Lead Your Family Like Jesus

Lead Your Family Like Jesus www.terilynneunderwood.com


I live a very real, very ordinary life.  There is always laundry to wash and meals to cook. Twenty-four hours never seems like quite enough.  And some days it feels like all I’m doing is spinning my wheels.  Everything I wash will have to be rewashed.  Every meal I cook will be eaten and another one will be needed within a few hours.  Dishes fill the sink as fast as I can get them washed and put into cabinets.  Beds need making, bathrooms need cleaning … and before I know it, the whole day has been filled with tasks that are temporary.

Over the past few months, my heart has longed for more, for something that will last.

I’ve been listening and dreaming.  I’m learning to pay attention, to focus on the beautiful ordinary.

Lead Your Family Like Jesus came to me at just the right time.  It was as if Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges, and Tricia Goyer were speaking truth and grace into my heart.  Quotes like the one above nestled into my mind and whispered encouragement.  As I read each chapter I found myself nodding and underlining and writing in the margins.

Each of these authors has “been there, done that.”  They’ve learned some hard lessons about leading a family and they graciously pour out their own experiences to invite others to join them in leading families like Jesus.   I also love all the personal stories interjected into the book.  Women and men who share how they seek to lead in their homes like Jesus … honest about the struggles and humble in the successes.

This book is not a how to guide, though.  There’s no list to check off or steps to follow.  Rather, it’s an invitation to learn more about Jesus and then apply what you learn in your home.    I can’t think of one family who wouldn’t benefit from the principles in this book.    I imagine it will be added to the list of books I love to give to others, in fact as wedding season approaches, this might just be the best gift a newly married couple could receive.

What great book have you read recently?

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{I received a free advance copy of this book for the purpose of review.  However, the opinions are entirely my own.  Affiliate links included in this post.}

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