Dear readers, I am so, so thankful for you all. Really. I felt so alone early in our parenting journey, but you have helped me to feel understood and supported, and your knowledge and generosity have helped me to grow as a person. I wanted to give a tangible thank you, and since books are pretty much my favorite things in the whole universe (well, you know--along with chocolate and coffee), I thought about the writers who have given so unreservedly of their experience, wisdom and love. Their words lodged deep in my heart and have helped me in so many ways. So, to thank all of you, we are giving away some of my all-time favorites! Each book will have its own post, and you may enter for any or all of them. To enter, simply comment and tell me why you would like to have this book. :)
Grace Based Living by Crystal Lutton
When I first began questioning corporal punishment, the most important thing to me was finding out what the Bible really teaches about it. I found the Arms of Love Family Fellowship site and read article after article after article. It blew me away. Crystal literally wrote the book on Grace Based Discipline. Her teachings changed our lives in ways I would never have imagined. Her book, Biblical Parenting, gave me a brand new paradigm for discipline. Like many others who start off looking at parenting issues, I found that the grace of Jesus transforms all of our relationships. Grace Based Living examines all of these, including marriage and parenting, from a foundation of Christ-based love, service and authority. It is a life changing book in the best way. Crystal is also a rabbi/pastor, and her ability to share Hebraic perspective has enriched my understanding of the Scriptures. Along with all of this, she regularly serves as a Titus 2 woman to many, giving practical and loving help to other moms. In the last few years, I have had the privilege of getting to know Crystal better, and seeing the wisdom, truth and mercy she shares has been incredible. I want to be like her when I grow up. :) (And a PS--She makes lovely items for sale at Adorned by Crystal.)
You can win your choice of a Kindle version of Grace Based Living or an autographed copy! To enter, leave a comment on this blog post telling why you would like to read it. If you comment anonymously, please make sure that you either leave your email address (myemail at whatever dot com) or sign up for notifications for replies so that I can notify you if you win. I will choose a random winner on February 5, 2014. Also, please check out Crystal's website and FB pages--you will find some wonderful things there!