I have always enjoyed Gary Thomas’ books and despite not having read Sacred Parenting, I have read a couple of his others. When I saw that he was releasing a devotional geared towards parents called Devotions for Sacred Parenting, I knew this would be something I am interested in reading. It seems that people no longer ask me what it feels like to be a parent and yet some days I feel like I am lost when it comes to the situations I face.
There is no feeling like being a parent and I am thankful that there is an excellent devotional for us. I know that there are others, but this new one is one of the few that I own. Thomas’ writing is easy to read and the pages have a nice weight to them and are a glossy finish. There is even a ribbon to keep place to make sure that we do not repeat ourselves after the loss of sleep that we encounter.
Like most devotionals, this will not replace a deep study of parenting. Instead, it is good for a daily conversation starter with your spouse as each day will require about four minutes of reading. After that you are not limited in the time you can spend as Thomas has a couple of questions at the end of each day to help spur the conversation along. While you could do these on your own, it is helpful to discuss them with your spouse, if that situation applies to you.
I would say that the devotions are not geared towards any one particular age group of parents as I could see these being beneficial for every stage of life. Overall, I like the book and would recommend it to anyone that wants some light reading over coffee or before falling asleep every night.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. The words above are my own and have not been influenced in any way by the author or publisher except for the written manuscript.