No Greater Joy Volume Two Author:Michael Pearl, Debi Pearl 33 articles on child and parent training, told with country humor, taken from over two years of newsletter articles. If you appreciated "To Train Up A Child", you may find this book even more helpful. Most of the articles are answers to questions the Pearls receive in the mail daily. Many readers have told the Pearls that they found th... more »e answers to their questions in this book. This book also has some good advise for parents with kids going through puberty.« less
While I do not agree with all of the methods the Pearls advocate, they are probably the most loving, caring, devoted parents I have ever met.Just look at their grown children and you will see what a bunch of hogwash the previous review is.THe Pearls love,love LOVE kids!! Their main message throughout their books, especially no greater joy volume three,is to spend time with your children, nurturing them emotionally,physically, and spiritually.I suggest taht anyone who is not sure should go to their website, no greater joy.org and the proof will be there.I think it is possible to implement everything they are saying (about joy,love,teaching) without using any physical punishment.It really is NOT their focus.The first article in the No Greater Joy volume 3 is all about Joy.You have to be joyful for your children.You have to spend time "tying strings," or connecting with your children.I do think the first book in their series(To Train Up A child) could be dangerous if you are not a balanced person-meaning you would not want to just 'go by the book' in your discipline style.In fact, I do not suggest reading the first book. Skip right to the "No Greater Joy" volumes where the Pearls' message is expressed better(esp. vol 3).But if you can take the main message from their books you will do more good for your children than you will from reading the 5,000 other books out there, written for parents by a bunch of psychologists who don't even have kids!!!!I have nine of my own happy, smiling children and I highly recommend the Pearls' books. If you visit their website you can also subscribe to their free newsletter.
PeytonsMom - , reviewed No Greater Joy, Volume Two on
Helpful Score: 3
While I'll agree that the Pearl 'methodology' may not appeal to all (it is not our 'style' either) to suggest that this book contains encouragement for a husband to beat his wife & rape his children is horribly libelous and the fact that it comes from one professing CHRIST is troubling indeed.
I approach these writings the same way I approach everything else in my life - with caution and much prayer.
Heavy in Christian content.....may not appeal to those who prefer more mainstream reading.