Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The Life Giving Parent: a review and a give away!

The Life Giving Parent by Clay and Sally Clarkson is considered the third book in the "Life Giving" trilogy with The Life Giving Home and the Life Giving Table compromising the first two books.

This book is mostly written by Clay so it has a slightly different feel to it than the previous Life Giving books.  Clay writes like the theologian and lyricist he is.  Which combine to offer parents sound Biblical advice but written in a way that is easy to read.  In each chapter, Sally provides "Sally's Life Giving Momoirs" with a story from their own family.

The reader is presented with information to help raise their children to become the person God designed them to be with the talents and gifts He has given.  However, most importantly, ideas are shared on how to raise children to have their own personal relationship with God.

This is one of those rare parenting books that dads will enjoy reading.  It is also not just for homeschoolers but any parent will find good advice here.  Based not only on decades of ministry but also raising four children who are using their gifts and serving God as adults.

The Chapters include:

1. Someone's Got to Give

Part I: Heartbeats of Parental Life Giving
2. Numbering Your Child's Days
3. Nurturing Your Child's Spirit
4. Guarding Your Child's Heart
5. Renewing Your Child's Mind
6. Strengthening Your Child's Faith
7. Shaping Your Child's Will
8. Cultivating Your Child's Character
9. Forming Your Child's Imagination

Part II: Living as a Life Giving Parent
10.  One Life to Give
Epilogue: Our Life Giving Parent Story

I can't recommend this book enough.  It is the kind of "meaty" parenting book many people have wished for.  It is the kind of book that you would like to read but also a nonthreatening book to give as a gift to a friend or adult child.

Also available is The Life Giving Parent Experience, subtitled "A 10-Week Journey of Parenting for Life", which can be used in small groups for discussion.

The Life Giving Parent and The Life Giving Parent Experience were provided by Tyndale for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.

Mentioned in this Post:
The Life Giving Parent... here.
The Life Giving Parent Experience (study book)... here.
The Life Giving Home... here.
The Life Giving Table... here.

Disclaimer:  Most links to Amazon.com are Associate links.

Leave a comment on this post by Thursday evening and the publisher will be giving away a copy of The Life Giving Parent to a fortunate reader.  :)


Anonymous said...

Would love to read this book. I have heard they are wonderful and the new one from his perspective would be an interesting read also. Thank you for the chance to win it. Carolin

Elisabeth said...

I would love to have a copy of this book! I have read the Life Giving Home and the Life Giving Table this year and have loved them. Lots to think about and incorporate into our daily life. ❤️

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, Based on your recommendation I already have the first two in the Trilogy so would love to add this one! Although, being a grandmother of twelve....Would enjoy sharing with their parents!

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, Based on your recommendation I already have the first two in the Trilogy so would love to add this one! Although, being a grandmother of twelve....Would enjoy sharing with their parents!

Ashlee said...

I am a momma of 4 ages 5-11, so I think I could apply this right now!! I would adore a copy. I have read most of Sally's books, but didn't know she had written another. I am recovering from hip surgery, so this could put my down time to good use!!

moreofhim said...

I love everything Sally Clarkson writes and shares. I would love to win this! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

Blessings - Julie

Cheri said...

I'm a grandma of 6, ages 1-10. I would love to share this book with my daughters-in-love.

Thanks for your review!

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good! I especially like that fathers would also enjoy reading it! If I’m fortunate enough to win the drawing, I will gift it to my daughter and son-in-law. Our first grandchild will a year old this month! Thanks for sharing!
Laura C.(WA)

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the review, as always! ;0) I'd love a copy of the book. It sounds wonderful.
Pam (SD)

Unknown said...

I just finished reading Sally Clarkson The Life Giving Table would Love to win this!!!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Maryellen

Vee said...

Oh, I thought I should be kind to those raising children. 🙂 But I’m sure that I could figure out to whom to gift it. Sounds pretty interesting, though, so I might have to read it first.

Nicole in MD said...

Love the Clarksons! I was just wondering if Mr.Clarkson would be writing anymore. I am so glad that he is.

Anonymous said...

Sally Clarkson has always been such an inspiration! I'm so grateful for her shared wisdom. I would love to share this book with my oldest daughter who has two little girls.

Thank you for all your book reviews,


Kathy S. said...

This is the book I would have wanted to read at the beginning of my journey as a parent.Looking forward to reading it.

LeighSabey said...

I loved the Life Giving Home...thank you for this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be able to win this book and then give it straight to my daughter. She is a fabulous momma to two little munchkins.

Thank you for sharing this opportunity to enter the giveaway.

Valerie Ann

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

The chapter headings sound perfect. It is very generous of you to have this giveaway, Brenda.

Anonymous said...

Dear Brenda,
Thank you for the offer to win this book by the Clarksons for parents. My oldest and his wife are new parents of a 9 month old boy and this would be wonderful for them. It would be great for grandparents as well.

southeast Michigan

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Clay and Sally have long been a voice for grace in parenting and guiding our children! Love them!

becka said...

Would love to read this and be able to pass it along to the parents of my grandchildren. :)

Annie said...

I'd love to read a copy of this...thank you for hosting this giveaway!

The Journey said...

Hope I am not to late to sign up for this- be great for my dd. Linda in IN

Sue said...

I would be happy to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity!

Mrs.T said...

Not sure if I am too late to sign up, but thanks for the giveaway. It looks like a wonderfully helpful book -- the sort I wish I had had when my children were young.