The Lifegiving Parent

Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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From the family that brought you The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Table, discover how you can become a parent who gives your child a life worth living for Christ.

In today's world, it's easy to become overwhelmed and even paralyzed by the constant flow of parenting advice. We're flooded with so much practical information that we wonder if we're choosing the right way. And we may be missing the one thing God really wants us to give to our children: His life. God doesn't include a divine methodology for parenting in the Bible, but he does provide principles that can enable any faithful parent to bring his life into the life of their home.

In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles - heartbeats of lifegiving parenting - to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family. Now parents of four grown children - each with their own unique personality and gifts - Sally and Clay have learned (sometimes the hard way!) that the key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child.

Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You'll give them the life of Christ.

©2018 Sally Clarkson and Clay Clarkson (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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My favorite parenting book to date!

I love the partnership pictured between Clay and Sally as parents. I am able to imagine the things they talk about being implemented in my home. They are inspiring and encouraging. Their materials provide practical help and hope towards always growing in God, as a parent and a wife.

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Worth Your Time

One of the best books I've read on parenting because Clay and Sally breathe life and inspiration into this weary mama's heart. I love my children, and this book challenges me to love them *well* and *on purpose,* not just because we live under the same roof.

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Excellent Book, but the listen is grueling

I don't know if I can finish this. May just stick with my physical copy. The narrators are not excellent, let's just say.

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Dangerous misuse of Scripture

Besides the less than smooth writing style, this book contains heresy that outweighs the bits of truth in it. The Clarkson’s have sadly misused and torn down Scripture and turned it something very different than the Word spoken by God. It is a dangerous book. Aside from the heresy, they include many extra-biblical ideas as essential to child raising. According to this book’s expectations, no one could come close to accomplishing all the things one must do to truly parent.

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Content win!

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This book was excellent, very practical and helpful and Biblical! I felt like it was very relevant and inspiring. I really appreciated this book as a mother of four. As much as I highly value read-aloud and audible options, the readers for this book unfortunately were very difficult to listen to, their tones and everything. I had to check a couple of times to make sure it was not being read by a computer, but the content truly is amazing so overall I can give this all the stars I just wish the readers were more realistic sounding. I don't know if that means animation or fluctuation in tones it was just more mechanical sounding which is disappointing for the value of the content.

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