Friday, June 28, 2019

the single parent: confident and successful

Linda Ranson Jacobs has just a new book published by Bethany House. Now, you likely know Linda is the creator of DC4K - some of you may have this wonderful ministry in your church to serve the children in your community who are touched by the divorce of their parents. Some of you may have been blessed to be able to hear Linda speak at a Children's Ministry Conference. When you hear Linda's name and the news of her book, you may rightly think this is a book you will absolutely want to read and be sure to keep a stack on hand to give to families in your church who experience divorce.

But, please, please, while this book is absolutely one for you to keep on hand for the parents/grandparents in your ministry who experience divorce, do not limit yourself to this view of the single parent: confident and successful. This is a book you will absolutely want to make available to every parent and grandparent in your ministry as it is filled with wisdom, truth from Scripture and practical how-to of raising confident and successful children in confident and successful families and this is something we want for all families in our ministries.

It is my delight today to let you know about this wonderful resource and source of encouragement. I do have to say, have tissues handy - and encourage the people you give it to to do so as well - as this book is going to touch your hearts in deep and powerful ways. As I read this book I learned much about how I will be better able to confidently and successfully hand faith to my grandchildren - and grown children as well - even though I and they are not single grandparents/parents. I am very happy to recommend, the single parent: confident and successful, to all parents and grandparents.

the single parent: confident and successful
Author - Linda Ranson Jacobs
Publisher - BethanyHouse

Favorite Features -
  • Linda shares not only her own, "story", but her heart
  • True accounts from single parents bring the truths Linda shares to life
  • Each chapter ends with a, "Going Deeper" section with questions, Scripture and space to journal to help you think through and apply what you are learning
  • Solid truth and encouragement for single parents and all parents/grandparents
  • It is filled with truth which is usable and will make a difference in our lives and the lives of the generations who follow
BethanyHouse says; "Whether you became a single parent through divorce, death, adoption, or some other situation, you've probably wondered what the future holds for you and your children. Will you be able to provide the emotional, financial, and spiritual support your family needs?

The Single Parent
 will encourage you in your journey and help avert problems before they arise. It is filled with wise counsel, biblical truth, and real-life stories--the author's own as well as those of the many single moms and dads who have come across her path through the years. It will help you bolster your abilities in such areas as

· improving your child's behavior
· negotiating boundaries
· graciously seeking and accepting help from others
· trusting God in the process

God cares for the single parent and will provide for you and your children. Let this book give you the tools you need as you walk with Him in this journey."

Powerful, eye-opening, encouraging, wise, practical; I could go on, but all of these accurately describe the single parent: confident and successfulThis is absolutely a book you will want to read, take to heart, and give to the parents/grandparents in your ministry whether you/they are a single parents/grandparents, or not. I love how Linda wove Bible truth throughout each chapter and showed how God cares about single parents by sharing true accounts from the Bible about single parents.

As I read the single parent: confident and successful, God used Linda's words to encourage and challenge me as I hand faith to my grandsons - even though I am not a single parent or grandparent. I was deeply touched - did I mention be sure to keep tissues handy??? - and feel more equipped to hand faith to my grandsons and grown children as well.

This is not a book you will read once and think; "Great book!" Although it is a great book. This is a book you will read, then read again to underline the parts which stand out to you. Then you will read it again to highlight the parts which impact you powerfully. Then you will read it again and fill it with sticky note strips, so you will be able to find the parts you want to be sure to implement asap. Be aware - there will be lots of this book which you underline, highlight and you will have no shortage of sticky note strips sticking out of this book. This is not a book you will put on a shelf after you read it. It is a book you will keep on your end table, kitchen counter or coffee table - somewhere you will see it and refer to it again and again. These are just some of the reasons you will want to give it to the parents/grandparents in your church - because it will be read and implemented and will change the lives of families and children - whether they are single families or not.

In the single parent: confident and successfulLinda wrote about Loneliness, Developing a Healthy Single Family, Behavior and Discipline Issues, Supporting Your Children When You Have Them Part Time, Learning to Accept Other People Into Your Child's Life, Living Faith in Desperate Times, Reaching Out and Being Vulnerable, Glorifying God in Single-Parent Life, How to Cope with Irritations, Learning to Depend on God's Timing, Modeling Biblical Principles for Children and Serving Our Lord. As you are able to see from just the titles of the chapters, this book is solid, needed and for any and all parents/grandparents. Get a copy and read it today . . . and gift additional copies to the parents/grandparents in your ministry - single or not.

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