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Martin Luther Book Cover Martin Luther
Christian Biographies for Young Readers
Simonetta Carr
Biography
Reformation Heritage Books
October 25, 2016
Hardcover
32

Five hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther wrote ninety-five questions, hoping to start a discussion about sin and repentance at the University of Wittenberg in Germany. In a few months those questions had stirred the nation; a few years later, the continent. Today we know that those questions changed the course of both the Western church and world history. In this volume for children, Simonetta Carr tells the compelling story of this father of the Protestant Reformation, tracing his quest for peace with God, his lifelong heroic stand for God’s truth, and his family life and numerous accomplishments. The Reformer’s greatest accomplishment, she writes, “has been his uncompromising emphasis on the free promise of the gospel.”

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Simonetta Carr’s new book Martin Luther from the amazing Christian Biographies for Young Readers series.

“Simonetta’s books are so well crafted that it’s delightful to simply hold them and explore the texture and artistry within and without. Still, it is what Simonetta has captured amongst her precise and enlightening writing that is fascinating for all ages.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 5 Stars

“All in all, I really liked this book. I really appreciated that she does not make Luther come across as a hero to be worshiped but rather as a man, saved by God’s grace and not his own merit, who was used by God to bring people to a correct knowledge of the Gospel and to point them to the Word of God as the only authority.”
Reviewer: Sarah Lambert
Rating: 5 Stars

“Simonetta Carr’s Christian Biographies for Young Readers: Martin Luther is an excellent resource for teaching children about a key contributor of the Protestant Reformation and is a great conversation starter on what is truly means to be a Christian, justified by faith in Christ alone.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

“We are told our stories matter. Yet so often, it is the current day stories we share, forgetting to delve back into our history. Our church history is particularly important to share for it is the way by which our our children learn about heroes of the faith and hold onto biblical truths. Simonetta Carr writes about such heroes in a way that is sure to draw in, and keep, the attention of children…. This is a hard covered book with pages beautifully printed making this a wonderful book to gift to any child or school library.”
Reviewer: Joanne Viola
Rating: 5 Stars

“Whether you know absolutely nothing about Luther and this is your first introduction, or whether this is the tenth book you’ve read on the man and it simply serves as a reminder in a beautifully illustrated way for you to teach your children or others about him… I would encourage you to get yourself a copy of this book, as well as the other 10 volumes in the series. You won’t be disappointed.”
Reviewer: Zack Ford
Rating: 5 Stars

“For a 64-page children’s biography, the detail is excellent and, more importantly, accurate… In all, I highly recommend not only Martin Luther but the entire series.”
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard
Rating: 5 Stars

“I enjoy this book’s approach to exploring both well- and lesser-known information about Luther and his story. I’m delighted to add Martin Luther to our collection of Christian Biographies for Young Readers.”
Reviewer: Ann Hibbard
Rating: 4 Stars

“I’ve reviewed some of the biographies in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series, and this is another great addition. These books make important figures in church history very accessible to young readers. I also appreciate the author’s honesty about their failings, such as Luther’s anti-semitic writings, briefly mentioned in “Did You Know?”. We should honor the saints of old but recognize that they were fallible human beings in need of a Savior, too… I highly recommend Martin Luther and the whole series.”
Reviewer: Persis Lorenti
Rating: 5 Stars

“These biographies are wonderfully done. I have had the opportunity to review two prior to this one and as usual, they do not disappoint! They are filled with just enough information to promote a good biographical sketch for the young reader.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 5 Stars

“Long after my grandchildren are grown, I’ll still be reading this series of Christian Biographies For Young Readers… a good addition to any homeschooler’s library.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

“Simonetta Carr’s series of biographies is a hard set to define. The books are aimed at children, but they are informative and utterly unique… Grab this one, or any of them, and you will be greatly pleased.
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 5 Stars

“Whether you are looking for a gift for a child, seeking a volume for homeschool history, or simply building your library, this volume is worth purchasing. It is historically accurate, delightfully illustrated, with an appropriately critical tone. It represents both a celebration of the recovery of the gospel with a recognition of the pervasiveness of human sin, even among our heroes. Reformation Heritage Books should be applauded for continuing the series and publishing excellent children’s volumes like this one.”
Reviewer: Andrew Spencer
Rating: 5 Stars

“I wish I had read more biographies when I was a kid. Actually, I wish I had read more, period. As a Christian parent, I want my kids to learn about my faith, and I pray that one day they will embrace it as their own. By sharing these biographies with them, they learn not only from my example, but from the examples of believers throughout history.”
Reviewer: Andrew Wencl
Rating: 5 Stars

“In short with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation quickly approaching, there is no better book out there to introduce children to Martin Luther, a crucial figure not just in the history of the church, but in world history as well.”
Reviewer: Steve Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

“As we look toward celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, this book provides a great launching point. I recommend this book as a great addition to the reading libraries of families, churches, and schools alike.”
Reviewer: Suzanne Jackson
Rating: 5 Stars

” I implore you, dear readers, buy this and all books in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series. Give your children the gift of a life well lived.”
Reviewer: Cheryl Stansberry
Rating: 5 Stars

“Children deserve to be exposed to the idea that people can be admirable in some respects but not in others.) Young female readers will appreciate Carr’s explanations of how much Luther came to love and depend on his wife Katie, and what a strong woman she was in her own right. My daughter and I give Carr’s Martin Luther five stars!”
Reviewer: Emily Varner
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book (on Martin Luther) is another in Simonetta Carr’s carefully researched, well vetted / written / produced series “Christian Biographies for Young Readers”. It displays the same meticulous research, helpful photos and drawings, and excellent production values found in the other volumes of this series.”
Reviewer: Douglas Wallace
Rating: 5 Stars

“Soul work begins with the faith that Martin Luther came to know, as revealed in Scripture alone, and this book does a masterful job of introducing him.”
Reviewer: Joshua Waulk
Rating: 5 Stars

“Carr humanizes Martin Luther… His life was a large and dramatic one. It is easy to forget that in the midst of that he was a father, husband, and teacher. Simonetta Carr brings that Luther to life.”
Reviewer: Coralie Cowan
Rating: 5 Stars

“One of the things that most surprised and delighted me about the book was how many facts and tid-bits were new to me… She managed to write a book that is both accessible to new readers and engaging for those who are already familiar with her subject. I give this book high marks on all counts and now I’m itching to get my hands on the rest of the series!”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a great book for both children and parents alike. It’s accurate, reliable and interesting. This is a great tool not only to introduce your child to Church History but also provides teachable moments to have meaningful conversations about the gospel and theology… This would be great to read next Reformation Day in October, but might also make a spectacular Christmas gift next week!”
Reviewer: Kevin Thompson
Rating: 5 Stars

Martin Luther by Simonetta Carr is the perfect combination of biography, history, heritage, and good art. This is a book that I would definitely recommend for children. It would compliment a homeschooling history curriculum quite nicely or work as a nice gift for children who appreciate a well written and well illustrated book. I would also recommend this book as a nice addition to any church library that wants to add a section helping children to better understand the Protestant heritage.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 5 Stars

Martin Luther is an engaging biography that is sure to encourage many as they rejoice in the Biblical truth that Luther discovered… I pray that the faith of all who read this book will be strengthened as they, like Luther, rest in the salvation that comes through Christ’s perfect life and death in our place.”
Reviewer: Elizabeth Hankins
Rating: 5 Stars

“I hope that this work goes forward and makes an impact in the lives of the young people who read it… I gladly give this work 5 out of 5 stars. If you know nothing about Martin Luther and would like the “Cliff Notes” version check this work out.”
Reviewer: Paul Horne
Rating: 5 Stars

“Simonetta has done a great job bringing Luther to life and I was so appreciative that the great Reformation narrative at the center of Luther’s life wasn’t lost here. To see this tormented monk transformed by the good news of the Gospel and to see him stand firm to reform the Church was exciting to read, and exciting to share with my children. As we read this book, my children could clearly see the need for reformation, and could clearly appreciate that it was God who brought “darkness out of light.””
Reviewer: Alex Houston
Rating: 5 Stars

“What a gift Carr has given parents in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers. This series is invaluable for parents who wish to teach their children about these great men and women of God who have shaped the spread of the gospel across the years.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Mcllwain
Rating: 5 Stars

“…a valuable tool for use in introducing children to a deeper knowledge of Christian heritage”
Reviewer: Becky Miller
Rating: 5 Stars

“I am always on the look out for well written biographies for my children and this volume on Martin Luther, and the entire series, is one that I have come to trust and love. Whole families will benefit from reading the biography on Luther together. I highly recommend this book along with the entire series.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found this book to be very enjoyable and worthwhile because of what I learned about Luther that I did not already know. The benefits of these young reader editions is that the author & editor leave no page unturned in the biographies of these spiritual giants.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“Luther’s story is a compelling one, and Simonetta Carr has done an admirable job of presenting it to older children. The illustrations are very strong in this book…”
Reviewer: James Korsmo
Rating: 4 Stars

Where to Buy:
Martin Luther is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Christ All Sufficient: An Exposition of Colossians Book Cover Christ All Sufficient: An Exposition of Colossians
Brian G. Hedges
Shepherd Press
September 30, 2016
176

A thousand schemes and to-do lists may threaten to enslave you, but Christ died to free you from them, and he is enough.

Paul’s letter to the Colossians is short, but it delivers a roundhouse kick to religion as it reveals the complete and inexhaustible sufficiency of Jesus Christ. Jesus really is everything we need! Paul reveled in the good news that had captured his heart. He never got over it and never moved beyond it. He knew that no one could advance beyond the essential message of the crucified, risen, and exalted Christ. And he didn’t want anyone to retreat from it.

Who should read this book?

  • Pastors, seminary students, Sunday school teachers, and small group leaders who want a Christ-focused, gospel-rich study of Colossians
  • Anyone weary of the hard yoke of legalism or the empty promises of man-made religion
  • Anyone thirsty for the simple, life-transforming truth that all we need is found in Christ alone

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Christ All Sufficient: An Exposition of Colossians by Brian G. Hedges.

“This is a great commentary on Colossians. I truly hope Brian Hedges tackles other Pauline texts as I truly enjoyed his exegesis of the text. He has provided the perfect balance of devotional thoughts and sound theological insight. If you are searching for a commentary on the book of Colossians, I highly recommend you look no further than Brian Hedges’ excellent effort. You will not be disappointed and you will most importantly grow in your knowledge of how Christ is truly all sufficient.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“Brian Hedges’ book gives the reader an excellent look into some of the deeper, richer meanings of what the Spirit spoke through the apostle.”
Reviewer: Stuart Brogden
Rating: 5 Stars

“Hedges commentary is very readable… It is a commentary I find very commendable.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 4 Stars

“Hedges leaves no room for formulaic approaches or legalistic methodologies for sanctification. The gospel, from start to finish, is an integral component of Hedges’ understanding of the Christian life and that shines through his writing in every respect.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 5 Stars

Christ All Sufficient is an exposition on the book of Colossians. It would be a great resource for the next time I read through the book of Colossians – to have it side by side and consider what another author thought and wrote.”
Reviewer: Cindy Cook
Rating: 4 Stars

“I believe there is a great need for more resources like the one Hedges has provided here. There is in this exposition a laser focus on the text, which as I noted is rare to find in commentaries.”
Reviewer: Steven Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

“He has accomplished what he set out to do in his exposition of Colossians.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 4 Stars

Christ All Sufficient provides clarity on the meaning of Colossians, but goes even further by providing challenging application, as well. This makes the book more than a resource for teachers of the Word, but not less than that. ”
Reviewer: Suzanne Jackson
Rating: 5 Stars

“What I enjoyed most about Christ All Sufficient was Hedges’ balance of presenting the great commentary while remaining relatable and easy-to-understand. This is not a commentary meant only for theologians or pastors who are well steeped in systematic theology. Hedges does an excellent job of discussing relevant theological issues such as the Colossian heresy concisely and wisely for the reader who has not received training or done in-depth study on New Testament or historical theology. He is very thorough in taking each phrase of each verse and presenting readers with relevant instruction and explanation.”
Reviewer: Chrys Jones
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend Christ All Sufficient as a resource for studying the book of Colossians. Whether you are preparing for a sermon series, Sunday School class, small group, or personal study Christ All Sufficient is a great resource.”
Reviewer: Zach Kendrick
Rating: 5 Stars

“I really enjoyed this commentary. I know when I read through Colossians again, I will consider reading this book along with it.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“Pastors will find this a good addition to their libraries because it will offer a practical balance to technical, scholarly works. I personally benefited from it and wish I had it in my library while I was preaching through the book of Colossians.”
Reviewer: Bill Mazey
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are looking for a highly readable and theologically rich commentary on Colossians, Christ All Sufficient is definitely worth a look. ”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 4 Stars

” This would be the perfect gift for a seminary student. It does teach you a great deal about the text, in a clear and simple format and it isn’t heavily involved. It is concise, straight forward and to the point.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a pleasure, and it is a pleasure to be savored.”
Reviewer: Rebecca Ray
Rating: 5 Stars

“I have read Hedges before and like his earlier works this one does not disappoint. I can’t wait to reread this with a few other commentaries as I work through Paul’s letter to the Colossians in my long-term study time. Thank you for a great book.”
Reviewer: Jon Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“In about 156 pages, it is rich piece of literature – one that reminds us to rejoice in our gift of salvation, and challenges us to be fruitful, growing and serving as light-bearers of Christ in this world.”
Reviewer: Krista Rodriguez
Rating: 5 Stars

“Simply put, if you are looking for a tool that is both theological and practical for your Bible study, consider picking up Christ All Sufficient by Brian G. Hedges.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would recommend this to those that want to study Colossians, bible study, book groups and those that are in missions work or the ministry.”
Reviewer: Deb Stanhope
Rating: 4 Stars

“The book is very readable, from a decidedly evangelical viewpoint, and will be a very helpful aid for future lesson and messages from the Book of Colossians.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering preaching or teaching through Colossians. Even if you’re just planning on reading through the letter, Hedges book will bring out great insights you probably would have missed without doing an in-depth study.”
Reviewer: Andrew Wencl
Rating: 5 Stars

“You’ll find this to be a joy to read & study as you walk through Colossians for devotion or for teaching. Let’s hope there is more to come from Brian Hedges in regards to commentaries.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“This commentary would be a very helpful addition to the library of any preacher, Bible teacher or diligent student of the Bible.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Christ All Sufficient is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Living in the Light: Money, Sex and Power by John PiperThank you for your interest in reviewing Living in the Light. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Whether we’re rich or poor, married or single, in a position of great influence or not—all of us face temptation in the areas of money, sex and power. They are the dangerous opportunities of our time—opportunities to destroy our own souls, or to experience the true joy of using them for God’s glory. John Piper shows us that when we have the blazing glory of Christ at the center of our spiritual solar system, the planets of money, sex and power find their true and beautiful orbits.

This book is for every Christian and will help you to wake up to the all-satisfying glory of God, and discover what you were made for.

Table of Contents:

Introduction
1. Definitions and Foundations
2. The Pleasure-Destroying Dangers of Sex
3. The Wealth-Destroying Dangers of Money
4. The Self-Destroying Dangers of Power
5. Deliverance: The Return of the Sun to the Center
6. Deployment: The New Orbits for Money, Sex, and Power
Conclusion

Praise for Living in the Light:

“This new book is timely and deserves careful consideration by every Christian. It is a theologically rich, biblically faithful exploration of potential stumbling blocks to enjoying God: sex, money, and power. In these pages you will discover not only the spiritual danger of setting your hope in the things of this world but how, as Christians, we can understand sex, money, and power in ways that display God’s glory.”
-R. Albert Mohler, Jr

“If you do not daily wrestle with temptations in the areas of money, sex, or power, it is only because you have surrendered to these temptations. Every Christian must confront our common pull to make idols in these areas. In this book, John Piper equips us to fight temptation by firing up our affections for the glory of God in Jesus Christ. He wisely shows us not only what to avoid, but how to rightly enjoy money, sex, and power as part of a life conformed to Christ through the gospel. I expect to give this book to many friends and fellow combatants in this spiritual war.”
-Russell Moore

John PiperAbout the Author:
John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God Ministries and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: The Good Book Company
  • ISBN: 9781784980511
  • Page Count: 160

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  May 3-8, 2016
  • Available Formats:  Hardcover (Continental US Only), .mobi ebook (Kindle), and .epub ebook (Nook, Apple iBooks)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Living in the Light. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Pitchin' A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting Book Cover Pitchin' A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting
Israel & Brook Wayne
New Leaf Press
March 4, 2016
Paperback
160

ANGER DESTROYS FAMILIES. You don’t have to let it destroy yours.

Parenting comes with stresses that can make the most laid-back among us feel irritable, frustrated, and angry. Even parents who sincerely love their children sometimes use the wrong methods of anger and frustration in an attempt to control their children. But angry parenting doesn’t just weaken relationships between parents and their children; it can, over time, destroy them. Few parents set out to become yelling meanies who no longer enjoy their children. Yet many feel stuck, unable to pull themselves out of their ugly habits. This book:

  • Provides practical and biblical solutions to get to the other side of the issue
  • Gives hope and freedom from the tyranny of stressed-out and angry parenting
  • Offers solutions that are ideal for any family.

If anger is in your home even in small ways this book is for you. It is time to replace that anger with something more powerful: patience and peace. Israel and Brook share candidly from their experience as parents.

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers are sharing their thoughts on Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting by Israel & Brook Wayne (New Leaf Press, 2016).

Listen to an exclusive interview with Israel and Brook on The Shaun Tabatt Show.

For more author interviews, visit ShaunTabatt.com.

Excerpts from the reviews will be added below as they become available.

“The personal experiences, sound biblical insight, and helpful points to ponder provided by Israel and Brook Wayne in this book will be a bounty of help to parents. Take the insights they have to heart, add them to your parenting tool chest, and I am convinced that while the stress may not subside, your approach to stress will, leading to fewer episodes of angry parenting.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend every parent obtain a copy of this book. Through the pages of this book, God has certainly spoken to my heart on the topics of anger, stress, fear, frustration, irritability, patience, and affirmation in a way that I have not experienced before. I am thankful that Israel and Brook are willing to faithfully and uncompromisingly stand on the sure foundation to discuss the topics in this book: and that sure foundation is God’s Word. With God all things are possible, even overcoming angry and stressed-out parenting!”
Reviewer: Michael Brown
Rating: 5 Stars

“The book is a very good compendium of advice and examination. The authors write in a user-friendly and conversational style that isn’t intimidating or condemning, but instead, reminds you that they are parents in the thick of the battle against their own pride and selfish desires that lead to angry words and feelings.”
Reviewer: Rebecca Ray
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this book to any and all parents, but especially those who struggle with yelling, who have anger issues, or who feel stressed out frequently. It has a lot of great insights and is written in a way that made me feel like I was sitting down to have coffee or tea with a veteran parent who understands me, has “been there,” and who is passing on some of their great wisdom.”
Reviewer: Shalynne Addison
Rating: 5 Stars

“Have you ever been in the position where you as the parent have made the ill decision to lose your temper on your child? Okay if you are, which 99.99% of parents have, you can use this book. Even if you don’t raise your voice, you can use this book. Don’t be fooled that being angry is just yelling. It can be more internal and you don’t realize it!”
Reviewer: Via Bella
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you’re struggling with angry, stressed-out parenting, I highly recommend Israel and Brook Wayne’s book, Pitchin’ A Fit!.”
Reviewer: Danika Cooley
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is written candidly, as the authors share their own experiences with anger, but also with hope as it provides practical and biblical solutions to stop yourself from angry parenting. If you’re struggling with angry parenting-even in just small ways-I encourage you try this book.”
Reviewer: Meghan Lombardo
Rating: 5 Stars

“I’m two chapters in and I have two pages of notes. Quotes I’ve written down, questions I want to discuss, and points I think are important to remember.”
Reviewer: Ticia Messing
Rating: 5 Stars

“I appreciated the lack of flowery language. No rehashing or cliché fillers. I appreciated the directness and moving on. Some of it will apply, some of it won’t. But you won’t have to sit through thick, belabored points or irrelevant stories before you get to what does apply.”
Reviewer: Michele Newman
Rating: 5 Stars

“There is hope for the stressed-out, angry mom. I know you don’t want stress and anger to drive you, your home, or your parenting. After reading through Pitchin’ a Fit, I truly believe that this book and it’s contents can be a game-changer in families. In my family. In your family. True peace and patience is possible.”
Reviewer: Amanda Pelser
Rating: 5 Stars

“t is not an easy fix, nothing worth anything is ever easy. But, it is a simple solution. It all comes back to Jesus Christ. And, that’s what I love about this parenting book!”
Reviewer: Clarissa West
Rating: 5 Stars

“Even if you are not a parent, you will gain much from this honest approach to stress, its causes and its results if left unchecked… this book will pinpoint some areas that all of us, no matter how experienced we are as parents, need to examine in our own parenting “skills.””
Reviewer: Todd Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“I encourage all parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone else who has children in their care to read this little book with an open mind and a prayerful heart. It is never too late to begin afresh in the grace of God. So much damage in our homes and future homes could be averted if we would only take counsel from God’s word.”
Reviewer: Marcia Wilwerding
Rating: 5 Stars

“…even non-Christians would benefit from this book as it has practical examples of how to instill responsibility in children, how to apologize to your children, etc. I recommend this book for everyone!”
Reviewer: Marjolaine Belley
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are a Christian parent with young children, you need this book! ”
Reviewer: Kimberly Charron
Rating: 4 Stars

“I wish this book were around when we were first starting to raise our kids. If you want a renewed perspective for your parenting, don’t even wait, order a copy now, it’s that good.”
Reviewer: Annette Economides
Rating: 5 Stars

“In Pitchin’ A Fit, you will learn to recognize your triggers to having a fit. You will learn ways to deal with things before you get to the fit…”
Reviewer: Betty Eisenhour
Rating: 5 Stars

“Raising godly kids is hard work, but God gives us His strength each day and He will help us overcome the issues that keep us from being the kind of parent we were made to be. Pitchin a Fit by Israel and Brook Wayne is one book that God can use to help us in this area.”
Reviewer: Cheri Gamble
Rating: 5 Stars

“There is so much more practical truth to unpack from this book. And the scripture used throughout the pages of this book is alive and actively changing my view of myself, my husband, my children, and others.”
Reviewer: Anne Marie Gosnell
Rating: 5 Stars

“For me personally, I am a single mom of 5 kids, so I tend to get a little stressed out and impatient at times, which ca lead to some angry parenting, even on small scales. This book helped me realize where I was going wrong and how a few tweaks can put an end to so many of the struggles I was having with my kids. Do I still have power struggles, sure, but not nearly like I was having or on the same level. I easily can recommend this book to help out parents in need!”
Reviewer: Jennifer Greene
Rating: 5 Stars

“What I took most from this book (which I knew, but it definitely confirmed in my heart that I have work to do!), is that though I do need to continuously work on my children and discipline in my home, I have MUCH more work to do on my own habits and heart.”
Reviewer: Tracy Lambert
Rating: 5 Stars

“Even if you are like me and have been striving in this area for a long time, reading all the books and praying all the prayers, Pitchin’ a Fit gives some unique perspectives and practical approaches that are worth looking into.”
Reviewer: Tauna Meyer
Rating: 5 Stars

“In Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting Israel and Brook Wayne, Christian authors and speakers, discuss the corrosive effects of anger in the home. Their book addresses both practical methods for change, such as recognizing and avoiding the types of circumstances that tend to trigger anger, as well as the spiritual dimension of fleeing a life of wrath.”
Reviewer: Anna Mussmann
Rating: 4 Stars

“I cannot recommend this book heartedly enough. It is relational, it is Scriptural, it is confrontational in the best way. A book that creates a desire to mortify sin and glorify God in all things is a very good thing indeed, and this is just what Pitchin’ A Fit does for the parent struggling with the sin of anger.”
Reviewer: Cheryl Stansberry
Rating: 5 Stars

“I think this is a book that every single parent should read. It is easy to read, down to earth, honest, right on your level, and will help you feel encouraged and not alone in this journey.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a very good choice for moms who don’t have a lot of time to read but are looking for an actionable plan for overcoming angry parenting.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Thorson
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this book to any parent. It’s too important of an issue for parents not to address. Our children learn how to react to life and others through us, if as parents we leave a legacy of anger it will bear poisonous fruit in the lives of our children.”
Reviewer: Steven Dressen
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a good and practical book for any parent.”
Reviewer: Sherry Legan
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book wholeheartedly for Christian parents dealing with anger issues of their own, or for parents trying to find help for anger in their children. By helping identify root causes of anger, a parent will be in a position to better help her children (or herself) overcome the problems by addressing them properly.”
Reviewer: Malia Russell
Rating: 4 Stars

“I cannot recommend this book enough and it is going to be the first I tell people about now when they ask for books on parenting.”
Reviewer: Melissa Williamson
Rating: 5 Stars

“The reader will walk away equipped to identify issues that lead to anger and create a more harmonious environment for their families.”
Reviewer: April Nourse
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book has helped our family with 4 children. They are all different personalities and with outside pressures and expectations anger is bound to present itself. ”
Reviewer: Julie Smith
Rating: 5 stars

“Israel Wayne, in conjunction with his wife, Brook, has once again put out a tremendous volume that is practical, relatable, and convicting… I would gladly recommend this book to all who are parents or those thinking about becoming parents.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

“By first looking at anger, the Waynes guide their readers to see where it fits rightly, or not, into our lives as well as helping figure out what triggers it in our own lives.”
Review: Michele Pleasants
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

Pitchin' A Fit! by Israel & Brooke Wayne Buy Now:

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Steven A. hein
New Reformation Publications
June 18, 2015
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his book offers a radically different perspective from that of many best-selling authors concerning how the Christian should measure and evaluate travel along God’s path of righteousness. It will endeavor to persuade the reader that by feeding regularly on the Gospel in the Preached Word and The Supper, God promises to have His way with the Christian and He alone will accomplish all that is needed for life in Him to be complete. He is not waiting or requiring you to do anything first (during or after) to provide you with every blessing of the Gospel.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on The Christian Life: Cross or Glory? by Steven A. Hein.

“For the reader who simply wants a deeper understanding of how Lutherans think this book is a great resource. For those who desire to make sense of the Christian life (with all of its complexities) this book is invaluable.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 4 Stars

“I think it offers a nice (albeit different) perspective on sanctification–one needed in an age of much confusion.”
Reviewer: Daniel Pandolph
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found this book to be edifying and educational.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“I enjoyed this book. Hein writes in a way that it is easy for the average person to read and understand.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

“Hein’s book is a masterful presentation of Luther’s understanding of the life of the cross — the reality of the Christian life on earth.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler Jr.
Rating: 3 Stars

“If you already have an understanding of living the Christian life and want to grow deeper in your development then this may be the book for you to read. The author does have the experience and documentation to explain the Christian life.”
Reviewer: Melinda Dean
Rating: 3 Stars

“…recommended if interested in understanding this particular strain of Lutheran thought.”
Reviewer: Douglas Wallace
Rating: 3 Stars

“I encountered some important points to consider in my own faith…”
Reviewer: Joseph Westbrook
Rating: 3 Stars

“Which word best describes the Christian life in the here and now? Cross or glory? This is the question that Dr. Steven Hein is answering in this book.”
Reviewer: Ben Wilson
Rating: 3 Stars

“There are some very good thoughts and implications in this book, but chances are readers won’t agree with Hein on every stance. Yet, the book is worth exploring.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 3 Stars

“Dr. Hein is an engaging writer. I enjoyed perusing this book, especially because he based his arguments on Scripture.”
Reviewer: Steve Bricker
Rating: 5 Stars

“A great resource that is foundational, challenging, and engaging. I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars