2018 Books on Christian Parenting

This list comes from an article in Publisher’s Weekly dated January 24, 2018. “Publishers Offer Parents Guidance In Challenging Times” was written by Ann Byle.

Read the entire article here.

So, watch for these titles to hit the shelves at various times in 2018, at your local Christian bookstores and online bookstores.

  • In The Art of Parenting: Aiming Your Child’s Heart Toward God FamilyLife Today radio speakers Dennis and Barbara Rainey, share their expertise as parents of six. The book guides parents in applying biblical principles to four areas in a child’s life: identity, character, relationships and mission.
  • Confessions of an Adoptive Parent:Hope and Help from the Trenches of Foster Care and Adoption offers a dose of hope to the adoption and foster care community. The author, Mike Berry, can speak directly to Christian parents about adoption: He has adopted eight children and fostered dozens more. He offers honesty and empathy in a book specifically written for the needs of parents of faith rearing children with a history of trauma, attachment issues, and special needs.
  • The Mom Project: 21 Days to a More Connected Familyby Kathy Lipp is aimed toward Moms who are eager to connect with their kids beyond the usual routines of life. They will find ideas to learn more about them via things like family projects and nights out. The book also offers tips for single moms, blended families, and moms of teens. 
  • Mom, Dad…What’s Sex? Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture by Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick uses the Bible as a starting point to talk about a biblical plan for sexuality to give kids a healthy view of sexuality, not just a long list of “do nots.” 
  • Brave Moms, Brave Kids: A Battle Plan for Raising Heroes by Lee Nienhuis (Feb.) is directed at mothers eager to raise “heroes of the faith” but who need help and courage to do so. Nienhuis helps moms reject “mommy fears,” as well as provide lessons moms can teach children to help them live a hero’s life.
  • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust Americaby racial justice expert Jennifer Harvey (Abingdon, Jan.) targets parents, churches, educators and community leaders. The book offers adults guidance in equipping children of all races to work for equality and justice in a racially diverse world. 
  • Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What’s Right by Arlene Pellicane sets out to help parents be joyful as they confront challenging and often distressing cultural trends. 

Other titles planned for 2018 include:

  • family-2933312_1920101 Things Great Dads Do: Small Acts That Make a Big Difference by Jay Payleitner
  • Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors: How Less-Than-Perfect Parents Can Raise Kids Who Are (Kind of) Great by Jami Amerine
  • How to Connect with Your Adult Children: Strategies for Families in Pain by Allison Bottke

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