Nothing excites me more than having a new book to read! I got this book from NoQ store about a month ago but did not get the chance to read it immediately because I have plenty of books to read!
I told you how I’d been feeling anxious about having a child. And if you’ve been following my blog, you know I’d been vocal about that for many years now. Learning about my pregnancy came as a surprise to us but of course we are more than glad and happy for her arrival. It’s just that… I feel anxious once in a while especially now that she can come anytime soooon! Well, this book has given me more confidence in raising our soon-to-be daughter.
Authors. Pam and Bill Farrel are a married couple (with 3 boys) who’ve written many bestsellers already. I tend to be very loyal when I find an author whom I can really connect with. They are one of them. I felt so at ease with them. Reading their book makes me feel like they are my real life mentors.
Style of writing. I think we have the same style of writing. They share a lot of stories. Stories of their own struggles and triumphs in raising their kids and stories of their friends who’ve hang on in spite of hard times. As a reader, I learn more when stories are shared. So that’s a big plus for this book.
What I learned. A LOT! Really, I learned a lot from them. They passed on a lot of ideas on how to teach a child how to be honorable to God. I used to ask myself, what if I mess up? What if one of our kids become a black sheep? Will I ever be a good mom in the first place? After reading this, I had hope that parenting can be done you know. I shouldn’t be scared because I can partner with a big God who just happens to be the owner of this universe. How can I be afraid?
It’s such an encouraging book. It’s not a how to or a long list of what you should do to be perfect parents. It’s a book of honest to goodness approach in parenting.
Verdict. I recommend this book!
Special thanks to NoQ Store for sending me this book to review ^_^
Do you have other parenting books to share?
What did you learn? Care to share?