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“Almost any parent you asked would tell you that they want their children to be happy, successful adults. But many of us forget (or never knew to begin with) that lasting personal joy is not necessarily found the way the world says it is–through reaching a certain socioeconomic status, having a certain job, buying a certain house, or having a certain amount in one’s bank account. In fact, says Kristen Welch, popular blogger and author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, personal satisfaction comes not from grabbing onto things but from holding them with an open hand and, very often, giving them away.
In this inspiring book, Welch shows parents how to discover for themselves and instill in their kids the profound joy that comes from sharing what we have been given–our time, our talents, and even what’s in our wallets–with those who have less. Through powerful personal stories as well as stories from Scripture, Welch offers a tantalizing alternative to status quo parenting that has the power to impact not only our own families but the entire world.”
This book is so many things: inspiring, encouraging, convicting, enlightening, honest, and intriguing. Kristen Welch is a talented writer and takes us on a sometimes emotional journey through examples of the people they minister to through their non-profit ministry. She’s also honest about the struggles and rewards which their family sometimes experience as they fulfill God’s call on their lives.
However, the heart of this book is exactly what the title proclaims: “Raising World Changers in a Changing World”. Even though we are no longer in the child-raising phase of our lives, I was personally challenged to reevaluate again my motives for giving and serving those who most need the help or resources I could provide. I’m so glad I read this book and plan to re-read it again.
I highly recommend this book for those parents who still have children at home. This would be a great book for a book study with a group of parents, and maybe even a study that parents and teens could do together.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review. This is my honest opinion about this book.