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Have you ever felt overwhelmed by feelings of guilt, fear, and confusion as a parent? I certainly have. That’s why, five years ago, I started out on a personal quest to discover what the wisdom of my ancestors – the Bible – had to say to parents like me. I went looking for little pieces of grandmotherly advice, but what I found was something much greater. As I read the Bible, I realised that what modern parents need most is not more advice, but a “big picture” – a framework for making sense of both life and parenthood.

I invite you to join me in stepping back from all the “shoulds and shouldn’ts” of modern parenting to consider the bigger questions.

What is the purpose of life and parenthood?

What are our human limitations?

How can we cope with our feelings of guilt and fear?

What are our family’s values, and how do we pass them on?

What is our family’s structure and place within the wider community?

Whether you are new to the Bible or have read it before, you will not regret taking the time to consider its message, which has given comfort and guidance to generations of parents just like you.

LISTEN to me talking about my book to Focus on the Family Australia here.


In Australia and NZ, the best way to buy a hard copy of my book is from The Wandering Bookseller, or Morning Star Publishing (who can offer bulk discounts to bookshops, schools, and churches), or Koorong.

For readers in other countries, the best way to buy my book is directly from the publisher, Wipf and Stock.

Big Picture Parents is also available worldwide on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats.