Paul Tripp

About This Book

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.

Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.

  • Discussion guide includes scripture and 2-3 pages of book to read out loud together along with discussion questions.
  • 7 sessions (14 chapters, 2 per session).
  • Participants purchase book; participant prep helpful but optional.

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Kermit SummerallJune 24, 2019

This is the best overall book on parenting that I have ever read. It’s mostly aimed at parents of toddlers to pre-teens, but the principles would apply to all parenting. This book shows how the gospel is at the heart of parenting and how so many of our parenting troubles are rooted in our own selfishness and unbelief as parents. It will help set your expectations well and show you the grace that is available in Jesus to parent with wisdom and grace toward our kids. Although there is no discussion guide available, the chapters easily lend themselves toward great discussion.