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Real World Parents: Christian Parenting for Families Living in the Real World. Christian families today often find themselves stuck between two stories-their own family’s story and God’s story. It’s like they’re living two lives: their Christian life and their real world life. The trick is figuring out how to get your family’s story to line up with God’s story in the world around us, helping you raise children who have the character, values, and mission that allows them to go out into the real world and live out a real faith

In Real World Parents, culture expert and veteran youth pastor Mark Matlock, leads you toward living an integrated life where your story and God's story intersect and make a difference in the world.

In Real World Parents, culture expert and veteran youth pastor Mark Matlock, leads you toward living an integrated life where your story and God's story intersect and make a difference in the world. This parenting book will help you raise children with character, values, and mission that encourages your kids to go out into the world and make a difference. Real World Parents: Christian Parenting for Families Living in the Real World - eBook (9780310392286) by Mark Matlock.

Culture expert and veteran youth pastor, Mark Matlock, will help you become a proactive parent when it comes to the . Christian families today often find themselves stuck between two stories their own family s story and God s story.

Culture expert and veteran youth pastor, Mark Matlock, will help you become a proactive parent when it comes to the faith of your children. Rather than trying to raise kids who are "good Christians," you'll find the tools to help you live out a faith that allows your children to see what it means to live as a Christian. As a result, your kids will learn about real faith by living it out with you. "Christian families today often find themselves stuck between two stories their own family s story and God s story

Mark Matlock has been working with youth pastors, students, and parents for two decades

Mark Matlock has been working with youth pastors, students, and parents for two decades. He's vice president of event content at Youth Specialties and founder of WisdomWorks Ministries and PlanetWisdom.

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Real World Parents Christian Parenting for Families Living in the Real World by Mark Matlock and Publisher Zondervan (HCC). Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9780310392286, 0310392284. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780310669364, 0310669367.

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"Christian families today often find themselves stuck between two stories—their own family’s story and God’s story. It’s like they’re living two lives: their Christian life and their “real world” life. The trick is figuring out how to get your family’s story to line up with God’s story in the world around us, helping you raise children who have the character, values, and mission that allows them to go out into the real world and live out a real faith. Real World Parents is a parenting book that helps you to be proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to raising Christian kids in a world that is filled with contradictions to a life of faith. Rather than trying to raise kids who are “good Christians,” you’ll find the tools to help you live out a faith that allows your children to see what it means to live as a Christian. As a result, your kids will learn about real faith by living it out with you. Culture expert and veteran youth pastor, Mark Matlock, will help you explore issues such as: • Helping your child make decisions • The importance of failure • Knowing God’s story for your family • Changing the story your family is in • The pursuit of wisdom, and much more God has placed us here to interact with and represent him to the world by engaging with the culture—not retreating from it. Rather than trying to isolate your children from the world or draw lines that keep them from truly engaging in the world God calls us to help and heal, you can learn how to lead your family towards an integrated life where your story and God’s story come together to make a difference in the world around you."


Comments: (7)

Lcena
Great book. It highlights the contrast between the world's broken story line and God's and provides a strategy for teaching God's story line to our children. It inspires us to be wise ambassadors modeling wisdom through our own example. Great illustrations and the questions at the end of each chapter really encourages you to think deeply.
Zymbl
We are doing this for a bible study, so we are only four chapters in. It's been a great, interesting read. Lots of great stuff for discussion. I have enjoyed so far.
melody of you
This book relates to every parent! If you have small children or teenagers.
It is a great book to open your mind and see how you are parenting.
Definitely recomend for study groups.
Just_paw
When I found out I was pregnant a little over 12 years ago with my oldest daughter, I immediately began devouring just about every parenting book I could get my hands on! I realized that this title of "mommy" was one of the most important roles I would ever fill. So, over the past 12 years, I have read my share of books seeking advice on how to be the best mom I could possibly be.

"Real World Parents" by Mark Matlock, the founder of Wisdom Works, a non-profit organization that seeks to help teenagers accelerate biblical wisdom in their lives, stands now as ONE OF THE BEST parenting books I have read in 12 years. In his own words, Mark says this about his book:

"This is not a book about taking your kids to church, saving them from the world, or producing good behavior. Many Christian parenting books focus on helping parents figure out how to raise well-behaved, well-mannered kids. The goal of parenting, in the long run, isn't for our kids to be known for how well behaved they are, but for how well they know and respond to God."

You won't find "formulas" or "methods" in this book. What you will find is the challenge and encouragement as a parent to make sure YOU are living and walking according to God's story and not the world's story. He also stresses the importance of engaging your children in "worldview-shaping conversations" where as a mom and dad you communicate God's worldview to your children. More importantly, as you read this book you are challenged to examine what story you are telling your children, both intentionally and in the way we live with and for God over time.

I really liked the "conversational" feel of this book. As I read through the chapters, I felt as if I were having lunch with Mark and he was sharing profound biblical wisdom with me in our conversation together about parenting our kids. Throughout the book are engaging illustrations that help drive home important points and at the end of each chapter are a set of questions for you to think through before moving on to the next chapter. This feature makes this book one that would be easy to use as a small group study. Up to date statistics are used and websites are given for further study.

I'll leave you with the encouragement to read this book if you are looking for solid biblical help in your role as a mom or dad and with a couple of quotes from chapter one:

"We may wonder how God could ever look at our families and grin. And the problem is that, as parents, we sometimes forget that we're also children - that our God is our Father, and that God is more lovingly inclined to smile at us than we are to smile at our own kids."

"No matter how good or bad you believe your family is, God has plans for you that will unfold in the Real World. God will continue to move your family along in the journey he has in store for you. Which is why this book is designed to help Real World Parents understand that journey - or story - and communicate it to our kids."

"What we don't want to generate are well-behaved kids who mindlessly follow our directions without ever willfully owning the faith in Jesus that they see in us."

Thank you B&B Media Group, Inc. for providing this book for me to review!
Fhois
Author Mark Matlock has been working with youth and their families for two decades. The vice president of event content at Youth Specialties and the founder of WisdomWorks Ministries and PlanetWisdom, Matlock comes well qualified to write on issues pertaining to parenting and sharing matters of faith with the next generation. He opens this winsome text with a story from his own childhood. His father would make an earnest attempt at leading daily devotionals with him and his three brothers every four or five months. Warmly, he tells of his deep love and respect for his father, but somehow, this typical "daily devotional model" didn't fit for his family. So begins the premise for this book on equipping moms and dads of faith to effectively pass on their beliefs in real ways.

Matlock shares that what mattered most in his childhood home was that he watched his parents live out their faith day by day: "We were convinced of the worldview contained in the pages of Scripture because we saw our parents openly endorsing it, talking about it, learning from it, and living it out day after day, year after year. That was enough for us --- despite the failed attempts at family devotions." Interestingly, Matlock also shares what readers won't find in this book: tips, tricks or techniques to fix children's bad behavior. He explains that while this type of self-help resource might make parents feel better for a while because they are actively doing something, it does nothing to address the core issues that lie beneath the surface of outward behaviors.

In a visual model, Matlock goes on to relate children's inner ideologies as similar to icebergs. What you see above the surface (behaviors) is likely only about 20 percent of what's really there. The other 80 percent is under the visible waterline, so to speak, and it makes up their understanding of the way the world works and what they believe to be true and false about the universe. So communicating effectively with kids means getting to God's worldview ourselves and then living out that reality in front of our families so they can see, hear, touch and taste God's goodness over the long haul.

Throughout this 10-chapter text, Matlock offers many personal stories of his own family (his childhood and later that of parenting his children), so readers can easily identify and see the principles he's espousing work themselves out in real-life scenarios. Readers will be challenged to see some frequently "taken for granted" subject areas readdressed from a fresh angle. These topics include understanding the story God wants parents to tell about Jesus and faith, competing with the world's story persuasively, making your home an embassy, demonstrating daily wisdom, teaching good decision making, and seeing entertainment through the lens of God's story.

Resourceful and enlightening, REAL WORLD PARENTS will be a helpful addition to parents' libraries of current and relevant reads.

--- Reviewed by Michele Howe, author of BURDENS DO A BODY GOOD and Single Parenting Columnist
Real World Parents: Christian Parenting for Families Living in the Real World download epub
Christian Living
Author: Mark Matlock
ISBN: 0310669367
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
Language: English
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties (February 24, 2010)
Pages: 176 pages