Tuesday, February 24, 2015

{{Book Review}} Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family

No one who starts a family plans on falling into patterns of dysfunction, but between the baggage of the past and the pressures of the world today, developing destructive parenting patterns is all too easy. Family ministry leader Dr. Michelle Anthony has now brought hope and practical help to parents in her new book, Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family: Avoiding the 6 Dysfunctional Parenting Styles.
Things such as good behavior, chore charts, and house rules often govern our families more than honest conversations, prayer, shared values, and faith adventures. Spiritually formed families live in a real world with real pressures, but they are choosing to be on journey together to live for something far greater than merely getting through another day.

*My Review*
This book is packed full of encouragement, wonderful ideas, and gentle reminders that we guide our children and that guiding them doesn't mean  that we have to micro-managing,or drive them towards perfection.

I recommend this book to anyone who is a Christian and is a parent of a child(ren) living at home, even if you are thinking of having children. This book gives great advice for coming up your own family mission statement. 

There are wonderful tidbits of wisdom throughout the book and I promise you don't want to miss out on them!

{{About the Author}}

Dr. Michelle Anthony is Family Ministry Architect for David C Cook and Family Ministry Ambassador for ROCKHARBOR Church. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Southern Seminary and as a practitioner, she has more than twenty-five years of church family ministry experience.
Michelle was formerly a professor at Biola University and Talbot School of Theology, and before that, she was the pastor of family ministries at ROCKHARBOR Church in Costa Mesa, California. Anthony has written more than a dozen resources for Christian Education and Family/Youth Ministries, including lead vision for David C Cook's TRU Curriculum and the bestselling book Spiritual Parenting.
She leads The Gathering events each year and dozens of TRU events each year, sharing David C Cook's Family Ministry Philosophy around the country. She has also spoken at CPC, D6, and other family ministry events.
Michelle and her husband, Michael, have two children and currently live in Southern California.
Find Michelle online: websiteFacebookTwitte

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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