Clay Clarkson

Clay Clarkson

Solomon got it right 3,000 years ago: "The writing of many books is endless." Our four children are grown now and walking with God, and yet I'm still writing about Christian parenting. Perhaps it's because the need never ends for new insight into God's principles of parenting and for new stories to shape children's hearts. In 1994, my wife Sally (also an author) and I started Whole Heart Ministries, a nonprofit Christian ministry to help parents raise wholehearted Christian children. After a quarter century of books, conferences, and online ministries, we're still writing books for parents and families (and all of our children are now writers, too). Four influences shape my writing life: my seminary training, my INTJ type, my love of words, and my observations from 34 years of parenting. I like to think of myself as an expository biblical writer, but also as a conceptual creative writer. I'm perpetually caught in the "so many projects, so little time" endless loop as a writer, songwriter, book creator, and wannabe analog game designer. As I write this bio (spring 2018) we're moving to Oxford, England for up to two years to grow our ministry to UK mums. Since I'm not a mum, I'll spend most of my time writing new books for parents and children. The writing of many books is not really endless, but the end is not yet in sight. Learn more about my ministry and books on and

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    • The Lifegiving Parent

    • By: Sally Clarkson, Clay Clarkson
    • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster, Ann Richardson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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    In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family....

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    • My favorite parenting book to date!

    • By Jamie on 01-25-19

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