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Starred Review. Former Run DMC front man turned MTV superstar and father extraordinaire, Rev Run offers his personal insights and those of his wife, Justine, about family life in today's fast-paced and money-driven society. On the surface, the book appears to be the typical TV spin-off memorabilia. But the recording and messages are powerful and offer a raw honesty lacking in most of today's family guidance books. Rev Run is no stranger to the recording studio, and his knack for captivating an audience is on display here. His voice is strong and commanding, yet Run never speaks down to his listeners. Justine also gives a straightforward yet personal reading, and the result is less a recorded audiobook than it is a deeply profound talk among the closest of friends. A Penguin hardcover.(Aug.)
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"Reverend Run and Justine take a stand for some radically counter-culturally ideas that happen to be correct."
- New York Post

"No matter what your family looks like, no matter how well your kids behave, this is...a book you'll take out often."
-The Philadelphia Tribune

"Written with charm, humor and candor, this inspirational read is sure to become the ideal resource for the 21st century family!"
-Black Beat

"In the category of family care books, this is a breath of fresh air."
-Sunday Citizen (Georgia)

"[The] messages are powerful and offer a raw honesty lacking in most of today's family guidance books."
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gotham (August 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592403816
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592403813
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,595,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TB on September 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
It has been both an honor and a pleasure reading this book. Rev. Run and Justine put so much honesty and love into telling their story like no one else could. I truly enjoyed learning the quirks that go behind the scenes and getting a better understanding of their rise to fame. They are truly the American Dream!
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As a social worker, parent and author, I recommend "Take Back Your Family" - Rev. Run and Justine have written frank accounts of their own parenting techniques, in a world that cries out for help with this delicate subject. Their book covers many topics including step-parenting, adoption and how they managed to work through their own grief after a miscarriage. But there is more ... much more. There are also realistic stories about their children and their children deserve credit for accepting exposure to several aspects of their life in the book. The commitment of their family as a unit, regarding the public and child-rearing issues in general, is commendable.

It is also a rich account of their own voyage thru a complicated journey as a blended family with an empathetic take on the struggles both single parents and couples face in their daily lives raising children. Without being patronizing, they manage to be very clear about the obstacles to wellness families face while sharing many a story of their own with the reader, while referring to their own youth and families-of-origin, which impacted their development as indidviuals, as a couple and as parents along the way.

I would recommend this book to all families. In addition, it should be on the bookshelf of any social service agency including adoption agencies, therapists and educators. Step-parents and those who struggle with adolescent children would benefit from this book as well as people who plan to have children some day, as it really gives you a concise analysis of the daily work of love parenting actually is.

As Rev. Run states, parenting does not stop once your children turn eighteen, it is an ongoing process.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Spencer on November 4, 2009
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This book has a spiritual underline with a worldly twist! It has so many examples and reactions that I can now use their approaches for my children if those things arise in their lives. I love this book and wold recommend it to anyone!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia A. Navarro on August 29, 2008
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This a great book the title is right on. Not only to take back your family but a how to guide on how to get your life straight. I can't recommend this book enough. There are not enough words to discribe.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Brown on January 21, 2010
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This book was inspiring and hard to put down!! I would definately recommend to others.
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Wow this is a must read I applaud Rev Run & Justine Simmons for thier outstanding work on this book! I am looking for more good reads from this Married couple. I could not put the book down from the first day the book arrived...I was impressed with the stories and illustrations as well.I appreciated their transparency that was displayed in this book...I learned a lot from Justine Simmons and have more of a great deal of respect for her as a Women, Wife, Mother,Friend,Mentor & and of course a sis in Christ Jesus. I encourage everyone to buy this book because this is what is needed to day in this society that we live in today.
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I really enjoyed reading Rev. Run's book. What I was most please with is that most of the advice he gives is Biblically based. While most people may not pick up their Bible, the may very well pick up a book that chronicles the life of one of their favorite TV families. I truly enjoyed it and actually purchased for a friend of mine who is about to get married. She has a daughter and her husband to be also has a daughter. I thought it would be a blessing to her to read.
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By Magpies on March 1, 2012
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I have three young boys and I know what this world is coming to. I want to raise them with moral values and I want to know how to do that. This book doesn't hold anything back. It isn't sugar coated and it has real teenage problems that are scary sometimes. I now know how to watch for things and it has given me ideas on how to approach them. It gives you ideas on how to keep communication open with all family members.
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