Monday, November 3, 2014

Book Review & Giveaway: Their Name Is Today by Johann Christoph Arnold


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Propeller LLC,  for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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53 days and counting!

You can keep screaming!

Today I have a book that is not about teaching kids, so much as it is about teaching the teachers of kids- the adults in their lives, about what kids need!



Synopsis:

“If you want to glean insights into how to raise and influence children to be more compassionate and considerate, more courageous and confident, more independent, secure, and unselfish; if you want your children to be more loving and joy-filled, then get reading!” —excerpt from Mark K. Shriver’s Foreword (President of Save the Children Action Network)

Despite a perfect storm of hostile forces that threaten to deny children a healthy, happy childhood, courageous parents and teachers can turn the tide. Yes, we can reclaim childhood, says Johann Christoph Arnold, whose books have helped more than a million readers through the challenges of education and family life. In Their Name Is Today, he highlights drastic changes in the way our society treats children. But he also brings together the voices of dedicated parents and educators who are finding creative ways to give children the time and space they need to grow. Cutting through the noise of conflicting opinions, Arnold takes us to the heart of education and parenting by defending every child’s right to the joy and wonder of childhood.

Review:

Are you trying to figure out how to help your child through the modern world? Our children's world is different in literally just about every way possible than their parents' at the same age. Technology has replaced many one to one relationships and changed how children view relationships with each other and their family, not to mention their greater family of their neighborhood and church.Arnold offers some very valuable lessons and suggestions on how to help your child navigate the new minefield of childhood, while offering the best ways to helps adults claim back childhood for kids, to build those relationships, and to have role models that they can not only look up, but respect and admire. This is not a heavy treatise, but a book that can be read in one sitting, or in smaller doses. It is a wonderful book to share with anyone who is involved in teaching or caring for kids, and would be a lovely Christmas present!

About the Author:

A noted speaker and writer on marriage, parenting, and end-of-life issues, Arnold is a senior pastor of the Bruderhof, a movement of Christian communities. With his wife, Verena, he has counseled thousands of individuals and families over the last forty years, as well as serving as an advisor at several innovative private schools. Arnold’s message has been shaped by encounters with great peacemakers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, Cėsar Chavez, and John Paul II. Born in Great Britain in 1940 to German refugees, Arnold spent his boyhood years in South America, where his parents found asylum during the war; he immigrated to the US in 1955. He and his wife have eight children, forty-four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They live in upstate New York. See the publisher's website for more: http://www.plough.com/en/ebooks/t/their-name-is-today


Giveaway:

One lucky BTHM reader will their own copy of this wonderful book!

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Note:

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4 comments:

  1. Talking to your kids about Jesus is my best tip.

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  2. Instill your values and principles which are important when they are young. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I commented on http://blesstheirheartsmom.blogspot.com/2014/11/gift-set-thoughts-to-make-your-hearts.html?showComment=1415192015888#c5070575746811391201

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  4. Keeping in close daily touch with your child and having frequent meaningful discussions is my tip.

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