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As Christians, we have first-hand experience of God's amazing grace and love. However, as parents, we can often be unsure of how to communicate this to our children.
Experienced writer, counselor, and father Bob Kellemen blends practical principles with a focus on God-dependent living to explain how we can bring our knowledge and experience of God’s love and grace to bear on the daily joys and challenges of family life. He explains how we can mirror our Heavenly Father through 5 marks of grace-focused parenting. Short enough to read in one sitting but packed with biblical wisdom, you’ll want to keep this little book handy to dip into for advice, encouragement, and support on your parenting journey.
"Honest, balanced and biblical, this short book will be a profitable read for any imperfect parent out there." ~ Ann Benton, Speaker and Author of several books including Parenting Against The Tide
"No matter what stage your parenting journey is at, Bob Kellemen’s sound and practical parenting guidance will nourish and encourage you. The biblical parenting model in Raising Kids in the Way of Grace is true and time-tested. Someday your children will thank you for reading and living this book." ~ Pastor Steve DeWitt, Senior Pastor, Bethel Church, Crown Point, Indiana
“Raising Kids in the Way of Grace is a powerful summary of biblical parenting that will encourage and equip to every parent. The acronym of GRACE provides excellent talking points for the biblical counselor and relevant checkpoints for parents. Dr. Kellemen's work offers a quick access tool that parents need to help them deploy a Christian parenting style that will enable them to establish and maintain a connection to their children and keep their children connected to Christ.” ~ Dr. Howard Eyrich, ACBC Fellow, BCC Council Board Member, Director of Doctor of Ministry Program in Biblical Counseling at Birmingham Theological Seminary, Biblical Counselor at The Owen Center
"Bob Kellemen has produced a concise, but thorough book for parents looking for biblical wisdom for parenting. In Raising Kids in the Way of Grace, Bob walks alongside parents and offers wisdom and counsel drawn from the pages of Scripture and lived out in his own parental journey. Personally, Bob is the guy I’d want to sit down with and learn from in my parenting journey; now you have the opportunity to do so as you read and drink in this grace-filled perspective on a perennially important topic." ~ Jonathan D. Holmes, Pastor of Counseling, Parkside Church; Executive Director, Fieldstone Counseling
“Bob Kellemen has a uniquely helpful way of organizing practical, biblical truth that will be valuable to parents trying to find their way. Raising Kids in the Way of Grace is not a system, instead it’s a gospel primer to inspire and direct parents to model for kids how to see God in their world and to love him in their hearts.”~ Dr. Jeremy Pierre, Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“This book is small in size, but immense in hope-filled wisdom. Though it could be read in one sitting, it offers months’ worth of biblical insight for personal reflection, meditation, and application. Bob Kellemen masterfully moves his reader from the ‘how-to’ of parenting to the ‘Whose am I?’ of gospel-fueled, grace-driven living that will empower parents to love their children and influence them for God’s glory.” ~ Betty-Anne Van Rees, BCC Council Member; Canadian BCC Board Member
As with many of his books, Kellemen utilizes a simple teaching method to help the principles of the book sticks with the reader. Here he utilizes the mnemonic device of an acrostic (GRACE) to focus each chapter and simplify the principles. The short book centers around “5 practical marks of grace–focused parenting.” Each chapter, then, corresponds to one letter in the acrostic and aims to provide one of these marks. The benefit of the book is its blend of theological foundation and practical application. It is not uncommon to find parenting books that do one or the other, but to find both in an accessible format is a bit more difficult. Raising Kids in the Way of Grace is a wonderful and simple tool for parents. It avoids silly formulas, and proposes principles rooted in Scripture. Bob Kellemen has written yet another wonderful tool for the church and I highly recommend this encouraging read to any struggling parent. Review first published on https://pastordaveonline.org/2018/10/22/a–review–of–raising–kids–in–the–way–of–grace–by–bob-kellemen/
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