Tardy 2012 Book Thoughts –> “Shepherding a Child’s Heart” by Tedd Tripp

I read this book several years ago, and I remember thinking, “I need to read this book every 2 years for the remainder of the time any of my children are living with me.” Years passed, and I forgot what I liked so much about the book, but I remember specifically having that thought. So, this year, I picked it up and read it again.

My first thought after finishing? “No, REALLY, I need to read this book every 2 years!” This will be the parenting resource I will recommend to anyone and everyone who asks. And maybe some who don’t ask; we’ll see.

Tedd Tripp presents a model of parenting that is wholly grounded in the gospel of Christ. That truth was apparent to me the first time I read it, but I think my children were still young enough that the application was limited. This time, I put the book down feeling better equipped to parent and discipline and love in a way consistent with the gospel. The book has already positively impacted countless interactions with my children. And has refreshed and strengthened my vision for parenting as well.

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