On My Bookshelf: Lead Your Family Like Jesus

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Teaching has given me a brand-new perspective on parenting. For the first few years of my teaching career, my students treated me more like their older sister. I am short (and at that time, I was also pretty thin) so many adults often thought I was a student at the middle school where I taught. In fact, I once got in trouble during a fire drill for not being with my class. Ha! Now that I’m a parent and am older, I see my students in a different light. They belong to someone. They are a child of The Father. My words, tone, and sense of responsibility is different toward my students because I know that some of them don’t have a parental figure to look up to.  I’ve even had students who have told me, “My mom doesn’t care about me.”  That just breaks my heart!    When I send my own children off to school, how do they behave? How do they represent our family? Do they know they are loved beyond measure?  Do they know right from wrong, do they act on that sense? Lead Your Family Like Jesus: Powerful Parenting Principles from the Creator of Families explores how parents can take a leadership role in the family. Whether you’re a mom, dad, or serving as both while being a single parent, there are lessons to be learned from this book. It gives excellent “Points to Ponder” that urge the reader to take a look inside the heart.  Reading this book is such an exercise in becoming the parent that God wants you to be.   I highly recommend it!

I liked that Lead Your Family Like Jesus was authored by three well-known Christian authors and leaders.   I’ve read books by Tricia Goyer in the past and knew that I liked her way of thinking, so that’s one of the reasons I was drawn to this book.  So glad I was able to participate in this book tour!
Whenever you influence the thinking, behavior, or development of another person, you are leading. Nowhere, then, is your impact as a leader felt more dramatically than in your own family–no matter what role you play. What kind of legacy will you leave?

Tricia Goyer is thrilled to announce that her latest co-writing project, Lead Your Family Like Jesus, (with Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges) will release in April. Filled with practical examples and easily applied principles, this book lays out a dynamic H4 framework to help you align your heart, head, hands, and habits to lead your family like Jesus.



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