Stephen and Alex Kendrick, the famed Christian movie directors who brought you films like “Facing the Giants,” “Fireproof” and “Courageous,” are back with a new project — a book called “The Love Dare for Parents.” Described as a 40-day challenge to assist parents in guiding their children in the Christian faith, the text will certainly capture the attention of individuals looking to reach their kids with Biblical teachings.
This is a follow-up to the original “Love Dare,” a 40-day devotional intended to help repair and strengthen marriages. The popular book accompanied the movie “Fireproof,” a feature film that the Kendrick brothers produced surrounding this very same subject.
Now, the same Christian principles that were at the center of their matrimony efforts are being offered up, once again, to help improve family connections and the faith of the nation’s youth.
“With 10 kids between us, Alex and I are in the thick of parenting,” Stephen said in a press release announcing the new text. “We’ve pulled tremendous insight from God’s word and issue a challenge to parents across the country to join us on a 40-day journey to pour out God’s love on their kids; to win their children’s hearts and keep them long term; to train them to live for God; and to instill a strong legacy.”
The new project will provide parents with the ability to educate their kids about the Christian faith and it will, according to a news release, “win their children’s hearts and keep them long term.” “The Love Dare for Parents” provides readers with 40 ways to show their kids God’s love.
But it seems the book has something for parents as well. While it’s intention is to equip adults to make a lasting impact on their sons and daughters, the advice and guidance will also seemingly refine parents’ own understanding.
From teaching the importance of complimenting one’s children to helping people reflect on the importance of molding young hearts and minds, “The Love Dare for Parents” seems to be a natural book for people of faith to consume.
“Children are also given to us to help us personally mature as parents. They teach us how to stop being so selfish and to give sacrificially,” a portion of the book reads. “They pull us out of our comfort zones and stretch our abilities. . . . They expose our pride and deepen our humility. They help us learn to love more willingly.”
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