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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.

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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.

Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI Book Cover Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI
Jeff Kinley & Raymond Damadian
Master Books
October 1, 2015
240

One man’s search for truth on a personal journey of invention and faith!

Today, magnetic resonance imaging machines (MRIs) and similar technologies are saving lives in hospitals and clinics throughout the world. In 1969, this kind of technique was just an idea in the visionary mind of Dr. Raymond Damadian.

As a young boy, he watched his grandmother die painfully from breast cancer. Dr. Damadian would eventually decide on a career in medical research and pioneer this field of amazing research. Although in 1971 his concept of detecting tumors through magnetic resonance imaging was widely met with skepticism, he became the first researcher to do a full-body scan of a human being in 1977 in order to see if there was cancer present. His life has been an incredible journey of discovery helping you learn:

  • How his concept for cancer detection was inspired and developed
  • Why faith became an integral part of his work
  • Why he is a strong supporter of the creativity and freedom found in patents.

From resourcefully creating his discoveries on a shoestring budget to a battle with the business behemoth known as G.E., learn how the exciting development of this technology led him to a self examination of his life and faith. What driving force is at the heart of what can arguably be called one of the greatest minds in the past 50 years and how does faith play a crucial role in his work?

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI by Jeff Kinley and Raymond Damadian (Master Books, 2015).

“…this book will fascinate anyone with an interest in the human side of science. It will also appeal to those interested in the development of the MRI, as well as to those interested in the political side of science and the Nobel Prize. Finally, it is a breath of fresh air in a world where many oppose direct creation and where a vigorous and well-funded promotion of theistic evolution challenges those who hold creationist views. Recommended.”
Reviewer: Annie Kate Aarnoutse
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a fascinating story and a great story of God working through men and women and science to reveal all that He has done for us… This book is worth one’s time. May it turn may to praise our God and Savior.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler Jr.
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very interesting book that captures the faith of one man and his discoveries in the scientific and medical world.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 4 Stars

“…the central tale of scientific exploration and discovery definitely held my interest.”
Reviewer: David M. Hodges
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you have a great idea but are wondering if you are qualified for the job because of your qualifications and experiences, read it!”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 5 Stars

“..a worthwhile read for those interested in reconciling faith and science, which are often pitted against one another. My hat is off to you Dr. Damadian!”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 3 Stars

“What I found in this book was an interesting story of how God worked through a man, even without his knowing, to develop this incredible medical diagnostic tool… It would make a decent addition to a shelf of biographical works.”
Reviewer: Joseph Westbrook
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book tells it all as frankly as possible from the perspective of Damadian. Not everyone could have done what Damadian had achieved. That is the reason why he had that “gifted mind.” Great story!”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are discouraged or doubting that God can or will use you as a Christian in this day and world we live in I strongly urge you to read Gifted Mind and be encouraged that God has, can, and will always use people who fear Him and His Word and purpose to do His will, in their hearts no matter the cost or outcome. To God be the Glory!”
Reviewer: Harold Cameron
Rating: 5 Stars

Ready to Return: Bringing Back the Church's Lost Generation Book Cover Ready to Return: Bringing Back the Church's Lost Generation
Ken Ham
Master Books
September 7, 2015
210

Having grown up in church, an alarming percentage of people have now traded in the timeless beliefs of Scripture for a more comfortable, postmodern faith or secular worldview. They have waded so deep into the culture that the current has swept them away with the pluralism of biblical compromise and secular indoctrination. Ready to Return explores:

  • Why this is happening, and more importantly, what can be done about it to help bring back a godly generation
  • New persuasive research that clearly reveals shocking details about views on the Church and faith by people in their 20s, known as millennials
  • Conclusive evidence we cannot ignore, showing a lack of effective biblical apologetics in homes and churches, compromise with secular beliefs, secular education, and failures on the part of previous generations, contributes greatly to this dilemma.

Within these pages is more than just a clinical diagnosis of the Church's current condition and how we got here. It's a simple and powerful call to return to the Church's fundamental mission to reach the world!

If we are to bring back this lost generation, we need a proven strategy and willingness to present truth, a biblical battle plan, and spiritual soldiers.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Ready to Return: Bringing Back the Church’s Lost Generation by Ken Ham (Master Books, 2015).

“Ham’s book is a call to action and a timely one… This is a book I highly recommend for all believers, in particular elementary, middle school, and high school pastors, parents, and anyone who regularly engages with youth, small or ready to go off to college.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“Too often, we have thrown up our hands and said, “you just have to believe on faith” – as though there was neither apologetic or historical proof for the claims of Christianity. But there are, and our chief need is to learn them and learn how to present them to help our children grow up to be strong believers and – by God’s Grace – to bring back the church’s lost generation.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler Jr.
Rating: 4 Stars

“Much of the book focuses on the dire shape of the church in America. The authors view one of the key causes for the departure of many young adults from the life of the church as owing to the fact that many in the church have compromised the biblical teaching regarding creation. Churches either ignore the issues altogether or make allowances for the prevailing secular worldview in espousing an old earth or theistic evolution.”
Reviewer: Steven Dressen
Rating: 3 Stars

Ready to Return is filled with information on why people are leaving the church and how to bring them back… I recommend it to all parents, church leaders, and those who work with those in their twenties.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 4 Stars

“We need more leaders like Ken Ham and the like who fight for the biblical worldview with unwavering resolve. Praise God for raising more leaders to bring back our future generations.”
Reviewer: Don Haflich
Rating: 4 Stars

“The research is at once fascinating and heartbreaking. His assessments of why we are where we are seem spot on… This book is a fine resource!”
Reviewer: Jimmy Reagan
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a good wake-up call for teachers/pastors/parents that we need good solid Bible teaching to help our kids know Jesus, not flashy gimmicks and watered down theology.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 4 Stars

“During a time when more people are leaving churches that they have grown up in and post-modernism is increasing in popularity, this book couldn’t have been released as a better time… I definitely would recommend this book. My only regret is that I have not read Already Compromised and Already Gone – both referred to frequently in this book.”
Reviewer: Krista Rodriguez
Rating: 5 Stars

Ready to Return by Ken Ham is a great resource to wake the church up to the problem it is facing with this young generation leaving the church. While I do not necessarily agree with all of his points and his solutions, his heart for this generation is clear. The church must realize the issue we are facing and be willing to do something about it. Ken Ham is ready and he challenges the reader to be ready too.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 3 Stars

“This book is about bringing back the church’s lost generation, and I feel very strongly that this is something we “older” Christians must focus on.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

“The faithful must continue to be Word-centered. They cannot surrender this fight so easily. As long as they keep at it, there will come a time in which the young would become bored, disillusioned, or frustrated with the present world of plastic promises and come back to the solid Rock of Christ. It is only a matter of time before the younger generation grow up and realize the fundamental truths of the Bible. When that time comes, are we ready?”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 4 Stars

“…reading this book served as a potent reminder that as a Christian–and especially as a parent–I have a great deal of responsibility given to me. I trust that all reading this book will be both dismayed at the condition in which we now find ourselves and encouraged to take steps to correct our course, as a church and as a nation, before it is absolutely too late.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars