This book is a softcover with 192 pages. This book explains that despite a perfect storm of hostile forces that threaten to deny children a healthy, happy childhood, courageous parents and teachers can turn the tide. Yes, we can reclaim childhood, says Johann Christoph Arnold, whose books have helped more than a million readers through the challenges of education and family life. In Their Name Is Today, he highlights drastic changes in the way our society treats children. But he also brings together the voices of dedicated parents and educators who are finding creative ways to give children the time and space they need to grow. Cutting through the noise of conflicting opinions, Arnold takes us to the heart of education and parenting by defending every child’s right to the joy and wonder of childhood.
“If you want to glean insights into how to raise and influence children to be more compassionate and considerate, more courageous and confident, more independent, secure, and unselfish; if you want your children to be more loving and joy-filled, then get reading!” —excerpt from Mark K. Shriver’s Foreword (President of Save the Children Action Network)
As a parent I can feel like I am being too hard on my kids and sometimes I can feel like I am not being hard enough. I don’t think that there is just one way to parent because every child is different. We as parents are just trying to figure out the best way to help them in life. Sometimes we will get it wrong and sometimes we will get it right. What I am trying to say is I don’t think that there is any one right way to be a parent but I think it is important to learn how to be the best parents we can be. I was happy to receive this book “Their Name Is Today” by Johann Christoph Arnold for review. I was a little nervous at first when I was reading it because I wasn’t sure I would agree with everything I read and I wasn’t sure I was ready to hear some things I might be doing that was not the best for my kids. I know though that it can never hurt to be reminded or to learn better ways to help me be the best mom I can be. So I began to read it. After I started reading it I did feel the guilt of not doing everything I knew deep down I needed to be doing with my girls. This in turn though has given me a chance to sit down and be reminded of the precious ones that God has entrusted me to take care of and help guide in this life. It is not that I didn’t already cherish my girls because I love them more than I can describe. I have however let life take over at times and not spent enough quality time just listening to everything that was going on in their imaginative world. This book is a great reminder that we as parents and as teachers can work together to help our kids grow up to be great adults by putting in effort with love and by trying to be understanding through the child’s perspective. That doesn’t mean a perfect adult or a rich adult. It means an adult that knows how to care for others, love others and respect others. It reminded me that even if I only put a little effort in showing our kids and other kids they matter that they will remember that when they are older and it does make a difference. LOVE is truly the ANSWER!
Here is some insight on Johann Christoph Arnold who is the author of this book. He was born in Great Britain in 1940 to German refugees. He spent his boyhood years in South America. He immigrated to the US in 1955. He and his wife have eight children, forty-four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Johann is a noted speaker and writer on marriage, parenting, and end-of-life issues. Arnold is a senior pastor of the Bruderhof, a movement of Christian communities. Arnold and his wife Verena have counseled thousands of families and individuals for the past forty years. He has also served as an advisor at several innovative private schools. His message has been shaped by encounters with great peacemakers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, Cėsar Chavez, and John Paul II.
Acclaim for the author:
“A much-needed message not only for South Africa, but for the whole world.” -Nelson Mandela, on Why Forgive (one of Arnold’s books)
“In this book we find a message needed today in every part of the world.” -Mother Teresa, from her forword to Sex, God, & Marriage (one of Arnold’s books)
“Written in a way that is easy to grasp…indeed, very beautifully.” – Pope Benedict XVI, on A Little Child Shall Lead Them (one of Arnold’s books)
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