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Trade Paperback
224 pages
Sep 2005
Baker Publishing

Five-Star Families: Moving Yours from Good to Great

by Carol Kuykendall

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When it comes to raising a great family, it helps to find a mentor who’s walked in your shoes. In her newest book, Five-Star Families, Carol Kuykendall offers you a blueprint for bringing up kids in a culture bent on tearing families apart. She shares how parents’ positive influence can create a generation that will twinkle like stars in the universe.

What is a five-star family? Kuykendall lives out her theory that what matters most are five qualities: love, fun, loyalty, growth, and faith. She invites readers to explore each topic with her, using personal examples from her own family and a host of others. As the mom of three adult children and a new grandmom, Kuykendall has seen the process of family-making come full circle.

Her easy-to-read style fits right into the hectic pace of busy parents. She writes, “The process of becoming a five-star family happens in the midst of maneuvering our way through the bumps in our lives.” She shows how investing in relationships and taking deliberate steps to create memories will build a resilient family that will bond through thick and thin.

The book is perfect for small groups. Each chapter ends with questions that serve as creative springboards for discussion. As a director and mentor mom for MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers), Kuykendall is in a unique position to impact thousands of homes. Her book is pure delight to read, always pointing to God as the true creator and builder of families that shine. – Heather Lynn Ivester, Christian Book

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Shape your family with the qualities that will make it shine

Before children entered your life, did you dream about the kind of family you wanted? And have those lofty dreams come crashing down somewhere between managing chaotic schedules and refereeing sibling squabbles?

As a mom, you have lots of dreams for your family--and the influence to make them come true! But it's hard to balance the widening gap between dreams and reality, so Five-Star Families will help you focus on the five qualities that matter most: love, fun, loyalty, growth, and faith. With real-life examples, Scripture references, and practical yet fun advice, Carol Kuykendall will show you how to express and experience each of these qualities to the fullest. Her powerful insight and thought-provoking questions will inspire you to become a family who wants to be together, grow together, and stay together--a family who will shine from one generation to the next!