For Heaven's Sake!

  • For Heaven’s Sake
     

    In For Heaven’s Sake! Parenting Preschoolers Faithfully Marilyn Sharpe helps us examine what it means to understand parenting as a quintessentially spiritual journey.

    Based on thirty years of gathering incredible parents every week to share their stories, struggles, triumphs, and lived wisdom, this realistic, encouraging, and supportive book is a treasure for all who want to nurture faith in Jesus Christ in the home.

    Full of practical suggestions for daily life together, this new volume will be your companion and guide as you navigate this formative time in your child’s life, while using proven methods for raising great preschoolers.

    For Heaven’s Sake! brings together the wisdom of the experts—those in the field of child development, those who daily live with and shape the lives of children, and by children themselves.

    Ideal for parents, grandparents, teachers, and childcare providers.

    SBN-13: 978-1-933794-25-9
    Perfectbound
    Pages: 160
    Size: 6 x 9
    U.S. price: $15

    Marilyn Sharpe is a mother, grandmother, and parent educator, with a deep love for families and for nurturing faith in all of life. She is also a writer, speaker, and congregational coach. A passionate, lifelong learner, Marilyn has a BA from Wellesley College, an MA from Harvard University, and is a Certified Family Life Educator.

    Also available from Kirk House, a companion book study, which will be sent to you electronically as a PDF, with detailed lesson plans for every chapter of the grace-filled Christian parenting book, For Heaven’s Sake! Parenting Preschoolers Faithfully. The Book Study provides many options for using the book—in six lessons or thirteen lessons for a parenting class, as a series of adult forums, and as curriculum for a family camp or retreat.

    U.S. price: $15

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Faith Materials

Marilyn is the author of For Heaven’s Sake!  Parenting Preschoolers Faithfully and a Book Study, helping you make parent education in your congregation a reality.  To learn more about her book, go to www.ForHeavens-Sake.com.

To order the book and book study, please contact Kirk House Publishing at 888-696-1828 or order on their website at www.KirkHouse.com, click on the Bookstore.

Also available from Kirk House, a companion book study, which will be sent to you electronically as a PDF, with detailed lesson plans for every chapter of the grace-filled Christian parenting book, For Heaven’s Sake! Parenting Preschoolers Faithfully. The Book Study provides many options for using the book—in six lessons or thirteen lessons for a parenting class, as a series of adult forums, and as curriculum for a family camp or retreat.

1. Metro Lutheran

Since January of 2005, Marilyn has written a monthly Positive Parenting column for the Metro Lutheran newspaper, delivered to all Lutheran congregation in the seven county metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. These articles are easily reproducible for use in parenting groups or classes or adult forums. They can be great conversation starters, with family activities to help live the topic.

2.) Marilyn’s E-Newsletters

Marilyn’s E-newsletters are sent out once a month. They are collected here so that church professionals, ministry volunteers, parents and faith parents may use them to nurture faith in children, youth, and families. Congregations may use them for planning with ministry teams or reaching out to the children, youth, and families they serve. Some congregations have copied them for volunteer trainings. Some have sent them to homes as a take home from Sunday school or other faith formation ministry, as a bulletin insert, or a newsletter or email article.

3. The Clergy Journal

Marilyn has written a series of articles for The Clergy Journal on issues of Youth and Family Ministry. These will be helpful for education, children, youth, and family ministry planning teams. Make copies for use in your congregation.

4. Miscellaneous

Other journals, online resources, and other publications can be viewed