Monday, April 15, 2013

Lead Your Family Like Jesus {Book Review}


Lead Your Family Like Jesus: by Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges & Tricia Goyer

More about Lead Your Family Like Jesus:

Powerful Parenting Principles from the Creator of Families

(Focus on the Family/Tyndale) - Does your family need a five-star general at the helm? A psychologist? A referee? Ken Blanchard, best-selling co-author of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus, points to a better role model: the Son of God. Joined by veteran parents and authors Phil Hodges and Tricia Goyer, renowned business mentor Blanchard shows how every family member benefits when parents take the reins as servant-leaders. Moms and dads will see themselves in a whole new light-as life-changers who get their example, strength, and joy from following Jesus at home. This user-friendly book's practical principles and personal stories mark the path to a truly Christ-centered family, where integrity, love, grace, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness make all the difference.

My Thoughts:

How do we become the parents that not only teach their children Biblical truths, but model them as well. When I started reading Lead Your Family Like Jesus, I was struck with that thought. How do we teach these principles, how do we show what a servant heart is like? How do we show our children what it is to serve joyfully serve as Jesus did while he was here on earth? How do we bring our children up to love Jesus?

These three authors share four important steps that will help us not only love Jesus, but live for Him and teach our children to love him using our heart, head, hands and habits. Drawing from the parenting experiences, their struggles, their faith they share these important steps and how to implement them in our own families.

Using Jesus as a role model (and what better role model is there), we learn how important it is to focus on the eternal, to be aligned with Jesus and his love for us. 

In chapter two Ken shares an acronym EGO for Edging God Out and let me tell you this resonated so much with me! I know I have been very guilty of edging God out with pride and fear. When we edge God out we are separated from Him.

Instead of Edging God Out we should Exalt God Only. Wow.  Leading Like Jesus is such a profound and thought provoking book. Filled with wisdom, direction and scriptural references throughout.

I think every parent that wants to raise their children to love Jesus and live as he did should read this book.

You can download a Lead Your Family Like Jesus booklet and worksheet to help you get started Leading Your Family Like Jesus!

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Meet the Authors:


Bestselling author of more than 30 novels, nine nonfiction books, and more than three hundred articles for national publications; 2003 "Writer of the Year" at the Mount Hermon Christian Writer's Conference; popular blog writer, speaker, and radio host

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Leadership expert and author of over 50 books, including the New York Times bestseller, The One-Minute Manager; cofounder of Lead Like Jesus; and coauthor of Lead Like Jesus; Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time

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A human resource and industrial relations manager in corporate America for 36 years with Xerox Corporation and U.S. Steel, co- founder of Lead Like Jesus; co-author of five books, including The Servant Leader and Leadership by the Book with Bill Hybels.

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Celebrate the release of Lead Your Family Like Jesus with Tricia by entering her iPad Mini Giveaway and RSVPing for the Lead, Momma Lead LIVE Webcast Event (with MomLife Today's Tracey Eyster) on April 16th.


  One winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • A Tricia Goyer library
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 15th. Winner will be announced at the "Lead, Momma Lead" Live Webcast Event on April 16th. Connect with authors and everyday moms, Tricia Goyer and Tracey Eyster, for an evening of sharing and perspective-changing encouragement for leading your family. Tricia and Tracey will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus and join Tricia and Tracey on the evening of April 16th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 16th!

disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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