Lead Your Family Like Jesus Review and Giveaway

by Jennifer Sikora

My family is my most important accomplishment I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. Growing up, my mom had a lot of mental issues, so my childhood was not a happy or stable one.

Growing up that way made me vow that when I was an adult and had children, I would do my absolute best to raise my kids to be happy and healthy adults. Thanks to God, He has definitely shown me how to be a wonderful parent.

Now, I can also thank this amazing book by Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges, and Tricia Goyer — Lead Your Family Like Jesus, as another tool that has helped me to raise my children.

About the book:

Does your family need a five-star general at the helm? A psychologist? A referee? Ken Blanchard, best-selling co-author of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus, points to a better role model: the Son of God. Joined by veteran parents and authors Phil Hodges and Tricia Goyer, renowned business mentor Blanchard shows how every family member benefits when parents take the reins as servant-leaders. Moms and dads will see themselves in a whole new light—as life-changers who get their example, strength, and joy from following Jesus at home. This user-friendly book’s practical principles and personal stories mark the path to a truly Christ-centered family, where integrity, love, grace, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness make all the difference.

Get a preview of the book here.

I truly love books that make me want to be a better parent. This is one of those books that does that. The authors put in a lot of great sound advice, personal testimonies of their own parenting issues, principles to follow that will help and challenge you, as well as Scriptures to encourage and push you into that role of being a “servant leader”.

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What is your best parenting tip?

This post is part of a promotional campaign with Tyndale House Publishers. All opinions listed are our own.

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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Deanna April 16, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Remember that every family and child is different!


2 Christina Marie April 16, 2013 at 3:12 pm

My best parenting tip is to stick to a daily routine. Children thrive in a stable routine. Thanks for the giveaway!


3 Amanda April 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm

My best parenting tip is prayer and to not be afraid to say “I don’t know what to do” and reach out to someone seasoned for advice :)


4 Chandelle April 16, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I’m expecting my first baby next month and my hubby and I are constantly talking about how to parent Biblically. This book sounds like it would be a great resource for us! Thanks for sharing it!


5 chelsea April 16, 2013 at 11:51 pm

My best tip is to always make your kids feel safe, secure and loved no matter what


6 Terra Heck April 17, 2013 at 4:32 am

Listen, really listen, when your children speak to you. You might learn something important. Thanks.


7 LaVonne April 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

Prayer is my best tip. Parents usually have no idea what they are doing. Parenting is hard. Rely on God.


8 Cheryl L Stansberry April 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Best parenting tip? Read the Word and apply the Scriptures to all of life.


9 Rachel Gordon April 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm

My parenting tip is take a genuine interest in what your child likes to do and spend time doing that activity with them. Just be with them.


10 coley r April 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm

lean on Him and PRAY PRAY PRAY


11 Kathy Hutchins April 18, 2013 at 8:00 am

My advice from raising 4 boys is to always listen to your children, when they dont mind you(discipline them) and I dont mean abuse them, u spare the rod u spoil your child and they wont ever respect u,if u dont do what u say.Get involved with your kids inevery way and teach your kids about God and take them to Sunday school,always remember your children come first in your life next to God, when your kids are old enough teach them responsibility by giving them chores, its very important to be a good role model because your children learn what they live, your words arent as effective as your actions,tell your kids you love them and show them by being there always for them without being judgemental or expecting them to be like you.


12 Cassandra Eastman April 19, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Mine is not to always tell children what to do, but show them with our actions. They follow our example much more than anything we could ever tell them with out words!


13 Wayne Lecoy April 20, 2013 at 5:27 am

Please enter me in your giveaway.
It would be great to win a copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus
by Ken Blanchard,Phil Hodges,and Tricia Goyer.
In response to your question of What is your best parenting tip?
My parenting tip is take a genuine interest in what your child likes to do and spend time doing that activity with them. It’s also very important to listen to your children and trust them to make the right choices in their lives.
Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!


14 Charlene S April 20, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Give a lot of hugs.


15 shannon Baas April 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

follow your instincts.


16 EMMA L HORTON April 23, 2013 at 10:52 am



17 Elizabeth April 24, 2013 at 10:45 am

Pray, pray and pray. Reach out to the One who has the answers.


18 Jennifer Short April 24, 2013 at 10:48 am

No two children are the same and each has to be dealt with differently.


19 Karen Johnson April 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

Prayer. Let them see you pray. Let them have chores. Play with them. Listen. Be involved with their education.


20 Jay April 24, 2013 at 10:57 am

My tip is to start each day in prayer…I pray daily for wisdom in parenting my girls.


21 Karla Meachem April 24, 2013 at 11:55 am

Give grace…and speak words of LIFE!!!


22 Michele April 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Make sure that your children know they can come to you about anything at all. Even when parenting gets tough, never give up on them. Show each of your children the same love an affection.


23 Kelly R. April 25, 2013 at 7:56 am

Make sure that your children know that they are loved no matter what.


24 Jorgee Johnson April 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

I have to remember as an adult child to give my parents grace


25 kamoons April 25, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I believe your children need to know you’ll love them no matter what they do, nothing can change it. Your love is always there.


26 Stephanie Larison April 26, 2013 at 4:49 am

Don’t be pressured into doing a certain type of parenting style. What works for another family isn’t always going to work for you the same way. Do what you feel is best for your own family.


27 susan smoaks April 26, 2013 at 9:13 pm

expect the unexpected is my best parenting tip!


28 Samantha D April 26, 2013 at 10:34 pm

My best tip is to CHILL.
Calm parenting is always better

Samantha D
dull2000 at cox dot net


29 Jessica T April 26, 2013 at 11:44 pm

No isn’t always the right answer


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