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Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening for Today's Families Review by Heidi Miller-Ford

By Michelle Anthony
David C. Cook
4050 Lee Vance View
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Raising our children to be spiritual is a tough job. In fact, it's not something we can do on our own. Michelle Anthony has written Spiritual Parenting to show parents they must obey and depend on God to accomplish this. Trying to make our children behave and act like we want them to is usually not successful. However, creating the right environment that models spirituality and allows God to step in and change our child's heart can do just that.

Michelle discusses the different areas in our lives where we must be willing to let God do His work. She uses real-life situations to show different examples which many parents can relate to. Just exposing children to Christ and the Bible and taking them to church will not create a spiritual child. We as parents must examine ourselves and allow God to make the necessary changes to be spiritual ourselves. If we are not living a spiritual life, how can we expect our children to desire that for themselves?

This book is written in a conversational style. You will almost feel like you are sitting down with a good friend. But at the same time, you will be discovering the tools necessary to change and shape your child's heart. You will have a much better understanding of exactly what your role should be and how to create an environment that nurtures your child's soul. Leading by example and letting them see God work in your life is the best teaching method available. The rest will fall into place on its own.

Product review by Heidi Miller-Ford, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, September 2010