Item description for Working Families: Navigating the Demands and Delights of Marriage, Parenting, and Career by Joy Jordan-Lake...
Overview Drawing upon her background as a college professor, writer, mom, and wife, the author helps couples and families sail through oceans of demand with grace with this creative guide to honoring the callings of professional life, parenting, and the marriage partnership.
Publishers Description Who hasn't heard a lot about juggling, balancing, and surviving? Navigating parenthood and professional life is all those things. But amidst the struggle, a life of kids, careers, and busy-craziness can be a privilege-and a tremendous reward. "Working Families "shows you how. Joy Jordan-Lake, a woman passionate about her kids and career, gives you examples from the lives of real people, some famous and some you'll meet for the first time in these pages. Drawing upon her background as a college professor, writer, mom, and wife, she helps couples and families navigate life together for joy and purpose. Along the way, the insight, gentle humor, creative ideas, and encouragement of "Working Families" will help you sail through oceans of demands with confidence because you "can" change the world-and not in spite of your children but because of them. "Includes discussion guide for individuals or groups. "
From Publishers Weekly After penning three books and having three children, Jordan-Lake writes of
juggling the demands of two holy callings-hers as a writer, her husband's as a
pastor-with raising kids. What distinguishes this book from the other
Christian family-balancing guides that crowd the shelves is its emphasis on
the fundamental equality of husband and wife, even while it recognizes that
women often bear a greater psychological burden than men when they try to
follow their bliss careerwise. The book is also refreshing for its social
conscience; Jordan-Lake, who has worked with the urban poor and is an advocate
for micro-enterprise loans, is all too aware that merely asking these
questions about family and work is a luxury that few women in the world will
ever afford. Writing with sharp humor and snappy prose, she draws heavily on
her own experiences as well as interviews with other women about how they
manage the competing expectations of career and family. Although the book's
repeated sailboat metaphors grow tiresome, this stands out as one of the more
thoughtful guides to Christian family life for the 21st century. (Mar. 20)
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Citations And Professional Reviews Working Families: Navigating the Demands and Delights of Marriage, Parenting, and Career by Joy Jordan-Lake has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 12/11/2006
CBA Retailers - 02/01/2007 page 44
Library Journal - 03/01/2007 page 64
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 20, 2007
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 0877881995 ISBN13 9780877881995
Availability 0 units.
More About Joy Jordan-Lake
Joy Jordan-Lake, adjunct professor at Belmont University in Nashville, is the author of three books, including Grit & Grace: Portraits of a Woman's Life. She served as a Baptist chaplain at Harvard University and has taught writing and literature at Tufts University and Baylor University. An enthusiastic advocate for micro-enterprise loans, she helps the impoverished begin their own businesses to support their families. Joy and her husband are the parents of three children.
Joy Jordan-Lake currently resides in Waco. Joy Jordan-Lake was born in 1963.
Reviews - What do customers think about Working Families: Navigating the Demands and Delights of Marriage, Parenting, and Career?
Working Families Feb 6, 2010
This book is very real and great for married couples going through tough times. We are actually using it for our Sunday School class and we can all relate to this book.
Ok, if you are looking for a book biased towards what is best for the adults Feb 2, 2010
This book is a good independent read. We are using it for a group Sunday School study. I am not sure that is the best environment for discussion of the book. It does not seem to ask what is in the best interest of children but more value is placed in the desires of the adults in their lives.