Item description for No Greater Joy Volume 3 by Michael Pearl & Debi Pearl...
To answer the many letters that Michael and Debi Pearl received after writing "To Train Up a Child," they started the "No Greater Joy" magazine. "No Greater Joy" Volume Three contains articles from the "No Greater Joy" magazine that were written in response to questions from readers. Children learn wisdom and enjoy listening to the stories as you read to them. Covers the subjects of marriage relationships and how they affect children, joy, much more.
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Studio: No Greater Joy Ministries, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2001
Publisher NO GREATER JOY MINISTRIES 1297
ISBN 1892112124 ISBN13 9781892112125
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about No Greater Joy Volume 3?
This Book Works! Jul 9, 2007
The people best qualified to review the pearls,( No Greater Joy, Volume 3)are their children. Examine their opinion on child training. You can find them all at the Tennesse State Prison. Just kidding! It seems that many of the negative reviews on this book expect that outcome. The Pearl kids are all grown with children of their own. They are loving life and seeing good days. They aren't seeing an analyist. They earn a living and also write articles on child rearing and many other subjects, from a Christian world view. I am sorry to disappoint those who think that following the Bible will lead to child abuse. The Pearl kids are a walking answer to the critics.My wife and I loved this book.
Terrible Advice Nov 28, 2006
This is nothing short of a child abuse manual. My children are very well behaved and neither I nor my husband have ever hit them with our hands or any other object. If you are a true Christian, you should be following the NEW Testament, not the OLD testament. It is only in the old testament that Soloman alludes to a rod. Although even there, the quote is misinterpreted. Rods were used to GUIDE the sheep, not beat them with. In the new Testament Jesus held children in the highest esteem and said that those who offend them should hang a millstone around their neck and drown in the sea. Jesus never advocated hitting, whipping or shaming children. You can set limits and have logical and natural consequences for inappropriate behavior without resorting to violence against children. Violence begets violence. Hitting people is wrong and children are people too. Try reading Stephen Bavoleks Nurturing Parenting Program materials instead of this trash.
A MUST READ BOOK FOR ANY PARENT Sep 14, 2006
Everyone reading this book and others written by the Pearls will recognize that they are based on the Word of God and for this reason they have many enemies. When people heard the truth from the Lord Jesus in person they said "who can suffer this talk" or "he is evil". If people could say that about the Lord Jesus, the Son of God, what should we expect about his followers? If the World hated Jesus' ministry, they will hate the ministry of any of His followers who want to be approved by God alone and speak the truth. People don't like to hear God's opinion. It tortures their conscience. The Bible says that in the last days people will not want to hear the truth but teachers who will tell them what they want to hear.
If you want to know the truth, read the Bible yourself and see if the Pearls ministry is from man or from the Lord. Maybe your pastor taught you only some truth or a twisted truth. The Lord said : "read for yourself".
Awful and sad... Aug 25, 2006
Awful. Just awful. How to make your child want to commit suicide, part 3.
Generations of Failure Are Proof Enough Aug 21, 2006
Where have the last couple of generations gone wrong? It has been in moving away from sound Biblical doctrine and adopting worldly "feel-good" forms of discipline (time-outs), positive affirmation, and blaming others (he's a middle child). The Bible says, "The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame." Proverbs 29:15 Hmmmmm. Do you feel ashamed when you look at your children who don't obey you and disrespect other adults? In a culture where children are being nursed by television and practical strangers, could this proverb be any more true? My own grandmother says, "You don't need that switch. That baby (2-year-old) is so sweet." And to that I reply, "What do you think made her that way? It certainly wasn't her human nature." The proof is in the results. When we go out in public, my child does not throw mashed potatoes at the restaurant wall, she does not tell us "NO!", and she makes no disruptions (only people commenting on how sweet and good she is). All of this is because at home, we train her to obey. We did not allow her to develop such bad habits. If she displayed that attitude once, we put a stop to it. She was not abused. She was trained that that was an unacceptable behavior. People do it with dogs all of the time. They do it with horses. Circuses train elephants and bears. Why would I treat my animals any better than I treat my children? I would only do this if my values were seriously screwed up and I had no fear of the Almighty God.
The Pearls teach how to TRAIN your children so they won't need DISCIPLINE. They don't tell you to HIT them. They tell you to apply the ROD (a Biblical concept: Prov. 13:24, Prov. 22:15, Prov. 23:13-14) in a loving, instructive way so as to TRAIN them UP in the way they should go. If you don't train them, they will go the way the wind blows. Then you have to figure out a way to bend/break them out of their disobedience and back into the proper path (discipline). It is easier on the children to train them in the beginning than to wait until they have bad habits that have to be broken. It really is quite an amazing concept- one instituted by God and not the Pearls. They have simply obeyed the Word and become wise beyond many a psychologist's years. You really have to read this book to appreciate their instruction. They simply take what God has commanded that we do (use the rod to train up our children) and show us some creative ways that they have learned to implement them. I am blessed to have such a wise counsel in the Pearls.
Here's a thought: MANY A MAN HAS TRAINED HIS DOG BETTER THAN HE HAS TRAINED HIS CHILDREN. THAT IS CHILD ABUSE!
What the Pearls teach is not abuse if it is done in a loving, kind, Godly manner. It is YOUR ATTITUDE that makes the difference. I think that's what a lot of these nay-sayers are afraid of. They can't handle the pressure. It takes a lot of love and patience and wisdom to stay home with two-year-olds and babies (at the same time!) and do household chores and manage the bills and make out grocery lists and cook supper and satisfy a spouse and wash clothes and..........or we could just hire a sitter and go off to work where we only have to obey man and not God....... Christians have got to stop living like the world. Our children deserve better.