Monday, August 11, 2014

"Teachable Moments" Book Review & Giveaway! (8/24)

*Disclosure:  I was provided a copy of the following book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way.


About "Teachable Moments" Using Everyday Encounters with Media and Culture to Instill Conscience, Character, and Faith:
Never have Christian families been so challenged by the world around them to instill and instruct their children in the tenets of their faith. Yet within this pervasive secular culture, Christian families encounter “teachable moments,” those unplanned but unmatched opportunities to put their faith into action and live out the values and virtues embodied in Jesus Christ.

Nationally syndicated columnist and media advisor on all things parenting, Marybeth Hicks outlines the overarching issues and objectives in using daily encounters with the culture to impart the values and virtues of Christianity. Through entertaining and instructive questions and answers, she provides concrete examples of teachable moments that will ring true for every family.


My Review:
I can definitely see Teachable Moments being very useful in the years to come.  My kids are currently in elementary school and many of the issues that the author deals with are for middle school and high school age kids.  The chapters discuss teachable moments with family, media, friendship, school, sports and the real world plus much more.  Each chapter gives 10 great examples of moments that could arise and wonderful ways to talk to the kids about the situation as Christian parents.

I appreciate the author's views and as I read agreed with everything she was saying.  I plan to hold onto Teachable Moments as a reference, because I know that as teachable moments arise as the kids grow I will be rereading it several times for advice!

I highly recommend picking up a copy of Teachable Moments!  (You can also try to win a copy below!!)

Buy It!
Teachable Moments will be available for purchase on August 12th for $24.00 at Christian bookstores.

GIVEAWAY:

Congratulations to comment #1, Rosey!

One of my readers is going to win their own copy of Teachable Moments!

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3 comments:

mail4rosey said...

I have a child the perfect age to utilize this, so I'm definitely entering. Thank you for hosting!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I don't need to be entered in the giveaway but I agree with the statement "Never have Christian families been so challenged by the world around them!"

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Sounds like a great book. My kids are a little too young too, but good luck everyone :)