From the family that brought you The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Table, discover how you can become a parent who gives your child a life worth living for Christ.In today's world, it's easy to become overwhelmed and even paralyzed by the constant flow of parenting advice. We're flooded with so much practical information that we wonder if we're choosing the right way. And we may be missing the one thing God really wants us to give to our children: His life. God doesn't include a divine methodology for parenting in the Bible, but He does provide principles that can enable any faithful parent to bring His life into the life of their home.In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles--heartbeats of lifegiving parenting--to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family. Now parents of four grown children--each with their own unique personality and gifts--Sally and Clay have learned (sometimes the hard way!) that the key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child. Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You'll give them the life of Christ. (Don't miss the companion piece, The Lifegiving Parent Experience!)...
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The Lifegiving Parent: Giving Your Child a Life Worth Living for Christ Reviews
Clay and Sally have written an amazing book with The Life Giving Parent. Honestly, I think I can give a lot of my other parenting books away because this book gets to the heart of children, which is teaching them to love Jesus in a world that is messy, chaotic and unsettling. There isn't a formula or method, but this is a lifestyle and I love how they approach their parenting, just like they approach their dinner table. Which is you haven't read any other books by Sally, I highly recommend them! ...more
I positively adore the Clarkson family. I loved Sarah’s books and I’ve loved all of the books I’ve read by Sally. I am forever hoping to find out Sally is speaking somewhere near me/somewhere I’m going to be. I was so excited when I was given the chance to review The Lifegiving Parent!
I ultimately loved The Lifegiving Parent and very much recommend it. I will point out two things as fair warning, but otherwise I’d say it’s very much worth your time!
1) The Clarksons are mega-idealistic. Majorly, ...more
I've only read the first three chapters of the book so far, and can honestly say that I am challenged on a more deeper level in my parenting. My husband and I are in the process of a second adoption, and as part of our adoption process we are required to read SO Many books, and participate in adoption training - which is basically parenting training. I don't need to read more parenting books. If this wasn't written by Clay and Sally Clarkson, I probably wouldn't have bothered with it. Ever since ...more
I haven't read other books in the lifegiving series, and didn't even realize it is a series until I was into this book. But the subtitle of giving your child a life worth living for Christ is definitely a goal in our home. And Different is so inspiring and practical, I wanted to see if I loved this book as much.
This book is more of a philosophical book to help parents process the foundation of their home based on who God is and how He is present in your home. Clay seems to be the main author an ...more
I was fortunate to receive the first three chapters in advance. I love that Clay and Sally wrote this third book for both parents in the Lifegiving series. Now Dads can also glean from their wisdom and experience.
Raising prudent, servant-hearted, Christ honoring children has never been easy, but honestly, it is so much more challenging in the 21st century! I so appreciate this quote from their book:
“In the same way that the nation of Israel changed dramatically over its first four hundred years, ...more
I really struggled with this book, I had a hard time focusing, I typically can get through a 200-page book in a few days, this took me over a week. I know that Clay and Sally are both wonderful people, but I Came away feeling overwhelmed and defeated in some points, like I could never measure up to these ideals, although I do agree with them. I also have a hard time with fathers giving parenting advice to mothers, (I know this book is for parents, but I am a mother and he is a father), because c ...more
Having read the first 3 chapters I can say If you're looking for the next 'thing' which will finally crack the formula on parenting then this is NOT the book for you. Clay and Sally Clarkson instead encourage parents to nurture their own discipleship following Christ so that they can draw their families into that life-giving walk. When we as parents grow closer to Jesus the overflow of that relationship will be onto our children as we love them as He would - reaching the heart first. The Life Gi ...more
The day we give birth, our lives are changed forever. It is in this moment, we take on the hardest, most challenging, and most rewarding role - parenthood. My children are now adults and raising their own, yet parenting is a life long task as relationships continue long after they leave the home.
The Life Giving Parent by Clay & Sally Clarkson is a much needed book for every parent, and grandparent, in this ever changing culture we are living. As parents we not only give breathing life to our ...more