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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:

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Pitchin' A Fit! by Israel & Brooke WayneThank you for your interest in reviewing Pitchin’ A Fit!. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

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.

Praise for Pitchin’ A Fit:

“I have known Israel and Brook Wayne and their children for many years. During that time I have had the joy of watching their family grow to now nine children. When it comes to parenting, they practice what they preach. Speaking from the perspective of a pastor, their children are some of the most well behaved children I’ve ever had the blessing of being with. They behave better, and pay attention in church, more than some adults I know. Biblically parenting their children isn’t something they just do, it’s who they are. I only wish I had their insights to parenting when I raised my own. It would have made things easier.”
—Richard Grom, Calvary Chapel Sunset Coast

Israel and Brooke WayneAbout the Authors:
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. The author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Questions God Asks and Questions Jesus Asks.

Israel, and his wife Brook, are homeschooling their nine children in SW Michigan. Since 1995, Israel has traveled the nation speaking on family, homeschooling, revival, discipleship, and cultural issues.

He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. Israel has been featured in national and international publications including TIME Magazine, The Arizona Republic, WORLD Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at numerous conferences, some with over 5,000 in attendance.

Israel serves as the Director of Family Renewal, LLC and is the Site Editor for ChristianWorldview.net (a Christian apologetics site).

Brooke Wayne has a desire to point parents to raise their children with a biblical worldview. Brook is a well-received author and conference speaker, as well as a full-time homeschooling mother. Together with her husband Israel Wayne they are raising their nine children and are founders of Family Renewal.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: Master Books
  • ISBN: 9780892217397
  • Page Count: 160

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  February 29 – March 6, 2016
  • Available Formats:  Paperback. .mobi ebook (Kindle), or .epub ebook (Nook, Apple iBooks)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog, Amazon.com, and MasterBooks.net.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Pitchin’ A Fit!. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity Book Cover Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity
Israel Wayne
Apologetics
New Leaf Press
May 2, 2015
188

Questions penetrate the heart and probe our deepest motives.

Jesus rarely answered questions He was asked, but instead turned the tables by asking a piercing question of His own. Questions Jesus Asks goes through a broad spectrum of these, dealing with issues like morality, suffering, humility, faith, and much more.

  • Explore the unique paradox of Jesus’ divinity and humanity
  • Be challenged by the questions Jesus asks each of us
  • Learn more about Jesus and find the answers to your own life’s questions.

John 17:3 tells us: “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” There is no higher purpose in life than the knowledge of God through His Son. Prepare to learn far more about God and the nature of Jesus than you thought was possible. Jesus asks penetrating questions that cut passed the pretense and reach the target of our hearts.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Questions Jesus Asks by Israel Wayne. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

Questions Jesus Asks could be a great discipleship tool or even a devotional.”
Reviewer: Josh Aguilar
Rating: 4 Stars

“Reading this book helped answer many questions I had.”
Reviewer: Jen Brown
Rating: 5 Stars

“There is some good information presented here for the person who is looking for a basic introduction to many of the topics that Wayne introduces, and the occasional bit of humor adds to the presentation.”
Reviewer: Karl Dumas
Rating: 4 Stars

“The questions that Jesus asked can move you from just “knowing another thing” about some facet of Christianity to realizing what it means for you. (And I think He knew that when He asked them.)”
Reviewer: Faith Farrell
Rating: 4 Stars

“It’s a different approach than the standard formula of defining a topic and then going to the text for answers. It strengthens the reader’s interest by using this approach.”
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard
Rating: 4 Stars

“The content is well organized, with a good flow; Wayne’s writing just made me want to keep reading… All in all, Questions Jesus Asks covers a wide range of topics, and it is an excellent book to read.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating:   Stars

“If you are looking for a book to further your arguments from the Scriptures and to provoke thought, then this is a helpful place to start.”
Reviewer: Melissa Merritt
Rating: 4 Stars

“Israel is able to put this information out there in clear terms for anyone to understand and he doesn’t only use his opinions but others as well. Questions Jesus Asks is a very well rounded, well researched, authoritative read.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“The chapters are short and accessible but not filled with fluff. I enjoyed this book and plan on using portions of it with my students this year.”
Reviewer: Jon Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“I’ve never seen a book on this topic before! I also like the stories Israel Wayne weaves in to make the questions really make sense. I definitely recommend this book!”
Reviewer: Heidi Smith
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will probe believers to dig deeper into scriptures and discover the answers found in God’s written Word.”
Reviewer: Andrew Smith
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you desire to study the questions of Jesus, this book is for you.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is not an exhaustive apologetic resource, but would be an excellent tool to use in family devotions, small groups, and Sunday school classes as a springboard for discussion. I would recommend that anyone who reads this books should check out the sources cited for additional reading, too, as Mr. Wayne is well-read, especially when it comes to Christian classics.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

“I believe Questions Jesus Asks would be an excellent choice for Bible studies, Sunday schools, and family devotions. Also, the fact it is divided into 20 short chapters, each between 6 and 10 pages long, makes it suitable for daily devotional reading as well.”
Reviewer: Marcia Wilwerding
Rating: 5 Stars

“Wayne writes in a humorous and engaging manner while at the same time letting the readers interact with the words of Jesus in each of the chapter. I highly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend this book to anyone who is new to the christian faith to read it. Pastors who are interested to grow their youth groups in doctrinal studies can also use this book as a platform to discuss about the points raised in each chapter.”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“You’ll find this book to be refreshing and monumental in your growth of faith in Jesus.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“I really enjoy Israel Wayne’s writing style, and the manner in which he presents his subject matter. Both Questions God Asks and Questions Jesus Asks are informative and interesting to read. I highly recommend them for middle school and up.”
Reviewer: Danika cooley
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book provides excellent insight, and new perspectives on familiar stories. I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Christy Lube
Rating: 5 Stars

“Israel is one smart cookie and he’s clearly put a ton of time and energy into the research that went into this book. This is a non-fiction book that I’ll actually pick up and read again, I’m sure it would make a great addition to any church library as well.”
Reviewer: Heidi Strawser
Rating: 5 Stars

“Overall this is a great read… It will provoke your thoughts and get you thinking.”
Reviewer: Jamie Beyersdorf
Rating: 5 Stars

“Jesus wants to guide us on a journey of discovery and Israel Wayne has provided a very thought-provoking way to embark by examining the Questions Jesus Asks. Now it’s up to us to ask for clarification, seek to understand and knock to open the door of wisdom.”
Reviewer: Doug Myers
Rating:4 Stars

“On the surface this book doesn’t appear to be a book on apologetics, but the basic question regarding the omniscience of Jesus is well handled in the introduction and the appendix. The author does a nice job of sorting out the Historic Christian views on the perplexing question of the divinity and humanity of Christ. Continuing in each of 20 chapters, a defense of historic Christian perspectives on very common questions regarding faith is competently handled.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 4 Stars

“…much meat here for the seasoned Christ follower to make this a book worth having on your shelves! Not only in the content of the chapters, but also in the introduction where he deals with the divinity/humanity of Christ, but also in the two appendices. Even these subjects are dealt with in an easy to understand way for non-biblical scholars.”
Reviewer: Evelyn Mae Raymond
Rating: 5 Stars

“In Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity, Israel Wayne looks at the mystery of the incarnate God with a biblical approach…”
Reviewer: Todd Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“He speaks on the level of the average person and makes everything really easy to understand. I sincerely enjoyed reading the book and learned a lot. I would recommend this book to others.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

Israel Wayne was a recent guest on The Shaun Tabatt Show. You can listen to Shaun and Israel’s discussion on Questions Jesus Asks below:

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Questions Jesus Asks by Israel Wayne. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

It’s time to start thinking about our August blog tours. First up is Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity by Israel Wayne (New Leaf Press, 2015). Israel was a recent guest on The Shaun Tabatt Show. You can listen to Shaun and Israel’s discussion on Questions Jesus Asks below:

Questions Jesus Asks by Israel WayneAbout The Book:
Jesus rarely answered questions He was asked, but instead turned the tables by asking a piercing question of His own. Questions Jesus Asks goes through a broad spectrum of these, dealing with issues like morality, suffering, humility, faith, and much more.

  • Explore the unique paradox of Jesus’ divinity and humanity
  • Be challenged by the questions Jesus asks each of us
  • Learn more about Jesus and find the answers to your own life’s questions.

John 17:3 tells us: “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” There is no higher purpose in life than the knowledge of God through His Son. Prepare to learn far more about God and the nature of Jesus than you thought was possible. Jesus asks penetrating questions that cut passed the pretense and reach the target of our hearts.

Israel WayneAbout Israel Wayne:
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. The author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview and Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Israel is the Director of Family Renewal, and site editor for ChristianWorldview.net. He is a homeschooled graduate, father of eight and author of the previous title, Questions God Asks, which was released in the Spring of 2014 by New Leaf Press.

Book Information:

  • New Leaf Press
  • ISBN:9780892217342
  • Page Count:  186

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: August 3-9, 2015
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only) & eBook (.mobi & .epub)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Questions Jesus Asks by Israel Wayne. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.