Give Them Grace
Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson
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How are parents to raise children so they don’t become Pharisees (legalists) or prodigals (rebels)? It’s all about grace-filled, gospel-driven parenting, says the mother/daughter team of Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson. Christian parents, in their desire to raise godly children, can drift toward rule-centered discipline. There is, however, a far more effective method—a grace-motivated approach that begins with the glorious truth of God’s love for sinners.
In Give Them Grace, parents will learn how to connect the benefits of the cross—especially regeneration, adoption, and justification—to their children’s daily lives. Chapters address topics such as our inability to follow the law perfectly, God’s forgiveness and love displayed at the cross, and what true heart obedience looks like. Fitzpatrick and Thompson also discuss discipline, dealing with popular culture, and evangelism as a way of life. Parents will find this book a great resource for raising grace-filled, Jesus-loving kids.
I tried to read the book, but didn't make it past the second chapter. I want to be more graceful in my parenting, but in a lot of ways this book almost makes being a graceful parent into a cultish thing. It is fake feeling. She talks about tearing down our children's self-confidence to turn them towards Jesus and I feel like that is EXACTLY what the law does, so how is that grace? While I understand, to some extent, the thought behind it, I think the book misses the point of grace.
This book advocates child abuse, Do Not buy. It twists The Message to hate, not Grace.