Monday, January 21, 2008

Shepherding & Instructing a Child's Heart

If you have never read Tedd Tripp's book Shepherding a Child's Heart, it's a tremendous aid for parenting. What makes Tripp's book different from other parenting books is that he understands that our goal is not to produce obedient children, nor is it to produce happy children. Rather, parenting is about addressing issues of the heart - selfishness, rebelliousness, discontent, etc. Rather than just working on the externals, Tripp advises parents on how to help your child have a Godward orientation.

What's even better is that Tripp is about to release a follow-up book, Instructing a Child's Heart. Here's what he says about it - (HT: Challies)

1 comment:

Asspiringgodliness said...

I am so excited you posted this regarding these books. We will be starting new Sundary Morning Studies in February and this is one of them. Since both of the classes offered are of interest to both my husband and myself we are going to divide and conquer. I am going to attend this class on Shepherding a childs heart and he will attend the other one and then we will discuss the classes Sunday afternoons. I am looking forward to what God is going to teach us through this book study.