The Lifegiving Parent: Giving Your Child a Life Worth Living for Christ

The Lifegiving Parent: Giving Your Child a Life Worth Living for Christ

From the family that brought you The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Table, discover how you can become a parent who gives your child a life worth living for Christ.
In today's world, it's easy to become overwhelmed and even paralyzed by the constant flow of parenting advice. We're flooded with so much practical information that we wonder if we're choosing the right way. And we may be missing the one thing God really wants us to give to our children: His life. God doesn't include a divine methodology for parenting in the Bible, but He does provide principles that can enable any faithful parent to bring His life into the life of their home.

In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles--heartbeats of lifegiving parenting--to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family. Now parents of four grown children--each with their own unique personality and gifts--Sally and Clay have learned (sometimes the hard way!) that the key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child. Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You'll give them the life of Christ. (Don't miss the companion piece, The Lifegiving Parent Experience!)

Title:The Lifegiving Parent: Giving Your Child a Life Worth Living for Christ
ISBN:9781496421975
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About Clay Clarkson

is director of Whole Heart Ministries, a nonprofit family ministry he and his wife, Sally, started in 1994 to help Christian parents raise wholehearted children for Christ. He is the author of


    The Lifegiving Parent: Giving Your Child a Life Worth Living for Christ Reviews

  • Kelly Bridgewater

    I have never heard of Clay and Sally Clarkson, but the title of their newest book, The Life Giving Parent captured my attention. As authors who have written a number of books and devotions for raising...

  • Amanda

    Based on the few chapters I’ve read so far, I have been so encouraged by Clay and Sally’s instruction to invest in the lives of my children for eternity. I think the idea that has touched me the m...

  • Elizabeth

    “Engagement with Christian culture does not define a Christian home; engagement with the living Christ does.”I was given the opportunity to read the first few chapters of this book before it relea...

  • Naomi

    "The Lifegiving Parent" by Clay and Sally Clarkson completes the "Lifegiving" trilogy that also includes "The Lifegiving Home" and "The Lifegiving Table" by Sally Clarkson. This particular addition fo...

  • Jennifer Ford

    As a mother who has tried all of the formulas and "3-2-1" step approaches with our children, I can humbly admit that those methods fail to reach the heart of a child. Offering a complete paradigm shif...

  • Jill

    I have to start this review by saying that I do not like to write in books. I don't underline nor do I highlight on a regular basis, yet some books compel me to mark them up and this is one of those b...

  • Katheryn

    I received 3 chapters from the publisher on this wonderful book by one of my most favorite authors on parenting, motherhood, and Christian living. The principles for life in this book will not only pe...

  • Sarah

    Clay and Sally have written an amazing book with The Life Giving Parent. Honestly, I think I can give a lot of my other parenting books away because this book gets to the heart of children, which is t...

  • MacKenzie

    This book is an inspiration to parent’s to put in the work it will take to fully engage our children in relationships with Jesus. Deeply grounded Biblical principles are presented with accompanying ...

  • Michelle

    I was given the first few chapters by the publisher and based on those chapters, I am smitten! I can’t wait to read everything. Already there are several insights and nuggets I am putting into pract...