Oh what a wonderful book! Being a parent is hard. Keeping your child’s heart is even harder when they are involved in the World too much. This is a heart changing book about a parent’s effort to teach and engage their children’s hearts to God’s truth and His plan for them.
I can’t imagine taking off on a trip like this…but I can see how it would tie the heart strings of family members together.
Product Review: Road to Redemption
Author: Brad Mathias
Brad Mathias thought everything in his family was fine. A busy, contented dad, he had vaguely noticed that Bethany, his middle child, had become withdrawn and moody, but he assumed it was part of being a “teen” and didn’t look any deeper. Until the night God spoke clearly to Brad and his wife: Ask her to reveal what she has hidden. They did—and learned the secret Bethany had been carrying, one that rocked their family to the core. In a desperate attempt to reach their daughter and to reconnect as a family, Brad and his wife piled everyone into the car and embarked on a wild, crazy, seven-thousand-mile, what-are-we-thinking trip across the country. As they drove, they realized how far apart they’d drifted, found unexpected blessings along the way—and journeyed together from pain and loss to recovery and redemption. In this book, Brad shares stories from the road about God’s grace, gives practical tips on what he learned about reconnecting as a family, invites you to consider your own epic journey as a mother or father, and calls you to trust wholeheartedly in the amazing love God has for your kids.
I would recommend this book to both teens and parents. The one line that stuck out to me in the book was, “No matter how strong our faith is, it will not automatically be passed down to the next generation.” This is so true. Our children need to see a Living God through us as they travel life’s paths to their adulthood.
I personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product from Tyndale House Publishers. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.