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Friday, April 5, 2013

Book Review and TWO Giveaways~Lead Your Family Like Jesus

I've been blessed this year to be part of Tricia Goyer's launch teams.  The most recent book I've reviewed is Lead Your Family Like Jesus from Focus on the Family and authors Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges, and Tricia Goyer.

About the Book:
(Focus on the Family/Tyndale) - "Does your family need a five-star general at the helm? A psychologist? A referee? Ken Blanchard, best-selling co-author of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus, points to a better role model: the Son of God. Joined by veteran parents and authors Phil Hodges and Tricia Goyer, renowned business mentor Blanchard shows how every family member benefits when parents take the reins as servant-leaders. Moms and dads will see themselves in a whole new light—as life-changers who get their example, strength, and joy from following Jesus at home. This user-friendly book’s practical principles and personal stories mark the path to a truly Christ-centered family, where integrity, love, grace, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness make all the difference."
Lead Your Family Like Jesus is broken up into four leadership domains: The Heart, The Head, The Hands, and The Habits, with three chapters each.  You can purchase it at several retailers online, including Amazon. You can also click here to be taken to Litfuse's Lead Your Family Like Jesus Landing page, to get more information, order your own copy, and get a free booklet!
My Thoughts/Personal Testimony: 
Lead Your Family Like Jesus is a must-read for parents, grandparents, and anyone with children in their lives!  This book impacted me greatly.  To give you an example of how it impacted me, I have NEVER written, underlined, or highlighted in a book-it just has always seemed wrong.  So when I started reading, I had a notepad to take notes.  I found I was taking SO MANY notes that I decided to underline  (in ink even!) important parts I wanted to remember. This is big for me. So my copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus is almost all underlined!!  There are so many things I want to share with you from the book, but I know I need to keep the length of this post under control, so here are a few of my favorites quotes: 
"Leading your family like Jesus starts with being led by Jesus.  Being led by Jesus is all about turning to Him, following Him, and knowing He's not only walking beside you on your journey as a parent; He's doing so with tender, loving care."
"Influencing hearts for generations is the true purpose of our parenting."
This one really hit home-on the days you may be stressed, overwhelmed, and short-tempered, "Is this really how you want your kids to remember their home life?"
I also liked the ideas of the Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down game, and the Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes prayer method.  
Although I've only had this book for a few weeks now, I can already feel a difference in myself and subsequently our household. It is so true that Mom can really set the tone for the family. I can't stress enough what a wonderful parenting book this is-be sure to order a copy for yourself, and let friends and family know about it!  Lead Your Family Like Jesus would make a great gift for new parents too!
 *I am having my own giveaway for one hardcover copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus, and there is a Webcast event on 4/16 you can register for and enter to win an iPad and Tricia Goyer library!
Win your own hardcover copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus by simply leaving a comment below, answering this question: What family values are important to you and your family?
This contest will run through April 11th. I will choose a winner using random.org, and the winner will receive an email so make sure to leave your email address!! 


Celebrate the release of Lead Your Family Like Jesus with Tricia by entering her iPad Mini Giveaway and RSVPing for the Lead, Momma Lead LIVE Webcast Event (with MomLife Today's Tracey Eyster) on April 16th.


  One winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • A Tricia Goyer library 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 15th. Winner will be announced at the "Lead, Momma Lead" Live Webcast Event on April 16th. Connect with authors and everyday moms, Tricia Goyer and Tracey Eyster, for an evening of sharing and perspective-changing encouragement for leading your family. Tricia and Tracey will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus and join Tricia and Tracey on the evening of April 16th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 16th!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 


Adventure Leader said...

Lots of things are very important to our family, but #1 is raising our boys in a Christian home

Natalia said...

Raising them loving and trusting in God all the time, spend time together .

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

We are focusing on the words that come out of our mouths towards each other -- showing love, expressing love, being kind and tender to one another. This is a struggle at times with three teens and one almost teen in the house.

Wendy said...

This looks like a wonderful book! I can't wait to read it. :)

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Oh my goodness, I would love to win this book! I was just looking at it the other day. I think we need to love each other and be kind and respectful to others, but most of all, we need to follow Jesus and try to be like him as best we can.

Thrift Schooling said...

If I had to pick one family value that was the most important I would say forgiveness! Thanks! Heather dinos_still_exist (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great resource for Christian families. Being intentional in our parenting is so important in helping our children be the light in an ever increasing dark world.

~ Dawn O at www.doubleofarmsky.com/blog/

Samantha Remington said...

Always supporting each other and taking the time to always say grace before each meal.

Dawn O said...

Our family's mantra is to do the next right thing and then focus on finishing well. I would love a chance to read this book to see how we can fulfill this even more.


Cristi said...

The first value that comes to mind is to serve others and to work together as a team for the good of our family. I think that comes to mind because it's something that I've realized lately that we really need to work on.

Kristie said...

Values that are important in my family include honesty, empathy, compassion, forgiveness and giving to others. I try to live the JOY philosophy. Jesus First, Others Second and Yourself Third. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

This looks like a great resource. What matters to our family? Serving God together is something we are all trying to do more of.

Renee said...

One of the most important values is honesty. If you can't trust someone, then your relationship is built on sand.

Vanessa said...

Loving God, loving each other, and being kind to all. momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Always love everyone and treat them with respect.

fallingfan at gmail.com

Anne D. said...

Important values in our home? Honesty, love, kindness:) to name a few:)
annejk112233 at yahoo dot com

Melissa S. said...

I have a 3 and 1 year old. One of the most important concepts we're trying to instill in our boys in just plain old kindness. How you speak to others. How you play with others. How you interact with your parents/children. How you give to others. We are to show kindness in all these areas, though often it's quite difficult. This was besides the obvious answer of leading our children to the Lord and teaching them of his love. :) sutton3344@msn.com

Arik Issan said...

I should say that I put most stock in the value of not speaking ill of another, whether it be mere gossip or even an anecdote recounted without permission of those involved. It is best to talk one on one first, and then to decide whether others deserve to be included. Otherwise, it is best to be silent.

Gianna said...

Christian values.

My Flower said...

love,honesty,faith,hope,charity,forgiveness, patience are a few i can name off the top of my head

Dianna said...

For our family-honesty,charity,kindness,and always love--we start are mornings with devotion,and end our day with devotion.We wouldn't be if it wasn't for Jesus in Our livings.--thanks for the offering of this gift--dlmwdavis@hotmail.com

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A Learning Journey said...

I would love to win and read this book. I wasn't raised in a Christian home and believe I can learn a lot fro this book. I really want to raise my daughter to believe, trust, and love the Lord. I want her to have faith in God and know that He will provide for her needs. I hope that I can teach her character traits that will guide her towards being a Godly woman. Thank you for the opportunity!
tlm swt 2000 (at) msn (dot) com
Please remove spaces and replace words with symbols if I were to win.