Being a parent in the modern world is tough. We are often overwhelmed with fear about damaging our children, guilt about our imperfections, and confusion about our role. Harriet Connor knows these feelings well. But hers is not just another parenting book full of “shoulds and shouldn’ts” to make you feel worse. Rather, she invites you to step back and consider the bigger picture:
What is the purpose of life and parenthood?
What are our human limitations?
How can we cope with our 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?
When she was desperate for answers, Harriet Connor turned to the ancient wisdom of her ancestors – the Bible. She went looking for little pieces of grandmotherly advice, but what she found was a grand vision – a big picture – that made sense of both life and parenthood.
Whether you are new to the Bible or have read it before, you will not regret taking time to reflect on its message, which has given comfort and guidance to generations of parents just like you.
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For readers 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.
Readers in the UK can buy my book from Eden.co.uk.
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.