Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Super Parenting Library Giveaway! ~ Grace Based Living by Crystal Lutton (Ends February 5, 2014)


Dear readers, I am so, so thankful for you all.  Really.  I felt so alone early in our parenting journey, but you have helped me to feel understood and supported, and your knowledge and generosity have helped me to grow as a person.  I wanted to give a tangible thank you, and since books are pretty much my favorite things in the whole universe (well, you know--along with chocolate and coffee), I thought about the writers who have given so unreservedly of their experience, wisdom and love.  Their words lodged deep in my heart and have helped me in so many ways.  So, to thank all of you, we are giving away some of my all-time favorites!  Each book will have its own post, and you may enter for any or all of them.  To enter, simply comment and tell me why you would like to have this book.  :) 


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Grace Based Living by Crystal Lutton

When I first began questioning corporal punishment, the most important thing to me was finding out what the Bible really teaches about it.  I found the Arms of Love Family Fellowship site and read article after article after article.  It blew me away.   Crystal literally wrote the book on Grace Based Discipline.  Her teachings changed our lives in ways I would never have imagined.  Her book, Biblical Parenting, gave me a brand new paradigm for discipline.  Like many others who start off looking at parenting issues, I found that the grace of Jesus transforms all of our relationships.  Grace Based Living examines all of these, including marriage and parenting, from a foundation of Christ-based love, service and authority.  It is a life changing book in the best way.   Crystal is also a rabbi/pastor, and her ability to share Hebraic perspective has enriched my understanding of the Scriptures.  Along with all of this, she regularly serves as a Titus 2 woman to many, giving practical and loving help to other moms.  In the last few years, I have had the privilege of getting to know Crystal better, and seeing the wisdom, truth and mercy she shares has been incredible.  I want to be like her when I grow up.  :)  (And a PS--She makes lovely items for sale at Adorned by Crystal.)

You can win your choice of a Kindle version of Grace Based Living or an autographed copy!  To enter, leave a comment on this blog post telling why you would like to read it.  If you comment anonymously, please make sure that you either leave your email address (myemail at whatever dot com) or sign up for notifications for replies so that I can notify you if you win.  I will choose a random winner on February 5, 2014.  Also, please check out Crystal's website and FB pages--you will find some wonderful things there!

17 comments:

Amie said...

I'd like to read this because I still have trouble forming together my thoughts and explaining to others why we don't spank any longer. My parent mentors in this area really love Crystal Lutton.

Rebecca said...

I would love the kindle version of this. Always looking for gentle Christian resources. Thanks, Dulce.

Olivia said...

I'd love to read this because while spanking is rare in our house I'd like a better way.

Heather said...

I would love to read Crystal's book! I'm still under a year of no spanking & yelling. I'm doing well, but always looking for more to read & learn as I'm getting asked so many questions about this whole Gental/Peaceful/Grace-based parenting.

Amy said...

Want to read this, as we return to grace-based parenting, after abandoning it for a number of years.

Brenda K. said...

I'd love the autographed copy! I have the Kindle version, but an actual copy would be so wonderful to have around the house to share with friends.

Sondra said...

I have the Kindle version but I'd love to have a tangible copy to be able to loan out to friends.

Ingrid Wilsob said...

I'd love to read this book to help me think about changing some of our approaches to parenting. I have a long way to go but getting called to a gentler way.

Cindy said...

I would love to win this book because I have read Biblical Parenting by the same author and learned so much! I received this book just before traveling with our 5 children. I was determined that this would be a better trip than the last trip we had, when we had 3 children (we had botched it up a lot by many un-gentle parenting, especially towards our 2 year-old). Then we were traveling with 3 kids, this time we would be with 5. The night and day difference in our peace and calm, patience and overall happiness during the 2nd trip (while reading Biblical Parenting), was astounding! We had such a wonderful time, it was so worth it putting these lessons from Crystal Lutton into practice!

Jenn said...

I would love an autographed copy! This is the concept that I based the name of my Facebook page on (Pursuing Grace-Based Living)... I have an easier time reading actual books than ebooks and would find this one so useful!!

Andrea Davis said...

I would love to have this book (the actual book, as I don't have a Kindle) because I often find myself in discussions with people who insist that spanking is advocated in the Bible. I have heard great things about this author. :-)

Cindy said...

I am still new to this way of thinking and would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

muchomalgato said...

I am new to grace based parenting and would like more resources to help transform myself into the kind of parent that I want to be. Thanks!

Melinda said...

I would love to read this to confirm what I already have learn about grace-based parenting, and then to be able to share it with others! =)

Christi said...

I loved her book Biblical Parenting so I imagine this one is great, too!

aiketgate88@aol.com said...

I would love to read a copy of this.. I've heard about it on Gentle Christian Mothers, but never read it myself. :)

Rachel said...

Would love to read this. Trying to find some good gentle parenting resources.