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Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian Parenting (Little Hearts Handbooks) Paperback – May 1, 2014
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With L.R.Knost's compassionate tone, relational style, and intelligent, well-researched writing, Jesus, the Gentle Parent is like a walk through the scriptures with a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide as L.R. takes on Dr. James Dobson, Tedd Tripp, Gary Ezzo, and Michael Pearl, among others, breaking down their doctrine and reexamining such issues as spanking, instant obedience, and more in light of the original Hebrew and Greek texts of the scriptures. L.R. also offers practical, gentle alternatives in this one-of-a-kind, must-read gentle Christian parenting guide. The Parenting Review
Jesus, the Gentle Parent is a book to read, reread, and internalize. In these pages, you will find keen insights and powerful Scriptural truths...Before agreeing to write the foreword for Jesus, The Gentle Parent, I carefully read and examined how L.R. had engaged the subject, and I can say without hesitation that I am a better person, a better father, a better human being, and a better Christian for doing so. -Samuel S. Martin, Biblical scholar based in Jerusalem, Israel and author of Thy Rod and Thy Staff, They Comfort Me: Christians and the Spanking Controversy
About the Author
Best-selling parenting and children’s book author, L.R.Knost, is an independent child development researcher and founder and director of the advocacy and consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources, as well as a monthly contributor to The Natural Parent Magazine. She is also a babywearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, homeschooling mother of six. Her children are a twenty-six-year-old married father of two; a twenty-four-year-old married Family Therapist working with at-risk children and families; a nineteen-year-old university pre-med student on scholarship; fifteen- and eight-year-old sweet, funny, socially active, homeschooled girls; and an adorable and active toddler. Other works by award-winning author, L.R.Knost, include 'Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages,' 'Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood,' and 'The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline,' the first three books in the Little Hearts Handbook parenting guide series, as well as her children’s picture books, A Walk in the Clouds, the soon-to-be-released Grumpykins series, and Petey’s Listening Ears, the first in the Wisdom for Little Hearts series, which are humorous and engaging tools for parents, teachers, and caregivers to use in implementing gentle parenting techniques in their homes and schools.
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It has come to my attention that she has been having some health problems and yet if you search her name on Google you can find her blog where through it all she is still living what she wants her children to live, and instead of prancing around claiming her deep love for the Father by shouting it, she just allows her and her family to be a light of example in the world. God Bless this book for it is one of the heart and in my humble opinion that is the best kind.
Oh and one last thing. This book if far more than just parenting, this is about about self healing from past troubles (which admittedly you need to be brave and walk with God if you have had hurting moments in the past.), it is a book about researching faith so your can stand before others, and the Lord in confidence and this is a book that tears down barriers of what are misguided people who are hurting themselves and others in blind obedience rather than starting a journey to learn about the Lord. Thank you for reading my review and I can promise if you don't read this book you will have missed something very special in your life.
"I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." Revelations 3:20 NIV
Ive been touched very deeply in my heart by the guidance and wisdom in this book.
I wish every single parent on the planet could receive a copy and read it.
My favorite quote from this beautifully written and extensively researched book is, "Grace has a face and it is YOUR'S." As Believers, we are the hands and feet of Christ and our first (and sadly, most overlooked) priority is to be that to our children. I love that this book offers practical, Biblically based ways in order to do just that in the every day as we parent from newborn to adulthood.