Parents Rising is Arlene Pellicane's newest release. This book breaks down eight strategies for raising kids who love God, respect authority and value what's right. Arlene's honest and sometimes amusing family stories give a glimpse of how to apply these strategies to everyday life. Each chapter begins with a Bible verse and a short story. From there Arlene uses her research to share some startling statistics for the breakdown of the strategies in modern day culture. She weaves other author quotes and solid suggestions for implementing these ideas into the family. At the end of each chapter there is a question, a prayer and an action point. And interwoven in her writing she continually encourages parents to rise up. She also gives tips for single moms and blended families. There are also discussion questions at the end of the book for group meetings. Some of the topics covered are entertainment, boundaries, the role of the parent, daily Bible time and prayer, the priority of marriage, spending time with kids and getting them ready for life beyond the family home.
Arlene's latest book is another one to read and devour. She directly addresses the needs of today's family with love, encouragement and plenty of Biblical wisdom. Arlene is candid and witty with a generous dose of common sense and a purposeful edict for parents to subscribe to God's values for raising kids today. The best part is the Parents Rising Manifesto at the end of the book which challenges parents to read it weekly and includes all the strategies from the book to keep in mind through daily life. I plan to read through each chapter again and evaluate where I need to rise up and read the manifesto in my morning devotions. I love this book and I hope you will too.
*I was given a complimentary copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.*
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