Lead Your Family Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard, Tricia Goyer, and Phil Hodges is a great book that gives perspective on parenting and the family as a whole.
Does your family need a five-star general at the helm? A psychologist? A referee? Ken Blanchard, best-selling co-author of "The One Minute Manager" and "Lead Like Jesus," points to a better role model: the Son of God. Joined by veteran parents and authors Phil Hodges and Tricia Goyer, renowned business mentor Blanchard shows how every family member benefits when parents take the reins as servant-leaders. Moms and dads will see themselves in a whole new light--as life-changers who get their example, strength, and joy from following Jesus at home. This user-friendly book's practical principles and personal stories mark the path to a truly Christ-centered family, where integrity, love, grace, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness make all the difference. (Goodreads)
This book actually surprised me and I really enjoyed reading it. I do not have children but the advice that these three people give made me think back to my own childhood and what I would want with my own kids. In one chapter Tricia was talking about her attitude with her kids. She states that she was always busy running them around to do so many things but being so stressed it made her grumpy. Would her kids remember the piano lessons or her attitude and anger later on down the road? Think about it. What do you remember from your childhood? The exciting pool party or the fight going on between parents on the way to and from the party? Ken, Tricia, and Phil all include personal side stories for examples on how to create a better family atmosphere and often they list things that are important with bullet points.
This is a great book and I highly recommend to anyone who has kids or who is planning to have some!
"I received this book for free from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review".
Celebrate the release of Lead Your Family Like Jesus with Tricia by entering her iPad Mini Giveaway and RSVPing for the Lead, Momma Lead LIVE Webcast Event (with MomLife Today's Tracey Eyster) on April 16th.
One winner will receive:
- An iPad Mini
- A Tricia Goyer library
So grab your copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus and join Tricia and Tracey on the evening of April 16th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)