Item description for No Greater Joy Volume 1 (No Greater Joy) by Michael Pearl & Debi Pearl...
Overview Covers the subjects of sibling rivalry, pouting, bad attitudes, and much more. Publisher Marketing: Covers the subjects of sibling rivalry, pouting, bad attitudes, and much more.
In 1994 Michael and Debi Pearl published To Train Up a Child. The book has sold over 625,000 copies, becoming "the handbook on child training" for many families. The Pearls received so many child training questions in the mail that they began publishing a free bimonthly magazine to answer themNo Greater Joy. As the subscriptions grew into the tens of thousands, subscribers kept asking for back issues, thus the publication of No Greater Joy Volume One, Volume Two and Volume Threeeach book representing about two years of articles from back issues of the magazine. If you have read To Train Up a Child and you have questions, chances are you will find the answers in No Greater Joy Volume One, Volume Two, or Volume Three.
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Studio: No Greater Joy Ministries
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 1997
Publisher NO GREATER JOY MINISTRIES 1297
Series No Greater Joy
ISBN 1892112019 ISBN13 9781892112019
Availability 0 units.
More About Michael Pearl & Debi Pearl
Introducing Michael and Debi Pearl Michael and Debi Pearl have been married since 1971. They have 5 children and 15 grandchildren. Between them they have authored 14 books and 8 booklets which combined have sold millions. Much of what they write deals with marriage, child training, and homeschooling. One of their recent books, Good and Evil (Bible stories in Marvel comic format), has been published into 25 languages with another 60 translations soon to be ready for press. The Pearl's also publish a 32 page bi-monthly magazine with a subscription of over 100,000. Needless to say they are prolific writers and public speakers. On another note, Michael is an inductee into the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame and holds several world titles, including Gold Cup winner of 2008-9, long distance thrower of the year with a record all time high of hitting a four inch target at 63 feet, and he is the undisputed best tomahawk thrower of 2009, holding the world title. When he is not teaching the Bible or speaking to audiences on how to have a good marriage and obedient children he is teaching kids how to stick a bull's eye with a knife or hawk. Debi Pearl and husband Michael have 5 children and 15 grandchildren. Between them they have author 14 books and 8 booklets which combined have sold millions. Learn more about them and sign up for the No Greater Joy bi-monthly magazine at NoGreaterJoy.org.Debi Pearl grew up during the 1960s at the height of the hippie revolution and the Jesus Movement. The forced draft due to the Vietnam War brought a sense of eternity to the youth, provoking them to seriously consider their souls. It was a time of a great move of the Spirit of God. As a teenager, dressed in tie-dye tee shirt and long drooping peasant skirt, she stood on the highways and byways sharing the gospel and seeing miracle after miracle of God's amazing grace. She married her life mate, Michael Pearl, in 1971.
Michael Pearl currently resides in Pleasantville Pleasantville.
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Reviews - What do customers think about No Greater Joy Volume 1?
A Guide to Abusing Your Children Sep 16, 2007
Athough it's a miracle that these pepoele are literate enough to compile a book that is where the miracle ends.
Their book has served as a guide to death for several children.
Please do not take their advice and use plumbing supplies to beat your children.
If you read this book and take their "advice" there's a good likelihood that Children's Protective Services will come a knockin' at your door.
I'm begging you to not beat your children or purchase this abomination.
rated one star because you can't rate a zero Sep 15, 2007
Having already read and reviewed Debi Pearl's "Help Meet" I decided to check out some of the Pearls' other books. It gets even worse. Their methods of child rearing are absurd. Even a dog gets trained with positive reinforcement. To break a child's will is criminal.
Excellent Book on Child Training Sep 2, 2007
This book is an excellent book, I don't care what all of the negative naysayers out there say. I have almost all of their books, as well as watched 2 of their dvd's and I haven't seen anything "unchristian" at all. This book as well as all of the information I've recieved from them has been top notch, and my kids love their 2 music cd's. Everyone has opinions on a subject like this, because it is so important to the future of our children how they are raised.
An HONEST and REAL Opinion Sep 1, 2007
It is very obvious many of these negative reviews are bogus, and are probably from the same handful of people who've made it there goal to write a review for each of the Pearl's books under various tags... I thought I'd take the time to share that the Pearl's child rearing techniques are excellent because they focus on:
1. "Tying Strings" with your children...spending TIME with them, developing a true, heart to heart relationship with them, laughing, and experiencing life and fun with them.
2. Training vs. reacting...having clear boundaries and making clear the consequences of when a parent says "no", it means "no". Children are constantly pushing parents to know the boundaries and those who know them are happier and more secure.
3. They clarify the difference between what is "normally" thought of when one refers to spanking (the mom who waits until she's boiling over to get up and deal w/ her kids because they've ignored her 10th request to stop swinging on the chandelier...) and what they refer to as switching (the mom who lets the kids know ahead of time that when Mom says "Stop swinging on the chandelier" and you don't, you should expect a consequence...and indeed, after the first offense, the child gets a stinging light swat; Mom is not irritated, and the child is reminded that Mom means what she says.)
4. Due to the a)clear boundaries, b)greater focus on doing fun things with your children and c)consistency (Mom isn't lazily ignoring her kids as they continue to not mind her)...her children (who are smart!) obey her when she says something, and both of them are able to spend their days enjoying the harmony of their relationship.
This principles of this book has been a blessing to our family I would have to agree that from when my son was young until now (9), people have always marvelled that we seem to have so much fun together...while a lot of them were experiencing the "I love my children, but I have a hard time liking them" thing because they spent the majority of the days irritated at their kids because of their kids' constant disobedience, bad attitude and lack of respect. I really found that early on, we rarely needed to switch because - basically kid's are smart and when they know disobedience brings an unwanted consequence, it helps motivate them to learn self control. Kids whose parents help them to practice their own self-control (to choose to obey even when you don't feel like it) are given something that helps them to be successful as people...it is somewhat evident at the child's young age, but even more valuable as he or she grows up. (I wish my parents helped to instill more self-control in my own life growing up; I'd have avoided a few uneccessary sidetracks in life!) I suppose it is like the state trooper who gives a ticket when people speed vs. the one who is known to give out 10 warnings first before issuing the ticket...on whose highway will people obey the speed limit? :)
If you find yourself feeling as if you are exhausted and not having fun with your kids, but find you feel more irritated toward them than anything else...ignore the (mostly bogus) negative comments of people who have never read these books and read them (start with "To Train Up a Child".
I would agree, though, this is not for everyone, as it requires a lot of personal sacrifice for your children... it challenges parents to really become truly involved in their children's lives (as opposed to the modern raising of children...plunk them in front of a TV or computer) and that requires giving up of our selfish ways!
As a final note, much of the negative comments are totally out of context, and some are outright untrue...so, Christian or not, for those seeking a better relationship with their children, who are willing to put their lives into their kids' lives, go ahead and get the book. May your family be as blessed by it as we have been!
Man's wisdom is foolish in God's eyes. Aug 17, 2007
Like others, I've noticed that people either hate this book or love it. I love it. I am a college graduate and have gone from an athiest in college to a Christian as an adult. If I had read this book back in my feminist, athiest college days when I was so glad I wasn't a sheltered, stupid Christian, I would have hated it. After tasting life on both sides I can honestly say that the times I thought I knew the most was when I was the dumbest I've ever been and the farthest from God I've ever been. Everything the Pearls advise is supported by scripture. Scripture also tells us that man's wisdom is foolish in God's eyes. Our maker knows what our children need and He is very clear in scripture. Don't read any of the Pearls books, but read the Bible, the KJV. If you do and you believe every word of it and do what it says, you will be doing exactly what the Pearls say.