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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Giveaway Thursday: Parenting is Your Highest Calling

Today will be my last "regular" Giveaway Thursday. Next week I am going to host a giveaway week - a different giveaway every day starting on Sunday and going through Saturday, and starting in November all reviews will be hosted on a separate page. When I did the redesign of this blog several of you commented that reviews are not really your thing, but others love them, so I think this will be perfect. I can keep sharing great products that companies send me, but if you are not interested in them, you don't have to visit my reviews page. I will always link the giveaways so you don't miss any of the great stuff I am blessed to offer to you. Perfect!

On with today's giveaway!


When author Leslie Leyland Fields contacted me about her book Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt, I knew I needed to read it.

I was right.

While I haven’t gotten through the entire book, I can tell you this: Leslie’s down-to-earth conversational style will resonate with any mother who seeks God’s will, balance and peace in her life (and what mother doesn’t want these things?!). The myths Leslie shares include:
  • Myth 1: Having children makes you happy and fulfilled: discovering God’s real purpose in giving us children
  • Myth 2: Nurturing your children is natural and instinctive: why biblical love is so difficult to live out
  • Myth 3: Parenting is your highest calling: how pursuing God first frees us to love our children more
  • Myth 4: Good parenting leads to happy children: exchanging shallow hopes for God’s deeper purposes
  • Myth 5: If you find parenting difficult, you must not be following the right plan: learning to rely on God rather than formulas
  • Myth 6: You represent Jesus to your children: How we trap ourselves in a role we weren’t meant to play
  • Myth 7: You will always feel unconditional love for your children: How our false ideas of love burden us with guilt
  • Myth 8: Successful parents produce Godly children: The danger of making too much of ourselves and too little of God
  • Myth 9: God approves of only one family design: why God is not limited by imperfect families
To win a copy of Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guiltleave a comment with what myth resonates with you the most.

For additional entries:
* Follow me on Twitter AND tweet this giveaway using this tweet: @JessicaNTurner is giving a great book for moms discussing myths they believe http://www.themomcreative.com (please RT) (include your Twitter handle in your comment)
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Leave a comment for EACH additional chance. Be sure to include your email address if it is not in your blogger profile.

I will select the winner using random.org on Sunday. Good luck!