howe
Excellent  Aug 27, 2008
I think every parent or perspective parent should read this book. I wish I would have had it when my daughter was young.
Encouragement  Apr 22, 2008
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for, 4/08
After watching the evening news or reading the headlines, you may have decided that it is impossible to raise Godly children. Scripture tells us that "with God all things are possible." David Jeremiah offers parents words of support. "To be called "Mom or Dad is a tremendous privilege with a corresponding challenge that is just as great." Hopeful Parenting is not an owner's manual. Children are a blessing from our heavenly Father. Each child has unique personalities and needs. Along with the blessings, come responsibilities and challenges. Some children are more challenging than others.
Jeremiah offers ten wonderful suggestions for communicating with children. Children want and need boundaries. Talk to your children; read to them, and value them. Everyone needs encouragement, including children. Be affectionate with children and learn to have patience. The most important lesson you can teach your child is to love the Heavenly Father. Children learn by observing those around them. If they see a parent pray, they will learn to pray. If they see a parent living a Godly life, they will learn to live a Godly life.
Hopeful Parenting is a lifeline of encouragement in a sea of uncertainty. David Jeremiah reaches out to parents in a sincere manner. He offers hope and encouragement. Hopeful Parenting is easy to understand and read. This book should be required reading before becoming a parent; however, it is never too late. Hopeful Parenting would make a great gift for expecting parents. I highly recommend Hopeful Parenting to all parents.


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