Living Inspired ~ Thursday 3CT (1/16/14)
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This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Brooke McGlothlin, author of Praying for Boys: Asking God What They Need Most (Bethany House, 2014) and Michael Gurian, author of Raising Boys By Design: What the Bible and Brain Science Reveal About What Your Son Needs to Thrive (Waterbrook, 2013).
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For your chance to win a copy of Praying for Boys or Raising Boys By Design, sign up below. Winner will be announced on Friday right here.
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More about Brooke: Brooke McGlothlin received her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech (1999) and her Masters in Counseling from Liberty University (2003). She served for over 1o years as Director of Clinical Services in local Pregnancy Care ministry before making the best choice of her life—staying home with her boys. Brooke uses her ministry experience to reach women, writing to bring hope to the messes of life (in the midst of her own messy life).
In 2010, Brooke co-founded Raising Boys Media, where moms and dads come to discover delight in the chaos of raising boys. You can find her writing at The MOB Society blog about fighting for the hearts of her sons, and raising godly men. Her books include Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most (Bethany House, January 2014), Hope for the Weary Mom: Where God Meets You in Your Mess (co-authored with Stacey Thacker), and How to Control Your Emotions, So They Don’t Control You: A Mom’s Guide to Overcoming (an ebook).
More about Praying for Boys: What Are Your Biggest Concerns for Your Son? Instead of trying harder to change your boy’s behavior or worrying about his future, enjoy the peace that comes when you pray specific prayers for him straight from the Bible. This encouraging book helps you target your prayers on what your son needs most–from patience and self-control to having a pure heart and making wise decisions.
Today you can start giving whatever concerns you have to God and
– learn to fight for your son’s heart in prayer
– look at raising boys as a gift
– see how even quick prayers make a difference
– understand boys’ deepest struggles, no matter their age
– rest in knowing that God is the only One who can change your son’s heart
Written for moms but great for dads (and grandparents) too, this easy-to-use book is filled with uplifting stories and biblical wisdom that will equip you on your journey to raising a godly man. Includes a 21-Day Prayer Guide for Small Groups, in Person or Online!
Purchase your copy here.
More about Michael: Michael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty five books published in twenty one languages. He provides counseling services at the Marycliff Center, in Spokane, Washington. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. Michael has been called “the people’s philosopher” for his ability to bring together people’s ordinary lives and scientific ideas.
He has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. A number of his books have sparked national debate, including The Wonder of Girls, The Wonder of Boys, Boys and Girls Learn Differently!, The Minds of Boys and Leadership and the Sexes.
Connect with Michael: Website
More about Raising Boys By Design: Your son was created for great things, but he needs your help to appreciate his unique male design and to grow into the strong, loving man God created him to be. Packed with doable strategies and eye-opening examples of what’s really going on inside a boy’s brain, Raising Boys by Design offers a practical blueprint to help you build a HERO—one who values Honor, Enterprise, Responsibility, and Originality. Among other things, you’ll learn how to help your son:
• strengthen his character, resilience, and self-discipline
• nurture genuine compassion and empathy
• process words and emotions in ways that fit his brain chemistry
• succeed in school and hone crucial life skills
• develop a healthy perspective of sexuality
• avoid the pitfalls of media and technology
• embark on a lifelong adventure of faith
This unique resource combines the latest research in brain science with timeless truths from the Bible to reveal the deepest needs shared by every boy of faith while also leading you to fresh insights for honoring the unique personality, talents, and God-given design of your son in particular.
Purchase your copy here: