Book Review

Books that we have read and reviewed

How to Guarantee your Child will go to Heaven

How to Guarantee Your children Will go to heaven

How to Guarantee Your children Will go to heaven

How to Guarantee Your CHILDREN Will Go to Heaven by Jamar Haynes Lee  is one book which I have read in bid to broaden my understanding on how to guide my kids on their spiritual walk. I have been constantly seeking ways on learning how to improve my kids spiritual education and picked up a few tips from this book by Lee.

In his book he explains the reasons why parents have been failing.  Many of them do not introduce the WORD to their kids on a daily basis. The limited interaction the kids have with the scripture makes it more difficult for them to understand and seek GOD.

When you give children the Word daily, you give them God daily, and trust me; they need God daily.

It is important to live by the WORD and be the one as the parent to show how the scriptures can be part of everyday life. This will help to keep them grounded and away from the temptation of evil.  The lackadaisical attitude that adults have been having towards developing spiritual awareness and guidance of our youth have led to more and more social ills.

We need to be good examples to our kids so they can follow and imitate our behavior and be in GOD’s favor.

We should be able to say what Paul said, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV).

We need to let the child take the rein and show us his learning. He needs to read the bible for himself and explain his understanding of the scriptures to be able to reflect on the message that is being transmitted.  We need to train our kids and not just preach to them.  It takes a discipline parent to incorporate the love of GOD in their child.  It also takes time for the child to get to know and be able to communicate with GOD as we are currently doing.

We are given all the tools that we need to be able to guide our kids in their spiritual walk.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. —Psalm 1:1–3 (NKJV)

Lee mentions in his book that parents play a very important role in guiding their kids towards living Godly lives. Their actions and choices that they make on behalf of their kids help to give their kids the proper directions in life.  Whatever you do as a parent impacts on the lives of your child.

He shares with his readers 9 principles which will help to guide them as parents.

  1. Commit Each Child to God
  2. Holiness Lived infront of Them
  3. Instruct and Train your Child in the way they should Go
  4. Love and esteem your spouse properly
  5. Declare your Child’s Future
  6. Receive resources on Marriage and  Family regularly
  7. Esteem and love your Child Properly
  8. Never let your child stay under Ungodly Influence

 

My thoughts

  I could really relate to what LEE was saying in his book. We need to make cautious effort as a parent in help to develop our kids spiritual life. Putting emphasis on  teaching our kids how to create  a relationship with GOD has equal weightage to teaching our kids about what they need to learn academically.

I personally am focusing a lot on my personal walk with GOD and hope to be able to guide the kids in their walk too. Being a Single Parent  without external help it has been difficult balancing all the different role together with keeping sane.  The dynamics in the family has been quite unbalanced due to the inability of the kids father to properly play his part in their lives. However not all has been lost in ensuring that they are other ways that the kids can get proper spiritual guidance through the church that we are currently attending.

Reading the book gave me more clarity on how I am to continue guiding the kids on their spiritual walk and how to focus on my spiritual goals too.

You can purchase a copy of this book from  Lee’s Website.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review. All opinions are 100% mine

Familypreneur- The Six Key Steps to Raising your Little Entrepreneurs

FamilyPreneur- The Six Key Steps to Raising Your Little Entreperneurs

FamilyPreneur- The Six Key Steps to Raising Your Little Entreperneurs

 

Familypreneur- The Six Key Steps to Raising Your Little Entreperneurs by Jean Pierre Rukebesha is one of the books that I have been reading. Based on the current global economic conditions for our kids to be able to survive and do well in their adult life would require them to have some enterprising genes so they can create their own opportunity to earn a living. Corporate jobs are getting far and few and salary from these jobs are not rising fast enough to keep up with inflation. There are no iron rice bowl jobs anymore where one can stay on for their whole live till retirement.

If one can connect their business to the kids education it will help ease them into the Entrepreneurial mode.  Many parents focus too much on the educational development of the child and neglect introducing them to their business from young. Jean gives many case studies in her book  that explain how  some entrepreneurial companies thrive while the others go belly up when passed down to the 2nd generation. This is because many of the children did not cultivate the love and passion for the business which their parents had.  Not all kids are cut out to follow in their parents footsteps however as seen in the case study on Thomas Edison. Only 2 out of his 6 kids became inventors. 

To be considered as a person who has entrepreneurial spirit he has to exhibit the following characteristics

  • Tenacity
  • Passion
  • Tolerance of Ambugity
  • Vision
  • Self belief
  • Rule-Breaking Attitude
  • Resourcefulness

It all starts from young. If the parent is able to role model the entrepreneurial behavior there is a higher chance that the child will follow after their foot steps and ensure the continuity of the family business. This is because the child is more aware of this option as a career. Parents have to actively introduce the ideal of business to the child and get them involved  through identifying their passions and supporting them. Artistic talent that your child may have may be incorporated into your business through getting them to help design signs or even posters for your company. 

Your child has to understand what you are doing, why you are doing it and how your business has impacted your life and his.  This can be very beneficial to you in your business succession planning. 

My thoughts 

It is extremely cool for parents to include their kids in their business and give them the liberty to explore their talents and passions. I’ve seen many family businesses close down as the pioneers to the company force the leadership down to the parents and refuse to let go of the reins at the same time.  The parent has to actively involve their child/children in their business so that they are able to discover the goals and values of hard work.

Understand the nature of the business that you are in why you are doing it while at the same time educating them on it will help in their overall holistic development. It also widens up their perspective about  what having a job entails together while bonding with you at the same time. 

I personally have considered starting up my own business in this current poor global economy and have read this book I have a clearer idea of how to get my kids involved fully in my passions and business en devours. Even though they may or may not take over what I am doing in time to come it still will help in their character development and make them better adults in the future.

Do get a copy of the book Familypreneur- The Six Key Steps to Raising Your Little Entreperneurs by Jean Pierre Rukebesha if you like me would like to raise your kids as entrepreneurs. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.