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I've often said, "Raising children is harder than raising the dead." But Jim Ertel has come up with a profound and yet simple way to communicate the key to raising Godly children. I highly recommend Contending for the Heart. --Andrew Wommack, Andrew Wommack Ministries

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Jim Ertel has been in ministry for twenty five years serving in many capacities. Although he is an ordained minister, he served in partner relations and development for The Christian Broadcasting Network, Oral Roberts University, and the Director of Partner Relations and Development with Andrew Wommack Ministries. Jim and his wife Shirley have a heart to see families build on a strong foundation and bring restoration and reconciliation to those that are broken. They recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. Their son and daughter are both married and between the two have given them six grandchildren, five of whom are grandsons, and one granddaughter.He is currently writing a new book for children, entitled, Wrinkly Brinkly.
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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Harrison House (May 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606830112
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606830116
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,214,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After sixty plus years of living, forty years of marriage(to the same woman),two children and six grandchildren,there are but a few things that have stood the test of time; God's unconditional love for me through His Son, Jesus Christ, and the unconditional love that the wife of my youth has so graciously bestowed upon me. I have also come to a few immutable conclusions about myself; I am flawed in character, an expert in nothing, a seeker of truth, and most important of all, completely dependent upon the grace of God. Perhaps you will see this in my writing.

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This is the best book I have ever read on raising children. It is absolutely wonderful! I wish I had had it when my children were young. It combines heartwarming stories that brought tears to my eyes with tremendous Biblical truths. This book goes to the core, the very heart, of raising children to be all that God desires. Thank you for presenting these truths in an easy to read format. It was hard to put the book down. I just ordered 5 more copies to give away. I highly recommend this book to every parent, grandparent, and teacher.
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A friend gave this book to me. I couldn't put the book down until I almost finish reading it (until my kids started to really demand my attention..) It's a book I needed--on how to integrate grace into my discipling my children, on how NOT to instill a law-mentality into my children's heart and spirit, on how to transition from law to grace as our children grow.

The book use stories to teach and communicate simple yet profound truths from the bible. Each truth becomes easier to be recalled because it was integrated with a vividly told story. This book covers important stages of raising children (from baby til entering marriage...), they really encouraged and motivated me to start thinking about how I want my relationship with my kids to be as they grow older. Many stories humbled me. The chapter "Power of Influence" was really an eye-openner to me....

I normally don't write review. But I really think more people should find out about this book. It's a unique parenting guide in grace!
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By J. costa on August 1, 2010
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My wife and I are expecting our first child, and our top priority is to be the parents God designed us to be. This book share the Biblical truth that will guide us for the remainder of our lives as to how we will relate to our children. So much of what we are approached with as expecting parents is geared towards how to get a desired reaciton from our children, but none of it addresses a child's heart, which is the core of who he is. The task of reaching my son's heart seems way too difficult on my own, but the promises and teaching God has provided make me feel so much more secure and prepared for our son's arrival. The truth in this book is simple, yet so very powerful. Jim, thank you for writing this book!
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I eagerly purchased the book after learning it was endorsed by Andrew Wommack, but it didn't take long for me to realize the author of this book knows very little about the heart or about true Christian parenting. It makes me sick to my stomach to think how many children will suffer because of the misguided teaching in this book.

If you're really interested in learning how to parent in a way that focuses on the heart, and not simply on making things look good on the outside, I highly recommend "Families Where Grace is in Place" by Jeff VanVonderen. It is so so good and completely changed the way I parent my children!
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Even though the book focuses on children's behavior, the book is so full of the wisdom of God that I received great revelation for many areas in my life. The spiritual principles in this book reveal the heart of God. He is a Father! And the more we understand God as a Father we will be better preaperd to raise our children.
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