Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Book!

Tyndale Publishers has a contest to promote Dr. Kevin Leman's new book! You can go here to check out the details. They are giving away this book and other great prizes. Good luck!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Blessing (not National Lampoon's Christmas style)

This post is long overdue. Let's just say it's been a very busy summer around these parts. The boys finally started school last week, then my 99 year old grandmother died on Wednesday. So the business continues. Nonetheless, here is my review of this awesome book!

As a mother to a college student, a middle schooler, and two elementary kids, I totally appreciate this book. We have had quit the summer. My six year old fractured his femur almost five weeks ago and that has thrown a wrench in lots of our plans. We have spent lots of time at home doing absolutely nothing. All this extra time has let me practice what I read in this book. I grew up in a fundamental Christian home and feel like my parents practiced these principles without even knowing about it. There is no better gift to give a child than knowing they have their parents unconditional love and approval. Now that I have learned the basics principles talked about in The Blessing, I hope to give my children a hope for the future. There are so many negatives forces against them in the world, our relationship needs to be a priority! This book also gives specific ways to communicate to children these ideas.

The following are the key areas addressed in The Blessing: *Meaningful touch*A spoken message*Attaching high value*Picturing a special future*An active commitment*

I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my review. The opinions are mine.