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Big Picture Parents: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life by Harriet Connor

By Harriet Connor

Being a mother or father within the smooth international is hard. we're frequently beaten with worry approximately harmful our youngsters, guilt approximately our imperfections, and confusion approximately our function. Harriet Connor is familiar with those emotions good. yet hers isn't just one other parenting ebook jam-packed with "shoulds and shouldn'ts" to make you're feeling worse. quite, she invitations you to step again and look at the larger picture:

What is the aim of lifestyles and parenthood?
What are our human limitations?
How do we deal with our guilt and fear?
What are our family's values and the way will we go them on?
What is our family's constitution and position in the wider community?

When she used to be determined for solutions, Harriet Connor became to the traditional knowledge of her ancestors--the Bible. She went searching for little items of grandmotherly recommendation, yet what she came upon was once a grand vision--a great picture--that made feel of either existence and parenthood.

Whether you're new to the Bible or have learn it sooner than, you won't remorse taking time to mirror on its message, which has given convenience and counsel to generations of oldsters similar to you.

"I want this e-book have been written while I first turned a mom nearly thirty years in the past. Big photograph Parents is a completely readable, clever, and inspiring booklet. It presents a necessary biblical framework and a clean mind set approximately being a guardian. i'll be giving it to any new father or mother or about-to-become guardian to aid them as they make the big swap from lifestyles prior to childrens to existence after supply. This ebook could be a blessing to all parents."
--Sarah Condie, pastor; Co-director, the psychological overall healthiness and Pastoral Care Institute, Sydney, Australia

"'All we'd like is for our youngsters to be at liberty' is absolutely the unchallenged axiom of our time. yet what if, paradoxically, through chasing this elusive aim we're making not only our kids, yet ourselves much less satisfied? This ebook offers mom and dad a sensible framework for figuring out our kids, ourselves, and our global. In doing so, not just will the dad or mum be happier, yet so will also the child."
--Sam Chan, nationwide communicator, urban Bible discussion board, Australia; public speaker; theologian; writer of Preaching because the note of God

"This is a clean ebook, written with humor and style. it really is packed with biblical knowledge and its functional outworkings, for all types of families."
--Kirsten Birkett, Latimer study Fellow, Oak Hill collage, united kingdom; writer of Resilience - a religious Project and The Essence of Family

"Parenting is a type of vitally important initiatives that actually should still require an ordeal run. yet via its very nature mom and dad can't have an ordeal run. might be the easiest they could do is to get the entire job of parenting into point of view. Big photo Parents is very precious for constructing an total standpoint that may place mom and dad within the most sensible position to nurture their kids. it really is to be hugely commended."
--Michael Hill, former vice-principal and lecturer in Ethics, Moore Theological collage, Sydney; writer of The center of Marriage and The How and Why of Love

Harriet Connor juggles 3 roles: she is a spouse, mom of 3, and Bible instructor. She holds levels in foreign reports (Languages) and Theology.

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