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The Christian Parenting Handbook: 50 Heart-Based Strategies for All the Stages of Your Child’s Life: By Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN Book Review and GIVEAWAY


In The Christian Parenting Handbook, Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller has written an excellence resource to guide parents in the different stages of their children lives. The book focused on teaching and applying fifty heart principles that are Biblical based. Some of the chapters are: Consistency is Overrated, Build Internal Motivation, Consequences Aren’t the Only Answer, Envision a Positive Future, Teamwork….Individual at Their Best, It Takes Two to Argue, but Only One to Stop, Discipline Kid Separately for Siblings Conflict, To Spank or Not to Spank, The Value of Grandparents, and much more.


Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller pointed out that when if we only use internal motivation to much. It only makes our children do what their supposed to in order to obtain a reward. For example, “If you get your homework done, you can do out and play.” “If you clean your room, you can watch a video.” (Page 5). This approach teaches children to ask themselves, “What do I gain by doing what is required of me?” As parents, we have to remember that we have to think long term and lead our children until mature caring adults. They also specified that, “rewards shouldn’t be abandoned, but should instead be used to encourage the heart. Use them sparingly, because rewards often lose their effectiveness over time, requiring that you increase the reward to get the same result.” (Page 8). We have to teach our children that doing what is right and required is worth it.


Another wonderful life changing parenting tact included in the book was not always punishing your child by throwing out a consequence for a wrong behavior. When a child acts out, it’s imperative to let the child re-practice doing the right thing where they are learn the correct way. This teaches children how they are expected to behave and how they are required to speak to their parents and others. I personally believe this one would greatly impact families and children if parents would be intentional about having children re-practice and learn from their negative responses and actions.


When the opportunity to review and promote The Christian Parenting Handbook, I gladly wanted to be a member of the Launch Team. I will admit that the principles presented in this book I haven’t experienced firsthand. I’m 23 years old and I’m not married or a parent yet (hopefully, I will be both one day). This means that I’m not in the main target audience of this book. I ultimately read this book where I could learn from other parents who have been where I one day will be. I firmly believe that learning from other parent’s victories and struggles immensely helps other parents to become better fathers and mothers. I know reading a book is only the first step and the real challenge comes in the everyday life of raising children. This book taught me a lot of information and parenting strategies that I didn’t know. And I’m positive the authors have written something that will benefit you in your parenting, as well.


One of the chapters that influenced me was, “Identify Character Qualities to Address Problems”. The authors suggested that parents write down the bad behaviors they see their child committing and what occurred. Afterwards, parents need to write down the character qualities that their children are missing or not displaying. Then, it’s vital to focus on the positive qualities, you are wanting to see in your child. Ex: “compassion, determination, obedience, honor, attentiveness, patience, gracefulness, and self-discipline” (Page 15-16). The author also stated that parents need to affirm and express thankfulness when their child demonstrated great character qualities. This point will guide parents in making sure they are bringing up a child in the way and desires of the Lord.


Another chapter that I loved was, “Teach Kids to be Solvers Instead of Whiners”. This one talked about the dreadful whines and complains from our kids. I know adults who still haven’t learnt this lesson. I know when I have kids this is something most parents at some point might have to deal with. The authors described that it’s imperative to impart in our kids that if they want a drink, or a snack, or help finding something that they must not demand it in a whiny voice. One method would be by using the word please followed by their request. Eventually, you want to teach children to be less depend on you and more capable of being responsible. By teaching children to be proactive in finding a solution to their current predicament, this helps children to learn that complaining won’t benefit them in getting their way.


I would recommend this magnificent life changing Christian parenting handbook to any expecting parents, parents, people hoping to one day be parents, and even grandparents. By reading this book, it revealed me a lot of areas that I have very little clue on how to be an effective parent. While I was reading the book, I even wrote down critical notes and points to remind myself on how to be a better father to my future children. I also plan on rereading this book with my future wife whenever we’re expecting our first child. And I’m sure we will be rereading it again at times when we’re unsure of what to do in our parenting. This isn’t a book to be read just one time. The reader should read it multiple times to gain the knowledge and to enact the suggestions discussed. This book has the impact and potential to change homes and your children’s hearts. If you’re looking for a brilliant book on parenting, then this one is the one you need to get and apply to your life!


“I received an advance PDF file of this book for free from the authors, Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller for this review”.


Make sure you join in on the celebration of the book being released during the launch week, April 29- May 5.



Buy The Christian Parenting Handbook between April 29 and May 5 and get a package of free resources valued at more than $400.00. You can learn more on our website about the 8 items contained in the Bonus Parenting Package. In addition, you can get The Christian Parenting Handbook Companion Guide (This is a workbook with audio clips that will help you apply the material in The Christian Parenting Handbook.) for free if you purchase 5 copies or more of the book.




The book is currently sold out and on backorder on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM (Books A Million), CBD, Parable, and Family Christian. Backorders won’t count for the free gifts. If you want to get in on the $400 special gifts you have to order the book during the week of April 29-May 5.


The book is still available on Biblical Parenting website and they have decided to offer the book at a 25% discount. The book is only $12.74 during this week only.



To purchase a copy of the book, check it below:


To claim your premium, simply forward your purchase confirmation
to and we will email you your special product code for the $400.00 package. If you purchased 5 or more copies of the book, we'll send you the PDF version of the Companion Guide as well as the audio package.


Here is the 8 awesome things you will receive:

The Christian Parenting Handbook electronic versions for iPad, Kindle, Nook or any mobile device ($29.97)

Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes, in You and Your Kids Lesson #1 Complete Package including Lesson 1 on Video, MP3, Study Guide, and Children's Lesson. ($59.95)

Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes, in You and Your Kids Lesson #2 Complete Package including Lesson 2 on Video, MP3, Study Guide, and Children's Lesson. ($59.95)

Teach Kids to Listen and Follow Instructions on Video, Workbook, MP3, Study Guide, and Children's Lesson. ($59.95)

Correction Ideas that Touch the Heart on Video, Workbook, MP3, Study Guide, and Children's Lesson. ($59.95)

Addressing Bad Attitudes in Kids on Video, Workbook, MP3, Study Guide, and Children’s Lesson. ($59.95)

Everyday Parents CAN Raise Extraordinary Kids Session #1 on Video, MP3, Study Guide, and Children's Lesson. ($59.95)

How to Use The Christian Parenting Handbook 30-minute Video ($24.95)


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The authors is generously letting me give away 5 individuals prizes to celebrate and help parents grow into the parents God has intended them to be.



Here is the details of the prizes:

The Honor Multi-Media Package  
($59.95 value)

Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes, in You and Your Kids Lesson 1 Complete Package: Includes Lesson 1 on Video, as an MP3, includes Study Guide pages, and the Kids Honor Club Children’s Program.  Honor is a biblical concept that changes the way people think and the way they treat others. Honor is a relationship term and teaching honor in the family equips children with the relational tools they'll need for the rest of their lives. This package gives you instructions for both parents and children so that honor can transform the culture in your home.

Set of 5 Parenting Shifts ebooks  ($49.95 value)

The Parenting Shifts Series gives specific parenting advice for that particular age group. A team of experts, working together with Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN, have collaborated to bring you the best in a heart-based approach to parenting at any age. Wherever you are in your parenting journey these books will help you move forward with confidence and effectiveness.
Set includes:

            • The Baby Adventure (Birth to 12 Months)
            • Toddlers on the Move (Ages 12-36 Months)
            • Preschool Explorers (Ages 3-5)
            • Elementary Foundations (Ages 5-8)
            • Cultivating Responsibility (Ages 9-12)  


Biblical Parenting University Online Parenting Course  
($99.95 value)

This online class will give you the practical tools to develop more responsibility and cooperation in your home.  Parents often comment that giving instructions to their children is the greatest source of conflict in family life.  Nagging and angry episodes on the part of parents and kids result when children don't cooperate.  In this class you'll learn how to adjust your own action point to teach your kids when you mean business.  You'll also learn a five step instruction routine that teaches children the skills they'll need to follow instructions for the rest of their lives.  This class is excellent for teachers as well as parents.  You'll learn how to use rules in your family to teach convictions and values.  If you're looking for a place to start, this is a great class that will help you change significant dynamics in your family using positive strategies. 

Access to this class allows you to come and go at your convenience.  It's resident on the Internet so you can view segments whenever you're online.  The 4-hour class is broken into 4 lessons, each with 10-12 five-minute segments.  View one segment at a time, or any number of them as you have time.

Disciplemaking at Home ebook
($16.99 value)

Parents have a job to do - pass the faith on to their kids.  This book will show you how.  Parents are the primary spiritual and moral trainers of their children and much of the everyday work of family life is the classroom where children learn.


The Christian Parenting Companion Guide (includes print copy of The Christian Parenting Handbook)
($49.95 value)

The Companion Guide is a workbook of 50 lessons along with 50 audio tips to take you through The Christian Parenting Handbook step by step.  Each lesson contains advice from Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller in a 5 minute audio tip and then offers teaching, an assignment, a Bible verse, and a prayer to help you apply each idea or strategy in your family.  

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Faith out of the comfort zone. Definitely want my kids to have a heart for God even in the midst of trials.

BTW, your blog site keeps trying to open up pop-up windows and redirect to "spam sites."


faithfulness, compassion, joy in all things, honor


I hope to pass down my faith, joy in all things, honesty, and compassion.


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