Saturday, December 3, 2011

Advent Giveaway: Day 3

Today's free book is Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by mother-daughter duo Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson. Many thanks to Crossway for sponsoring our giveaway!

Publisher's Description: 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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Advent Reflection

    It shall come to pass in the latter days
        that the mountain of the house of the LORD
    shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
        and shall be lifted up above the hills;
    and all the nations shall flow to it,
        and many peoples shall come, and say:
    “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
        to the house of the God of Jacob,
    that he may teach us his ways
        and that we may walk in his paths.”
    For out of Zion shall go the law,
        and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
    He shall judge between the nations,
        and shall decide disputes for many peoples;
    and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
        and their spears into pruning hooks;
    nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
        neither shall they learn war anymore.
    O house of Jacob,
        come, let us walk
        in the light of the LORD.
(Isaiah 2:2-5 ESV) 


cwwheelock said...

Coming home after our Christmas concert at church on Christmas Eve we always came home and opened presents together as a family.

corey sosebee said...

Favorite memory is when all the family would gather at Papa's house and we'd gather around his wood stove and read the Christmas story.

bolinpath said...

Hearing my dad read the Christmas story.

David said...

Waiting in line from oldest to youngest to open presents and watching my great grandfather slowly unwrap his presents by using his small pocket knife to cut into it instead of ripping it open! He is now with the Lord, awaiting the resurrection from the dead!

Diaspora said...
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Diaspora said...

My dad would wake up early and build a fire for us while we children would be waiting at the doors of our rooms, overly anxious about presents, not aloud to go near the tree until the fire was built.

Leigh Lucas Gilliland said...

Every Christmas Eve, our immediate family would go to church and have a huge family dinner with my grandmother, aunt and uncle, and three cousins.

beckers said...

Getting a bloody nose from my brother's brand new football while playing catch with him waiting to go to Grandma's. lol its a funny memory :) i've since learned how to catch the ball with my hands and not my nose ;)

Aaron Sellars said...

Playing with toys right after we open them with the neighbors.