Give Them Grace
Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus
How are parents to raise children so they don’t become Pharisees (legalists) or prodigals (rebels)? It’s all about grace-filled, gospel-driven parenting, says the mother/daughter team of Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson in Give Them Grace. Christian parents, in their desire to raise godly children, can drift toward rule-centered discipline. There is, however, a far more effective method—a grace-motivated approach that begins with the glorious truth of God’s love for sinners.
In Give Them Grace, parents will learn how to connect the benefits of the cross—especially regeneration, adoption, and justification — to their children’s daily lives. Chapters address topics such as our inability to follow the law perfectly, God’s forgiveness and love displayed at the cross, and what true heart obedience looks like.
Fitzpatrick and Thompson also discuss discipline, dealing with popular culture, and evangelism as a way of life. Parents will find this book a great resource for raising grace-filled, Jesus-loving kids.
“So many Christian parents fall into the trap of asking the law to do in the hearts of their children what only grace can accomplish. Armed with threats, manipulation, and guilt, they attempt to create change that only the cross of Jesus Christ makes possible. It is so encouraging to read a parenting book that points parents to the grace of the cross and shows them how to be instruments of that grace in the lives of their children.” — Paul Tripp, Pastor and author of Age of Opportunity and numerous other books on Christian parenting and counseling
“In our human attempts to raise good and godly kids, we often forget that God extended his best grace to us. We are not full of grace on our own; we desperately need his grace. Elyse Fitzpatrick and her daughter, Jessica, provide a great tool to guide parents down the road of gracious parenting. I commend it to you.”
— James MacDonald, Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel, Chicago area; radio teacher, Walk in the Word
Table of Contents
- From Sinai to Calvary
- How to Raise Good Kids
- This is the Work of God
- Jesus Loves All His Little Prodigals and Pharisees
- Grace that Trains
- Wisdom Greater than Solomon’s
- The One Good Story
- Go and Tell Your Father
- Weak Parents and Their Strong Savior
- Resting in Grace
- The One Good Story
- Common Problems and the Gospel
- The Best News Ever