From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up -This book is a reminder, from a Christian perspective, that families are not alone when facing what can be tumultuous years. The chapters are organized by advice to dads written by a father, guidance to preteens and teens from his daughter, with "Mom's Tips" sprinkled throughout and a lot of quotes from Scripture. Mistakes made by family members are shared without hesitation. "My biggest mistake with Heather? My need to be in control," writes Charles, and "I refused to let the idea of compromise penetrate my thick skull," admits Heather. Anecdotal stories will appeal to teens as they may see themselves in many situations, such as listening to "head banging" music, wearing certain clothes to upset their parents, or becoming sexually active. The "Relationship Lifters" at the end of each section are designed to steer family interactions in a more positive direction. A book for Christian parents to share with their young adults.-Kelly Czarnecki, Bloomington Public Library, IL
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About the Author
Charles Stone serves as senior pastor of the Ginger Creek Community Church, a church of 1000 in the Chicago suburbs. He has a doctorate of ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and he has written articles for leading ministry and parenting magazines.
Heather Stone will begin nursing school soon. She writes and paints in her free time.