A book makes a great Christmas gift! The 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting team members have released a number of titles this past year to come alongside parents while raising children. Here’s a list with links to purchase the books for special people on your holiday list.
The 1 Corinthians Parent Series
By Lori Wildenberg & Becky Danielson, M.Ed.
Raising Little Kids with Big Love
Have full blown tantrums and high-pitched whiny voices made their way into your home? Do you feel a little frustrated? Do you wonder what happened to your precious baby bundle and your patience? You must be the parent of a toddler to nine-year-old. When parenting little ones, big love is needed. Raising Little Kids with Big Love reveals fifteen qualities of love. These are demonstrated through anecdotes and the authors’ conversational style, bringing the characteristics of 1 Corinthians 13 love to life in your parenting and in your youngster.
Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love
Have big sighs and rolling eyes entered your home? Are you feeling challenged? Does it seem as if your child has morphed into someone else? You must be the parent of a tween or teen. You need supernatural love to raise that big kid! Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love reveals fifteen qualities of love to infuse into your family. These characteristics are demonstrated through vignettes and the authors’ conversational style; bringing 1 Corinthians 13 love to life in your parenting and in your young person.
Both books have a Study Guide for a deeper look into the 15 attributes and how to incorporate the characteristics into family life.
No More Peanut Butter Sandwiches: a Father, a Son, and Their Journey with God
By Jeff Davidson
What if the challenges, struggles, and trials in your life turned out to be God’s stage for the biggest blessing of your life? What if the circumstances that bewildered and frustrated you the most brought you the closest you had ever been to God? When Jeff Davidson became the father of a child with special needs, he thought God had wrecked his life. He would discover though that God had given him an amazing gift. God had, in fact, given him a masterpiece.
The Daddy Gap
By Dawn Walker & Matt Haviland
The Daddy Gap takes an uncensored look at the distress so many fatherless families are in and provides desperately needed answers about how God responds to this question and how the Church should as well. Dawn Walker and Matt Haviland build a compelling case that not only are single parent families the “widows and orphans” of this generation, but that it is the Church, not the government, that should be responsible to care for them. Drawing from their own journeys as single parents, Dawn and Matt give heartfelt encouragement to these often marginalized families by sharing how God really sees them, loves them, and wants to heal and restore them.
Students Guide to Success in School (and Life)
By Megan Stone, M.Ed.
Published by Pearson Education, Inc., the world’s leading education company, this book delivers easy to follow, actionable steps using real life examples that will change the way students see their entire school experience, and gives readers of any age the powerful tools and tips to build their confidence, motivate them and put them in control. Megan shares her simple, yet ingenious, system that helps students of all ages thrive in school, as well as in life. Students entering the workforce will also benefit from the information – a major complaint of corporations is that they are weary of new hires coming in and not understanding how to take ownership of their responsibilities and do more than “their job”. The concepts of commitment, hard work, and planning are central to the heart of the book and Stone makes the topics simple to grasp and easy to implement. The fun-to-read format is designed to help students assess their understanding of educational content, take measure of their skills, and discusses how these tools pertain and effect the many facets of their education and beyond.
$10 Great Dates: Conecting Love, Marriage and Fun on a Budget
By Claudia & David Arp and Heather & Peter Larson
Energize your relationship by getting out of your normal routine with the help of these 52 creative date ideas.From outdoor dates to out-on-the-town dates, you and your spouse will have no trouble finding the perfect date that fits your mood – all on a $10 budget!
See for yourself how new experiences can help you bond together and nurture your relationship. Each date includes easy preparation suggestions, tips for the date, talking points to enhance your conversations, and a Great Date takeaway. Fun in marriage is serious business. So what are you waiting for?
Mom Seeks God: Practicing Grace in the Chaos
By Julia Roller
The first months and years of motherhood can be the most challenging and disorienting of your life—and faith. When you’re surrounded by the happy chaos of children, how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you sleep? How can you demonstrate a solid spiritual life to your children if you don’t have time to pursue one yourself? Mom Seeks God offers a highly relatable story and useful advice to help new moms grow in their faith as they address life changes with grace, patience, and prayer. As readers discover ten essential faith practices, they’ll learn that motherhood, itself, is a spiritual discipline, and may be God’s most effective technique for forming a more Christ-like life.
God’s Awesome Story
By Kirk Weaver
This book will take the pieces of God’s story and pull them together to give the full picture of what God has done and what he is doing with his people.
The Bible is full of real people, places, and events that happen at specific times. Learn all about them as a family using this resource that will bring the Bible to life!