MbG Giveaway! Families Where Grace Is In Place

July 6, 2009 by MommyGirl  
Filed under Grace for Life, Learning, Reading Circle

We love giveaways — both the giving and getting of unexpected goodies. Our first MbG giveaway is Jeff VonVonderen’s great book, “Families Where Grace Is in Place.”

Here’s a mini-review of the book:

Families Where Grace Is in Place by Jeff VanVonderen.

This book jarred us both from the unbiblical errors and extra-biblical extremes that run rampant in our previous life. Most startling is VanVonderen’s rather matter-of-fact correction that the Bible doesn’t say that I’m supposed to make my husband love me, nor is he supposed to make me submit. I have my responsibility to submit, and he has his responsibility to love. That’s our division of labor, so to speak.

The same goes with parents and children. My responsibility to not provoke my sons to wrath is actually greater than their responsibility to obey/honor me. I can’t make them honor me, but I need to act honorably. VanVonderen was the first for me that made that very simple, mind-blowing point.

This book is great for refocusing our hearts on Christ and having that overflow of the Gospel impact our families — and I wish we could send everyone a copy! But since we can’t, we’re doing a drawing with lots of ways to be eligible to win.

Three ways to enter. . .

1. Comment on this thread (make sure the email address you put in is correct — it won’t show, though, when you comment.) Limit one entry by commenting.

2. Mention MbG and the giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, community forum or an email to friends. You have to comment again, to let us know that you did that. Limit five entries — one for each avenue.

3. If you already have the book, but want to win this one to give away, share something from the book that impacted you in the comments. Limit one entry.

The contest will close Saturday, July 11th, at 7 pm Eastern. The winner will be picked by random drawing. The winner will be emailed and announced here, and Amazon will deliver Families Where Grace Is in Place to your doorstep!

Families Where Grace Is in Place has provided much food for thought and conversation here at MbG, including the following threads. If you want to join the conversation, it’s easy to register at MbG.

Quotes from Grace-Based Parenting Books on Discipline
I need a grace filled parenting bootcamp. STAT.
How do you help your child really know that God loves them?
Heading down the Positive Discipline Journey
Why graceful parenting………
Needing Input: What Do I Do (to Help Children Obey)?
Hebrews 12 and Positive Discipline
Books and Your Theology

7/11/09: Comments closed! Thanks for helping make our first MbG giveaway a success! The winner will be announced soon!


42 Responses to “MbG Giveaway! Families Where Grace Is In Place”
  1. Alex says:

    Oh, me, me, me! Enter me once. =)

  2. Sheila says:

    I would love to win this book! Thanks!

  3. Joanna says:

    How fun!! And I mentioned it on my Facebook…

  4. Ruth says:

    Ooh, sounds good!

  5. Ashley says:

    Totally want this!
    Mentioned the giveaway on blog, Twitter and FB.

  6. Alex says:

    Linked the giveaway on fb and my barely existent blog. How fun, yay for MbG 2.0! =)

  7. LauraK says:

    One of my favorite books. Such a favorite I gave my copy away, so I would be psyched to win another copy :)

  8. Lois says:

    What a great idea! I’m off to mention it on Facebook.

  9. Lydia says:

    Ashley told me about this! Sounds great!

  10. We need this book. Our two-year-old says so!

  11. Jenny Howard says:

    Always love a good book to read.

  12. Rose Malcolm says:

    Would love to win this book, need a bit of refreshing in my life.

  13. Daniel griessel says:

    I believe in God’s grace and therefore the book interest me to see how God’ grace can be chanelled to my chlidren

  14. Donna says:

    Always looking for *grace* and encouragement to give it away…especially to our children.

  15. ToilingAnt says:

    Please add my name to the list– I can use all the Christ-centered parenting help I can get. :-)

  16. Susan says:

    It sounds like a great read – please sign me up! :)

  17. Stacy says:

    Oh I’ve been dying to get my hands on this book!

  18. julianne says:

    Would love to win! I’ve heard such good things about this book.

  19. Rebecca says:

    This has come highly recommended by one whose insight I cherish and trust. I would love to win :-)

  20. Michele says:

    Oh, count me in! I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this book for a long time. :)

  21. Rebecca says:

    mentioned you on my facebook profile as well

  22. Kristin says:

    How cool! I am posting this on facebook :)

  23. Holly Peterson says:

    Here’s my entry…. I would like to become a “grace place” parent!!

  24. Sarah M. says:

    would love to be entered!

  25. Nicole Dijkema says:

    Great idea! Please consider this my entry!


  26. Hannah Jo says:

    Me please! What fun!

  27. leslielv08 says:

    This contest sounds like so much fun!!!

  28. leslielv08 says:

    just tweeted! @leslielv08

  29. Ellie says:

    Sounds like a great book.

  30. I am going to blog about this right now now…I think that one think that stood out to me in the description is “My responsibility to not provoke my sons to wrath is actually greater than their responsibility to obey/honor me. I can’t make them honor me, but I need to act honorably. VanVonderen was the first for me that made that very simple, mind-blowing point.”

    My daughter and i are currently working on mending our relationship after several years of failed homeschooling and the bitterness that developed between us.

  31. I shared it on FaceBook as well. “Candace Daniels Prosser I think that so many of us could benefit from Jeff VonVonderen’s book. How often have we acted in haste instead of grace in the lives of our family and relationships. This is am opportunity to be entered to win a copy of the book, check it out.”

  32. I hate to seem greedy, but i do admit that grace is lacking and I think I could benefit from this book so…..Emails sent to all of my friends.

  33. Okay, I finally got my post written and posted to the blog after having to train my children. http://our6.wordpress.com/

  34. Blog post written.

  35. andrea says:

    would love a copy of this book.

  36. cheryl says:

    Me! Please enter me! :)

  37. Jon says:

    If I won this I would read it without my wife even beating me. I can say this safely because I never win anything.

  38. Jessica says:

    I read this book outloud to my husband as we were on a long drive a few years ago. I recommend it to everyone when discussing books about families/parenting/discipline. Specifically, this book helped me to realize I needed to respond with GRACE to my husband and children. I’m so hoping to win; I have the perfect friend to gift it to!

  39. Dawn says:

    I would love to win this book. I seem to be surrounded by people who insist the only way to parent is to demand instantaneous, unquestioning obedience from their children. I see children punished for being tired and hungry, or just little and overwhelmed and confused. A more Godly way to parent would be a welcome change.

  40. gagirl10 says:

    count me in… I would love to win this book.

  41. I’ve had this book in my Amazon cart for AGES. I would LOVE to win it!