Monday, April 15, 2013

Lead Your Family Like Jesus Review, Blog Tour, Live Webcast Event & Giveaway


I have a new book to tell you about - Lead Your Family Like Jesus: Powerful Parenting Principles from the Creator of Families by Tricia Goyer, Phil Hodges and Ken Blanchard.  This book talks about aligning your four leadership domains - your heart, your head, your hands, and your habits.    When these areas are aligned, you can lead with joy! 

Some of the key points include - keep and eternal perspective, be humble, focus on God, discover what your family's mission is and take it on, say yes to the best and no to the rest, know the difference between a crisis and a bump in the road (or mountains and molehills as I like to say), make the most of the childrearing years, help kids succeed, inspire obedience and not rebellion, stay on track by staying close to Him, meet challenges by meeting with Him, and turn mistakes into opportunities through forgiveness and grace.

While we all have strengths and weaknesses this book has allowed me to realize that I really struggle with my habits.  It is much easier to stay on track of goals and missions if you are staying close to Him and meeting challenges face on by meeting with Him.  Now, this doesn't exactly mean - meet with Him and everything in your life will run smoothly.  I admittedly have let my time with God dwindle lately and have not been having consistent times with just Him and I.  And I know that this has played its part, making things more difficult for myself and those around me.  This book has served as a good reminder for me to press in to all that God has for me and my family!  Not only do I want my kids to have a heart for God but I want them to experience my heart for Him as well.

I am grateful to add this book to my parenting resources and you should too!

More about Lead Your Family Like Jesus:
Powerful Parenting Principles from the Creator of Families

(Focus on the Family/Tyndale) - Does your family need a five-star general at the helm?  A psychologist?  A referee?  Ken Blanchard, best-selling co-author of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus, points to a better role model: the Son of God.  Joined by veteran parents and authors Phil Hodges and Tricia Goyer, renowned business mentor Blanchard shows how every family member benefits when parents take the reins as servant-leaders.  Moms and dads will see themselves in a whole new light-as life-changers who get their example, strength, and joy from following Jesus at home.  This user-friendly book's practical principles and personal stories mark the path to a truly Christ-centered family, where integrity, love, grace, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness make all the difference. 

Meet the Authors: 

Bestselling author of more than 30 novels, nine nonfiction books, and more than three hundred articles for national publications; 2003 "Writer of the Year" at the Mount Hermon Christian Writer's Conference; popular blog writer, speaker, and radio host  

Learn more about Tricia at

Leadership expert and author of over 50 books, including the New York Times bestseller, The One-Minute Manager; cofounder of Lead Like Jesus; and coauthor of Lead Like Jesus; Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time 

Learn more about Ken at


A human resource and industrial relations manager in corporate America for 36 years with Xerox Corporation and U.S. Steel, co- founder of Lead Like Jesus; co-author of five books, including The Servant Leader and Leadership by the Book with Bill Hybels.

Learn more about Phil at

Would you like to read this book for yourself?  Go here to purchase a copy.  And please visit the complete blog tour here.  Keep reading to find out how you could win an iPad mini!

Celebrate the release of Lead Your Family Like Jesus with Tricia by entering her iPad Mini Giveaway and RSVPing for the Lead, Momma Lead LIVE Webcast Event (with MomLife Today's Tracey Eyster) on April 16th.


  One winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • A Tricia Goyer library 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 15th.  Winner will be announced at the "Lead, Momma Lead" Live Webcast Event on April 16th.  Connect with authors and everyday moms, Tricia Goyer and Tracey Eyster, for an evening of sharing and perspective-changing encouragement for leading your family.  Tricia and Tracey will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus and join Tricia and Tracey on the evening of April 16th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 16th!

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to Litfuse Publicity Group for allowing me to be a part of this tour and providing me with this book to facilitate my review.  All opinions expressed are my own. 

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