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Product Details

  • Series: Focus on the Family
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale Momentum (September 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141430384X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414303840
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #410,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Chip Ingram is president of Walk Thru the Bible and teaching pastor on the nationally syndicated Living on the Edge radio program. Chip's books include God As He Longs for You to See Him (Baker Books); Holy Ambition: What It Takes to Make a Difference for God (Moody Press); I Am With You Always (Baker Books); Invisible War (Baker Books); Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships (Baker Books); and The Miracle of Life Change (Moody Press). Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four grown children, each of whom is passionate for Christ and still likes hanging out with Mom and Dad.

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Chip Ingram's passion is to help Christians really live like Christians. As a pastor, author, coach, and teacher for twenty-five years, Chip has helped people around the world break out of spiritual ruts to live out God's purpose for their lives.

Today, he serves as Senior Pastor of Venture Christian Church in Silicon Valley, California, and CEO and Founder of Living on the Edge - an international teaching and discipleship ministry. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four children and nine grandchildren.

For more information about Chip or Living on the Edge, please visit www.LivingontheEdge.org.

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Great biblical wisdom discussed with real practical applications.
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This is the book I am recommending to all my friends and buying as gifts for everyone I know with kids.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By FaithfulReader.com on July 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
Chip Ingram --- prolific author, pastor and father of four grown children --- tells befuddled parents that it's possible to raise exceptional children in a world gone wild. He opens his text by backtracking some years ago when the television sitcom "Roseanne" was all the rage. Ingram explains that while the American public laughed at this family's obvious dysfunction, somehow they also resonated with their struggles as well. As Ingram notes, "Here was a family in crisis who could laugh about it."

Ingram then poignantly points out that what is laughable at a distance is frequently devastating up close. Perhaps most disconcerting is that the majority of parents seems to live in crisis mode, only reacting to one problem after another rather than proactively planning and leading their children to and through God's life-giving principles. Ingram shares that moms and dads first need to develop clear-cut objectives whereby they are aiming for God's best and highest purpose to be fulfilled in each child's life. Holiness, not happiness, is God's goal. However, parents often get sidetracked by the world's definition of life success that is in large part exactly the opposite of what God's written word commands. Another "must" for parents is to practice what they preach. As the old adage goes, "Character is always more caught than taught. Always."

The author spends a good amount of space describing, through personal retelling of his family's events and that of others, how to learn God's plan for effective discipline, punishment versus discipline, and words that discipline. Each chapter also includes practical steps for moms and dads to incorporate into their daily routine that will strengthen the bonds between parents and children.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Garza on May 13, 2007
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This book is refreshingly honest and insightful. It gives clear direction no matter what age your child is, whether you have young children or teenagers, Chip will help you through many situations you are likely to encounter. It really is a must have.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By bargain shopper on April 15, 2011
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I'm part of a parenting group at church and we're currently doing the DVD series of this book. I had never heard of Chip Ingram before this and every Sunday we are all amazed by Ingram and can't wait til the next Sunday and hear more!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Banks Corl on February 28, 2006
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Chip Ingram, president of Walk Thru the Bible, is a master communicator and teacher. In this series he turns his focus to the important topic of parenting. He speaks from a Christian perspective, bringing out perspectives from the Bible, and also from experience and common sense. Chip comes across as earnest and well informed, but not authoritarian. He is very transparent about his own stuggles, and mistakes as a parent. The DVD sessions are well done and the workbook studies are very practical and helpful. Our group of 30 parents eagerly attended each session throughout the 9 week study. Many of his insights reinforce common sense most parents have, we often slide from in moments of...how shall we say...parental lapse.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Pavusa on December 12, 2007
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I have read 100's of parenting books over the years. Wish I had had this one years ago! This is the book I am recommending to all my friends and buying as gifts for everyone I know with kids. This book is detailed, but not too much information. It is real, honest and "user-friendly". I love Dobson and have valued his 'Bringing up Boys', but this book is another MUST READ for every parent!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sophia Lanza on July 27, 2013
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Good for small group settings. Make sure you get the book (Focus on the Family) and not the study guide! The study guide accompanies a DVD and this is no good for a group setting. Books are much easier, each member reads the chapter than you come together to discuss. Very helpful for parents of children of all ages.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on January 9, 2007
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This is a great Christian resource for parents. It is straight forward, easy to read and it doesn't leave you feeling overwhelmed. It sets simple guidelines for you to follow in raising your kids so that they reflect the love of God. I highly recommend this book to parents who want to raise kids that stand out from the crowd.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Great biblical wisdom discussed with real practical applications. Good as a small groups study. Has applications for parents of toddlers to twenty somethings.
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