New Hope Publishers
Within these pages you will find a wide collection of information, encouragement, and training tips for putting your children on the path to living out God’s will in their lives. Beginning with the thought of how you are a missionary within your own home, Soul Shaping uses real-life situations to meditate on such subjects as explaining death to a toddler; modeling good characteristics for your child’s Christian development; Jesus mother Mary and her parenting skills; adoption, frustration, and uniting a family; tough love; and quite a bit more. Provocative, valuable discussions aptly close this book: “The Prayers of a Kingdom Minded Mother;” and, “Five Simple Ways to Expose Your Children to God’s Missions Field.”
Prolific author and founder of Kingdom Heart Ministries, Kimberly Sowell opens her heart, her family, and her expertise to fill this book with motivating, good advice for seeding practical Christianity in your children. Aimed at mothers, I am sure fathers will find much help as well. Soul Shaping makes a good devotional, has a how-to quality, and generates ideas for further parenting skills. Each chapter uses a little story drawn from Sowell’s own experience to present a Scripture-based discussion about a particular area of parenting. Many activity ideas are included. A closing prayer and reflection questions add further value to each chapter. Although it is addressed to individuals, Bible classes will find the format works well for an ongoing study unit. – Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Moms need more time. Whether it’s more time to sleep, more time to clean, more time to work, more time to spend with the kids, or more time for themselves, there’s never enough time in the day. While no one can add extra time to an already hectic schedule, there is a way to make that time more valuable.
In Soul Shaping, Kimberly Sowell provides short devotionals for moms that address motherhood from a different angle, helping moms not only to grow spiritually but also to be proactive in preparing their children to fulfill God’s great purposes for their lives.
This devotional will inspire and challenge missions-minded mothers to nurture a love for Jesus and a devotion to the kingdom of God in their children. Using tender stories of a child’s heart to hilarious child-rearing moments only a mother can appreciate, each devotional offers a godly perspective on the many challenges of preparing children to adopt a lifestyle of living out God’s purpose for their lives.