Item description for Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens (Resources For Changing Lives) by Paul David Tripp...
Overview Tripp uncovers the issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers.
Publishers Description Teenage hassles that disrupt parents? lives? Or prime opportunities to connect with, listen to, and nurture our kids? Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers.
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Studio: P & R Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2001
Publisher NEW GROWTH PRESS #1265
Series Resources For Changing Lives
ISBN 0875526055 ISBN13 9780875526058
Availability 0 units.
More About Paul David Tripp
Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is also the president of Paul Tripp Ministries. He has written a number of popular books on Christian living, including What Did You Expect?, Dangerous Calling, Parenting, andNew Morning Mercies. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Luella and they have four grown children. For more information and resources, visit paultrippministries.org.
Paul David Tripp currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania. Paul David Tripp was born in 1950.
Reviews - What do customers think about Age Of Opportunity?
Get to the heart of the matter Jan 29, 2007
This is the best book I've read on parenting teens from a Biblical perspective. Tripp helps parents think about what the heart issues are, not just control the external behaviors. If you're interested in taking the time to use the trials of life to point your child to the gospel of Christ, this book is for you.
Great Resource Jan 18, 2007
As a young pastor who does not have any teenagers of my own, this book has been a great resource to hand out to parents. Tripp's book has really helped open many of our parents' eyes to the wonderful opportunity for discipleship through the teenage years.
Excellent parenting book!! Nov 9, 2006
This is one of my favorite books on parenting! I HIGHLY recommend it for anyone raising teens! It will offer you practical advice and lots of hope and encouragement!
Great Book Jul 4, 2006
This book is really insightful and extremely helpful. I would recommend it to people of ALL ages and walks of life, not just parents. I am a high school teacher and a youth leader, and my perspective has been completely changed because of this book.
Buy it and read it BEFORE your children are teens!!! Jun 26, 2006
What an encouraging and challenging book for parents. Tripp doesn't pull any punches in this outstanding book that challenges parents to be more deliberate and intentional about their parenting. The primary emphasis of the book is getting through to parents that raising children is not about how they look, how well they score on some standardized test, or how many touchdowns they score, but ultimately if they have a heart for God. Tripp first deals with the perspective of parents on this issue refocusing them on what's really important, then he dives in to encourage parents to pursue their teens and accept this stage of parenting as a God-given opportunity instead of dreading it and working to avoid it at all costs.
Tripp encourages parents to find a balance between protecting them from the world and allowing them to assimilate themselves into the world. Tripp knows that many parents of teens are tired and worn out - but he thinks that the reason is because they are spending too much time and energy addressing the wrong thing. Tripp warns parents that they should not focus on behavior modification, but be willing to spend the time and energy to find out the root causes which underlie their behavior. One theme constantly running through Age of Opportunity is the emphasis given to conversation - parents making the effort to talk with their children
While the intended audience is parents with teenage children, much of the sage advice is applicable to parents with any age children and the book might be a better read for parents before their children hit the teen years. Outstanding book, easy-to-read, biblically sound, challenging and encouraging - Age of Opportunity has my highest recommendation.