Never Say No~Mark & Jan Foreman~Book Review

by adustyframe ~ May 31st, 2015

967ce822-abca-4492-a4fc-0bf8946c8551About the book:
Never Say No (David C. Cook, May 2015)

The question Mark and Jan Foreman are most often asked is: How did you raise your kids?

Mark and Jan Foreman’s adult sons Jon and Tim Foreman of Switchfoot have influenced their world not only by a successful music career but also through their positive impact on communities around the globe. The Foreman parents instilled in their sons a belief that they could make a difference by living beyond themselves.

This powerful book gives readers an inside look at the process. It begins with both parent and child finding their identity in God. It then explores practical ways to encourage holistic learning while cultivating specific gifts, nurturing creativity in a media-saturated culture, and balancing structure with individual choice. Never Say No inspires readers to raise children to live in the wonder of life by loving others well. Parents will find encouragement for their own parenting journey as they guide their kids to live out God’s purpose in radical ways.

About the author:
Jan and Mark Foreman live in the San Diego area, where Mark is lead pastor of North Coast Calvary Chapel. Mark is the author of Wholly Jesus, and holds advanced degrees in Theology, Education and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Pastoral Care. Jan is a gifted teacher, artist, and she also facilitates partnerships with underprivileged women and children both locally and in developing countries. Together they love surfing, sailing, travel and especially being with their family.
My thoughts:
Never say no?! WHAT!!!!
Well, this book isn’t saying to let your little darlings run wild and become spoiled brats that no one wants to spend time around!
Instead it’s full of ideas to help you evaluate your parenting and be intentional.
It reminds us that God is our Father and he parents us with grace. We should in turn offer that grace to your children.
The book is not heavy or hard to read and at the end of each chapter includes questions to help you consider what you just read and to evaluate areas in your parenting.
I am enjoying it and if you’re a parenting book junkie like I am, I’m sure you will too.
Disclosure~I received a free copy of this book in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own.
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