This is not a sweet little book about parenting! It is a strong, but simple manual that will help any parent help any child. Parenting need not be considered difficult. It is easy if the parent chooses one clear goal and works with the child instead of against the child. You will love it. So will your child.
Maybe your grandchildren are living with you. Maybe they're thousands of miles away. Their parents may be spiritually rebellious or simply neglectful of the family's spiritual life, failing to make prayer and church attendance a regular part of their routine. But even if your grandchildren's parents have established a strong Christian home, busy schedules, jobs, parenting, and all the distractions of today's world conspire to distract or even destroy the family. How can you, as a grandparent, help? God gives grandparents a sacred trust-an opportunity to imprint another generation with the message of his faithfulness. You can stand in the gap by being a godly example for your grandchildren and by praying for them. Even grandparents who already pray regularly for their grandchildren will discover creative suggestions for making the practice even more meaningful. From cell phones to photo prayer journals, you'll find tools that work for you-and for your grandchildren. Author Lillian Ann Penner provides specific examples of prayers to help you get started, such as alphabet prayers, prayers based on special scriptures, and prayers for certain holidays. You may even widen the circle, praying for other children in your life, for children who have parents in the military, and for the adults who influence your grandchildren. Regardless of how far away your grandchildren are, praying for them can bridge the distance between you and leave them with an inheritance more precious than gold.
The book is based on God principles as being a parent. We have our own insights on how to raise our children. For instance, in the way our parents raised us. God is not with man-made philosophy or ideals. He is a Spirit, and they that worship Him, must worship Him in Spirit and Truth. John 4:24. So in raising our children we must do it in the values and upbringing of the Lord. He will guide you into all truth. There are so many aspects and revenues in the way of parenting that we miss out on the big picture. Which is seeing the true aspect of nurturing and loving our kids the way our heavenly father loves us as His dear children. He created us and knows everything we encounter in life and how to resolve every issue. So why shouldn't He know how to give us the ammunition we need in raising our children in the perspective of Him? Because with Him it is the right way to go. We can do everything in our little finite mind of what we feel is the right way to be a parent. But it always comes back to the maker, which is God. The ultimate parent of the whole universe. He will direct you in the way a parent should be. It is up to that individual to take heed of his word and direction for life as being a believer in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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