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Give Them Grace

Author Elyse M. Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson
Narrator Tavia Gilbert
Runtime 6.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date November 3, 2011
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A guide to help Christians parent their children with grace and an emphasis on the cross. 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 tend 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.

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A guide to help Christians parent their children with grace and an emphasis on the cross. 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 tend 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.

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Great content, but not the best audio
I did really like this book, and many of the other reviewers said enough about the content. I agree with them all, and don't want to just repeat what they said.

I do however, want to say that I didn't love the way the narrator read the book. I found her voice a bit distracting and boring. My husband agreed. Nothing against her; I'm sure she's a wonderful person. I just would have liked the audiobook much better had she been a little more "relaxed" in her reading style. It seemed stuffy to me.
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Review by / (Posted on 4/5/2012)
Paradigm Shifting Christian Parenting Resource
Give Them Grace by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson wasn’t a book I was expecting to enjoy or be impacted by as there are so many “Christian” parenting resources available today and many are average at best. However it only took a few moments to realise that this parenting resource was different and solidly Bible based.

This mother/daughter team presents a strong case for using grace based parenting rather than the rule based parenting found in many worldly parenting systems. The emphasis on having Christian parenting is to be commended and although I don’t agree with everything in the book it is one of the most solid parenting book I have ever read.

The narration is very good as usual and Tavia Gilbert handled both writer’s points of view beautifully. I have heard some books that she has narrated before and they were well done as well.

This parenting book is an essential resource for Christian parents who are not just looking to raise children that follow all the users and appear to be good but children who know they are saved by grace and live accordingly.

This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
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Review by / (Posted on 2/26/2012)
Excellent, Convicting, and Comforting
I have to confess, I did not know whether or not to expect to like Give them Grace. I’ve read so many parenting books as a biblical counseling student and as a pastor that I could not imagine wanting to read one more. Elyse Fitzpatrick surprised me. This is an excellent little book that puts a well-defined, biblically-rich gospel presentation at the center of how we parent our children.

Fitzpatrick does not write her book as another how-to-parent guide. She instead centers all that she recommends parents do on the gospel. For example, when parents see their children doing good things, this is an opportunity for them to remind their children that this is Christlike, but it is also not what makes them right with God. When parents see their children doing wrong things, it is an opportunity to remind children that we all do wrong things, and that Christ is our only hope. I have never read a book that does such a good job of keeping our need for Christ and his grace at the center of parenting conversations.

On the down side, not all the recommended conversations in the book sound like conversations I could picture myself having. Some of the recommended things to say are just too perfect. However, I do not consider this to be something that really detracts from the book. We all know that we cannot script our conversations with our children. Fitzpatrick does a great job for us in attempting to lay out some conversational guidelines that we all should be bright enough to tailor to our own words and communication style.

I will be recommending this book highly to parents. It challenged me to consider how the gospel of Jesus impacts my own life on a day-to-day basis. It helped me to consider how to praise and correct my children with Christ at the center. It reminded me that the sovereign God, not my parenting skill, is the One who will save my children if they are saved. There is correction, joy, pain, and comfort in this work that I think any growing Christian parent can benefit from.

I received a free audio copy of this work from ChristianAudio.com as part of their reviewers program. It was beautifully read by Tavia Gilbert, who may have just become my favorite christianaudio.com narrator.
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Review by / (Posted on 2/15/2012)
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