Sacred Parenting: Book Review

“Raising a child shapes a parent spiritually every bit as much as a parent shapes his or her child.” -Gary Thomas

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In his book, Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas shows this reality. He explains that parenting is a sacred enterprise and that children are one of the ways God intends to make us holy. Thomas explains that through the dirty diapers, toddler tantrums, or even the teenage silence, God can transform us to be more like Jesus.

Thomas addresses subjects like sacrifice, guilt, listening, prayer, laughter, fear, inadequacy, and ultimately how we must rely on Christ in our parenting. Because of how Gary Thomas shows that Jesus can shape our character through having children, I would recommend his book.

As Thomas says in his book, “We are living in the midst of holy teachers. Sometimes they spit up on themselves or us. Sometimes they throw tantrums. Sometimes they cuddle and kiss and love us. In the good and the bad they mold our hearts, shape our souls, and invite us to experience God in newer and deeper ways.” Pick up Sacred Parenting, it is a great read.

Here is what Gary Thomas has to say about his book.

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