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Overview Many of us worry about our kids getting pulled under by our culture's negative currents. We try to shout over the roar of media blitzes, misguided values in the schools, and peer pressure. And we wonder how to raise faithful children. For parents who sometimes feel they haven't done enough, Jones provides ideas for taking small steps toward communication and intimacy, showing you how to take advantage of teachable moments by fully "focusing on the present."
Many of us worry about our kids getting pulled under by our culture's negative currents. We try to shout over the roar of media blitzes, misguided values in the schools, and peer pressure. And we wonder how to raise faithful children.
For parents who sometimes feel they haven't done enough, Jones provides ideas for taking small steps toward communication and intimacy, showing you how to take advantage of teachable moments by fully "focusing on the present."
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849914035 ISBN13 9780849914034
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More About Timothy Jones
Timothy Jones is an author, editor, and speaker specializing in the spiritual life. He was the managing editor for Ballantine's former Christian division, Moorings, and prior to that was an editor for Christianity Today magazine for six years, and a pastor for almost eight years.Among his books are A Place for God, The Art of Prayer, Celebration of Angels, and The Next American Spirituality (coauthored with George Gallup, Jr.). A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), Jones, his wife, and their three children live near Nashville."
Timothy Jones has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Exeter.
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Nurturing Your Child's Soul Oct 17, 2006
I'm drawn to parenting books like a moth to a flame--and usually I get burned. It's a genre of steps and formulas that never seem to transfer from the printed page to real life. But this book is different. Jones recognizes that parenting often happens "on the fly," "on the way," or "in the middle of" -- in those scurrying moments 10 minutes before school starts when one kid can't find her shoes, another can't find his backpack, and the third just remembered he's supposed to make a diorama of the Sahara desert -- and it's due today. You know what I'm talking about.
I realize that some of the most important decisions I make as a parent (the ones that tell my kids who I really am) happen at the speed of a knee jerk at the times when I'm least equipped to make them. I like Timothy Jones because he understands the disonance between what I want my life as a parent to look like and what it really is. He understands my desperate desire to nurture in my children a gift I'm still working out in my own life -- the gift of an abiding faith in something (someone) beyond myself, bigger and better, more satisfying and sustaining than anything else. And he gives me hope... but not an easy answer.
The book is an easy read, not over-long, and packed with a gentle understanding of the tenuous and strenuous work of being a parent. If you're looking for a step by step formula, it's not for you. But if you're looking for an overall framework to continually build on as you grow together in faith with your children, I highly recommend it!