Sunday, March 24, 2013

Being an Intentional Parent!

"Intentional Parenting: Autopilot is for Planes" seeks to help parents learn more about themselves as they seek to become the best parents they can be.  

The authors are from the Daystar Counseling in Nashville, Tennessee.  Their goal is to help parents get off of "autopilot" and begin to hold onto the wheel and fly.  As a parent, it is too easy to put life on autopilot and coast.  However, the goal of the authors is to help each parent learn more about themselves and about their children.  

The book addresses issues such as patience, being consistent and connected to your child, balanced, playful, encouraging, spiritual, intentional and even a 'grown-up' parent.

The hope in the end is that life will be less stressful and more enjoyable for parents and children.  That's a great goal to shoot at.  I would recommend this book for parents to read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com

Enticing and Convicting!

I wonder why I enjoy reading Andy Stanley books? He pushes me, challenges me, convicts me and leads me to think about leadership and church in ways I had not considered.  Sometimes, I think I just don't like him!  

But I really do like Andy.  His writing is clear, it is not filled with technical terms, it's down to earth writing which helps me process his points.  In this book, which is not new, it was originally published in 2006, Andy discusses the 5 C's of leadership.

Andy spends 3 chapters on each topic and addresses leadership qualities such as ~  
Competency 
Courage
Clarity
Coaching
Character

Andy helps each person ~ 
-Discover and play to their strengths 
-Harness your fears 
-Leverage uncertainty 
-Enlist a leadership coach 
-Maintain moral authority


Overall, this is an excellent book.  Easy to read, but it will be difficult to put into practice.  Lots to chew on!

DISCLOSURE: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed above are completely my own.

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