This book is amazing! But if you disagree that God's word is infallible you will not like this book. You must believe that God means what He says and says what He means, especially that if you don't discipline you HATE your child. Scripture, nor Tripp, advocates abuse or even discipline in anger, but it advocates heart oriented heart change by people who know they need the discipline of God in the same manner for their own chage. He doesn't twist scripture!
GREAT! Come on people he does not mean to kill your kid, spanking is effective if used right. We all know people who take ANYTHING to far. Really makes you think about things. Lots and lots of good advice.
For new parents or parents with teens, this is pretty much the only book you will ever need to read for help with raising your children. The beginning of the book walks through getting to know your child's heart when they sin, or do something wrong--not just simply correcting an outward behavior. Then, the back of the book is divided into sections as your child grows up, so you can just refer to the chapter of the age of your child for a quick reference in that area. This book is an amazing help and has truly blessed my family--we have 3 children and it is such a joy to shepherd their hearts. Definitely a book you should read and refresh yourself with once a year. Your children are well worth this investment. :)
This is a great book! It changed my thinking on how to relate to my daughter. - Kim
Dr. Tedd Tripp draws on over twenty years of experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator and father in giving this vauable help to parents.
Shepherding a Child's Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things your child does and says flows from the heart. Luke 6:45 put it this way. "...out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks." (NIV) Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child's heart into the paths of life.
"Tedd Tripp knows what he is talking about and who he is talking to. He knows children, he knows parents...and he knows the ways of God. This book teaches you what your goals should be and how to pursue these ends practically. It teaches you how to talk to your children and what to talk about. It will inspire you to become a different kind of parent. This is a masterful book." - Dr. David Powlison, Westminster Theological Seminary