Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a step-by-step manual for raising children that were thoughtful, courteous, kind, strong . . . name whichever positive adjective you like . . .? But what if there was something that was more important than all of that? What if there was a parenting goal that no matter what later life would bring would give your children the foundation they needed to be able to weather the storms of life?
In Heart, Soul, and Mind, Patricia Batten explores the wisdom of the ancient Israel for raising kids in our complicated world. Looking at one of the foundational declarations of faith in God, the Shema from Deuteronomy 6:4–9, she pulls out practical guidance for teaching our children who God is, what he has done, and how we can respond to him.
There is no formula for perfect children, but by impressing your kids with God, you give them a firm foundation and start them down a path to life the way God intended it to be.
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