If you’re looking for one of the books that we’ve mentioned in a Friday Introduction, you’ll find it here.
The best resource I’ve found on boosting my positivity level as a mom is Karol Ladd’s “The Power of a Positive Mom.” This book doesn’t just talk about the importance of having a positive attitude, it comes loaded with practical suggestions for keeping your attitude on the positive side. She reminds us of the importance of prayer in keeping our attitudes firmly planted in the positive, and she offers great insight into how our attitudes affect our kids. For more info, check out the entire Friday Introduction post.
Trusting God is a 12-week devotional study. Written by Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith and Mary Southerland, Trusting God will walk you through what trusting God looks like and how to let go and simply trust Him. Sharing intimate snapshots of their lives as they go Sharon, Gwen and Mary — you might know them from the Girlfriends in God daily devotional — take you on a journey of trust. For more info, check out the entire Friday Introduction post.
The Bible in Rhyme is just what it sounds like. It’s a paraphrase of the Bible, written entirely in rhyme. It’s easy to read and easy to understand. Written by Kyle Holt, The Bible in Rhyme is designed to be read out loud. For more info, check out the entire Friday Introduction post.
This daily devotional offers up everyday situations kids might face and lets them decide what they should do. Each day includes a short description of a situation and multiple choice answers. It also includes Bible verses for your kids to read to help them decide what the right answer is. For more info, check out the entire Friday Introduction post.
If you have a tween girl, the single best thing I’ve ever read on them is Nancy Rue’s book, Moms’ Ultimate Guide to the Tween Girl World. This book offers insight into your daughter’s thought process and into the issues she’s facing in her world today. For more info, check out the entire Friday Introduction post.
Nancy also has a book for dads of tween girls called What Happened to My Little Girl?: Dad’s Ultimate Guide to His Tween Daughter, which offers insight into tween girls for dads. It reiterates how important a dad’s influence is in his daughter’s life, especially during the tween years. For more info, check out the entire Friday Introduction post.
These are the years when we must talk to our daughters about their changing bodies and sex. Nancy offers some great information from a Godly perspective that speaks right to tween girls in her books Body Talk (Faithgirlz!) and The Body Book: It’s A God Thing! (The Lily Series). For more info, check out the entire Friday Introduction post.
The authors of the Orange Parents blog also wrote a fantastic book Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, which is all about creating an environment for your kids where they are supported in their spiritual growth by a community, which includes parents, the church and other Christ-following adults. For more info, check out the entire Friday Introduction post.