Day 30: Favorite Parenting Books

A few of my favorite parenting books:

A Mom After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George

mom after God's own heart

I like this book for pretty much the same reasons that I like all of Elizabeth George’s books: her advice is good, founded on Biblical principles, and she writes likes she’s speaking directly to me.  Being a mom is hard work, and sometimes I feel myself losing sight of what’s really important in the tedious day-to-day business of raising my children.  This book reminds me of what my focus needs to be.

Give them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson

give them grace

I’ve written about this one before, so I don’t have a lot more to say about it, except that despite learning some things about the authors that I didn’t originally know I still like (and recommend) this book.  It’s going to be very rare that I agree with everything an author may write about, but there are some excellent truths in this book, and many that I had not thought about before reading.

As a side note, did anyone else hate the What to Expect When You’re Expecting books?  I absolutely abhorred them – all I got out of reading them were a bunch of things to worry about that I had never considered before (which I was going to list, but thought better of).  I read very few pregnancy and childbirth books that I thought were worth my time.  My favorite was The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy, because at least it made me laugh.  Am I the only person who hated pregnancy books?

Have any parenting book suggestions?

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