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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Shepherd Press (March 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972304649
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972304641
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Moms of America, this is the book you ve been looking for. Ginger Hubbard is fresh, funny, and full of wisdom. Her advice is overflowing with God s instruction and grace. Rarely have I read a parenting book that gives both inspirational and practical advice all wrapped up in a package you ll look forward to unwrapping over and over again. I recommend this book highly! --Lysa Terkeurst, President, Proverbs 31 Ministries

This book is properly aligned. It makes the focus of discipline the heart and unpacks how to use the Scriptures for both encouragement and reproof. Parenting books tend to be heavy on ideas and strategies for managing our children but light on biblical foundations.Don t Make Me Count to Three weaves together solid biblical truth and practical parenting advice. This bears reading and rereading. --Tedd Tripp, author of Shepherding a Child s Heart

About the Author

Ginger Hubbard, founder of Preparing the Way Ministries, is the author of Don t Make Me Count to Three! and Wise Words for Moms. She is a contributing author to several books and many magazines. She has been interviewed on television and radio shows, including The 700 Club, The Harvest Show, Primary Focus, Family Life Today, Revive our Hearts and Focus on the Family. While Ginger enjoys reading, writing and spending time on Lake Martin with her husband Ronnie, her primary passion in life is to glorify God. Ginger is a veteran home schooling mom of two fabulous children, and stepmom to two much adored sons.

Customer Reviews

Again, it is very practical book, worth reading.
Mom Who Reads A Lot
Plowman gives practical wisdom on how to use scripture to discipline and instruct your children in a way that communicates love both from parents and God.
K. Campos
Another thing I didn't like about the book is that she says it's okay to spank a 6 month old!
Angelita C. Harder

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219 of 233 people found the following review helpful By Mark Loughridge on January 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
Contrary to other reviews this in not a book about spanking. Nor is it a book about being a dictator. Plowman has written a useful and helpful book that deals as much with the parent's attitude as it does with the child's.

It is a balanced book. She frequently highlights and underlines failures of parents to be loving and God-centred in their raising of their children. And she is humble enough to illustrate these failures from her own experience. It is balanced also in that it recognises the need to react differently with different children and with different ages of children - for her there is no 'one rule fits all' thinking.

It is a practical book. It is an ideal companion to Ted Tripp's "Shepherding a Child's Heart". I felt Tripp's book was light on practical examples, but Plowman redresses that with many illustrations of what to do and what not to do.

It is a heart-oriented book. Her approach is not simply to correct the behaviour, but to get to the roots of the behaviour which lie in the heart. It's relatively easy to create a little automaton who will obey out of fear or reward, and then rebel when your back is turned. Plowman is not interested in such an approach. She seeks to get to the heart - and often that means dealing with your own heart first.

It is a biblical book. As a pastor I dislike intensely seeing verses quoted out of context. Contrary to other reviews Mrs Plowman does not do this. Instead she shows every evidence that she understands the context. But more importantly she calls parents to act not as they find easiest, nor in a way that is comfortable to them, but in the way God requires.

It is also a direct book.
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100 of 114 people found the following review helpful By Jakkkke on June 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
Usually when you have a book written from a true biblical perspective and it gets an average 3.5 stars, you will find that they are all "fives" and "ones". Many of the comments in the one star category are from those who did not read the book, but hate Christianity in general and there comments are clearly their commentary on their anti-christian bias vs their review.
I found the book to be very valuable, the teaching was biblical, well founded, loving, and effective. It is very important that both parents are on board and read the book. The rapidity with which it works when consistent, loving discipline is used is amazing.
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230 of 277 people found the following review helpful By A. Rothrock on September 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
I can totally understand the frustration of the reviewer who found this book to be "religious tripe" (or whatever she called it). This book is NOT relevant to a non-Christian. However, to a believer, it is filled with wisdom. It has given me more patience and kindness in parenting my children and also reminded me to turn to Scripture for everything I need as a parent. There is no way I can personally change my child's heart. Only God can do that. And only hearing the Scriptures will help my child to know when he or she is not following them. This is a great book which is truly based on the Bible.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Angela on July 26, 2008
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- Biblical parenting
- Tosses worldly parenting methods (such as counting to 3) out the window
- Gives tons of Scripture references for following God's instructions for parenting
- Gives parents ways to help the child evaluate his/her own motives for behavior, encouraging children to keep motives and behaviors in line with God's instructions for living
- Helps child move from pleasing parents to pleasing God - preparing them to be independent Christians, outside of the umbrella of parent's control and moving to an awareness of accountability to God
- Appendix includes discussions on becoming a Christian (false Christian vs. true Christian), leading your child to Christ, and praying for your child
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By D. Landon on May 18, 2008
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I always counted to three, used time-out. No longer, my child listens for the most part and really seems to respond to the techniques used in this book. I've already lent it to a friend, and have a few waiting in line. A must read.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Nina on September 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is the best parenting book I've read...it combines the reality of imperfect mothers with the awesome responsibility and priviledge we have to raise our children so that they love and honor God.

Yes, it's directed at Christians, and it hits right where it should: sound biblical direction and applications for everyday problems.

More than anything, it encouraged me to study the wisdom of the bible for myself, so that I can model and pass that on to my son and future children.

This will be my parenting philosophy from now on, and this book will be my handbook, second only to the bible!
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71 of 92 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 13, 2004
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While no one book (aside from the Bible) can be "THE manual" for raising children, this one definitely should be on the list of must reads. The reason for this is that it's loaded with scripture and practical application of that scripture. Ginger Plowman has done what I've wished I had the knowledge and time to do -- she's given me a practical way to use scripture in the day to day discipline of my kids without it being dry and "preachy". This book is easy to read and filled with real-life examples from the author to illustrate her points and I look forward to referring back to it as necessary.
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