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4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 4.24 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Allender Narrator: Dan Allender Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Parents put their confidence in rules and principles and apply themselves to doing everything right. They believe that diligent application of the right methods will protect their kids from threatening influences and will assure that their kids succeed. But rather than building a healthy parent/child relationship, the rules-oriented approach places unreasonable demands and expectations on both parents and children. And the added pressure makes it more difficult for a child to feel loved by his parents - and by God.

To reduce pressure and enjoy greater closeness, parents need to turn their approach upside-down by allowing God to use their children to lead them to spiritual maturity. How Children Raise Parents provides a bold new paradigm by showing that parenting is the process God uses to help parents grow up. This liberating approach helps parents learn to prize what they're being taught by their child's quirks, failures, and normal childhood dilemmas, rather than worrying about what their children will accomplish in life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 11/24/2013

    " This book is not a how-to on parenting, but talks about how parenting is an impossible job to do. Children really do help us in our sanctification process. Awesome book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 9/20/2013

    " It was a refreshing change of pace from the typical parenting book full of principles and how-to's. He addresses how your children affect you and are given to be part of God's story for your heart as much as you are a part of shaping theirs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa Connerat | 8/18/2012

    " This was one of the best parenting books I have read. Not a "how to" guide for producing perfect children but a nitty gritty examination of how God equips imperfect parents to raise imperfect children. It is honest, encouraging, helpful and hopeful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elimoore | 1/21/2012

    " This book will shake the foundation of your parenting, especially if you are like me and enjoy rules and lists. Parenting is impossible, he says. Amen! But through relationship and engagement, we as parents grow and love our kids well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 1/18/2012

    " One of my favorite parenting books, it took me awhile to read it and I want to start it again!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Coleman | 12/26/2011

    " Worth reading even though kids are grown. Lots of wisdom yet to be gleaned from Dan Allender that I can use as a grandparent. Wish this book had been around when I was a young parent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 11/23/2011

    " was NOT a parenting "how-to" as much as an encouragement to KNOW your children and parent them as well as you can... I'd recommend this to anyone with kids!! (it is from a Christian perspective, but useful stuff for any parent, i think.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 8/22/2011

    " A great framework for thinking about parenting. (9/10) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 6/28/2011

    " This book is one of the best parenting books I've ever read. Especially concerning your spirituality and how it affects your children's lives and their spiritual journey. I recommend it to every person who is or will be a parent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 6/22/2011

    " Still one of the best books I've read on parenting - it's not a how to be the best parent book instead it is encouragement and teaching how to learn and enjoy and live and love freely. Reading it made me thankful again that God has given the gift of our boys to us. Parenting is HARD but oh so RICH! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Digger's Mom | 6/7/2011

    " Good stuff. Read it in our small group, so there was some good conversation, too. The basic premise questions (what our kids are constantly asking) 1: Do you love me? 2: Can I have my own way? really spoke to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannah | 4/15/2011

    " A very poetic and moving look at parenting, and what it is really all about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 4/2/2011

    " i recommend this to every parent I know "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/11/2011

    " This is a typical Allender book where every sentence deserves a life time of pondering...I loved his two basic questions children ask parents - Am I loved? and Can I get my own way? Ultimately we are all asking those questions of God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 11/15/2010

    " This book is not a how-to on parenting, but talks about how parenting is an impossible job to do. Children really do help us in our sanctification process. Awesome book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/31/2009

    " This is a typical Allender book where every sentence deserves a life time of pondering...I loved his two basic questions children ask parents - Am I loved? and Can I get my own way? Ultimately we are all asking those questions of God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 9/17/2008

    " definitely thought-provoking at this point...

    will keep you posted "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elimoore | 2/6/2008

    " This book will shake the foundation of your parenting, especially if you are like me and enjoy rules and lists. Parenting is impossible, he says. Amen! But through relationship and engagement, we as parents grow and love our kids well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 11/11/2007

    " Some good tid bits but mostly I am reading it because I have to for my little discussion group. Ok, really I'm AVOIDING reading it. *sigh*

    UPDATE: I read very little and since I am no longer in the discussion group, I'll likely end up donating it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 10/14/2007

    " i recommend this to every parent I know "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannah | 6/18/2007

    " A very poetic and moving look at parenting, and what it is really all about. "

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