Friday, August 6, 2021

the single parent: confident and successful - For All Parents & Grandparents

My other blog, Grandmas with Heart, is made up of a group of eight grandmas who are committed to handing down the faith to the grandchildren God has gifted to us and then sharing with other grandmas/grandpas/ parents how they may do the same. One of these grandmas is Linda Ranson Jacobs and two years ago her book was published by Bethany House. It is my delight today to let you know about this wonderful resource and source of encouragement. I do have to say, have tissues handy as this book is going to touch your heart in deep and powerful ways.

If you, or your grown child, is a single parent, then clearly Linda's book, the single parent: confident and successful, is an obvious "fit". But, if like me, you are not a single parent and neither are your grown children, do not think this book is not for you - or for them. It absolutely is. As I read this book I learned much about how I will be better able to confidently and successfully hand confident faith to my grandchildren - and grown children as well. I am very happy to recommend, the single parent: confident and successful, to all parents and grandparents.

the single parent: confident and successful
Author - Linda Ranson Jacobs
Publisher - BethanyHouse

Favorite Features -
  • Linda shares not only her own, "story", but her heart
  • True accounts from single parents bring the truths Linda shares to life
  • Each chapter ends with a, "Going Deeper" section with questions, Scripture and space to journal to help you think through and apply what you are learning
  • Solid truth and encouragement for single parents and all parents/grandparents
  • It is filled with truth which is usable and will make a difference in our lives and the lives of the generations who follow
BethanyHouse says; "Whether you became a single parent through divorce, death, adoption, or some other situation, you've probably wondered what the future holds for you and your children. Will you be able to provide the emotional, financial, and spiritual support your family needs?

The Single Parent
 will encourage you in your journey and help avert problems before they arise. It is filled with wise counsel, biblical truth, and real-life stories--the author's own as well as those of the many single moms and dads who have come across her path through the years. It will help you bolster your abilities in such areas as

· improving your child's behavior
· negotiating boundaries
· graciously seeking and accepting help from others
· trusting God in the process


God cares for the single parent and will provide for you and your children. Let this book give you the tools you need as you walk with Him in this journey."

Powerful, eye-opening, encouraging, wise, practical; I could go on, but all of these words accurately describe the single parent: confident and successfulThis is absolutely a book you will want to read, and take to heart, whether you are a single parent/grandparent, or not. I love how Linda wove Bible truth throughout each chapter and showed how God cares about single parents by sharing true accounts from the Bible about single parents.

As I read the single parent: confident and successful, God used Linda's words to encourage and challenge me as I hand confident faith to my grandsons - even though I am not a single parent or grandparent. I was deeply touched - did I mention be sure to keep tissues handy??? - and feel more equipped to hand confident faith to my grandsons and grown children as well.

In the single parent: confident and successfulLinda wrote about Loneliness, Developing a Healthy Single Family, Behavior and Discipline Issues, Supporting Your Children When You Have Them Part Time, Learning to Accept Other People Into Your Child's Life, Living Faith in Desperate Times, Reaching Out and Being Vulnerable, Glorifying God in Single-Parent Life, How to Cope with Irritations, Learning to Depend on God's Timing, Modeling Biblical Principles for Children and Serving Our Lord. As you are able to see from just the titles of the chapters, this book is solid, needed and for any and all parents/grandparents. Get a copy and read it today . . . and gift additional copies to your grown children who are parents - single or not.

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