Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Join Our Book Study: Shepherding a Child's Heart

The Tedd Tripp book was suggested in a comment in our ABC Jesus Loves Me Group.  I wasn't surprised because it has been shared several times by our group members.  Actually the premise of the book Shepherding a Child's Heart is the reason why the 4 Year ABCJLM Preschool Curriculum focuses on character education.

Digging deep to parent the "why's" instead of just the outward behavior.  

Isn't that our goal?  Parenting the heart.

I read Shepherding a Child's Heart when my children were little-little and we only had 2 or 3 children at the time.  So, it has been a few years.  When I realized that the Kindle edition was only $1.99 on Amazon, I jumped at the opportunity to read it again. 

While on the treadmill, reading the first few pages, the Holy Spirit nudged me to begin a book study with the ABCJLM family!  What a fabulous idea!  When I posted a comment on Facebook, many of you agreed. 

Consider this your official invitation!

Dates:   Begins Thursday, May 1 to mid-June  (We will cover three short chapters a week)

Study:  Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp

Where: Join us for discussion on the ABC Jesus Loves Me Facebook Group

Description: In this book you will learn how to be "a kind authority, shepherd your children to understand themselves in God's world, and keep the gospel in clear view."

Supplies Needed: Order online the book in book form (many used options are available too) or Kindle Edition for $1.99  (Remember that you do not have to have a Kindle to use the Kindle Edition.  Simply download the free Kindle app to get started.)

What To Do Right Now:

  1. Purchase the book or borrow from the library so that you have it in your hands before May 1st. Click to order from Amazon the book in book form or Kindle Edition.
  2. If you haven't yet, please join the ABCJLM Facebook group page.  We will be discussing this study in this group. 
  3. Leave a comment on this post or on the ABCJLM group page so that we know you are joining us!
  4. Subscribe to this blog so that you stay up-to-date on the latest information concerning this study.  Plus you will be provided with a link to the new ebook "A Quiet Time, Worth the Time."
  5. Tell your friends!  Invite others to join us. Using the buttons below, share this post with your friends on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your own blog.   
After doing these five quick things, I can't encourage you enough to take a couple of hours to read my ebook.  It sets the stage for what we will be discussing and will help you understand the importance of shepherding your child's heart and allowing God to work in yours. 

Shepherding a Child's Heart isn't a perfect book.  There may be things that you disagree with.  Nor is it the end-all to parenting.  What Tedd Tripp does is remind us to focus on winning the child's heart instead of disciplining the behavior.  Together let's glean from the author's wisdom so that we can turn our children toward their Savior.

Will you join me?

Next post: Book Study - Ready...


  1. I have heard many great things about this book! I pray for all who go through it many blessings in their parenting. I hope to be to read it this summer!

  2. I would love to join this study! I have this book sitting on the shelf at home and have not had a chance to read it. This can be my motivation to get going!

  3. I have downloaded the book to my kindle & can't wait for the study group to begin!

  4. I too have now purchased and downloaded this book and am eager to begin!

  5. I will be joining this study. thank you!

  6. I know it's the 6th, but I started reading this book last week not knowing about this study and after stumbling upon this post today I feel sure that I need to join.

  7. Just saw this post and put the book on hold at the library. Hope to join in soon.

  8. Hi, I'm a little late, but I'd love to join the book study! :)


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