Monday, August 13, 2007

Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture

I found Mary through a post by John Cooke on The Sword Review forum, and since then, I've followed her writing career with interest. I confess to having read a number of parenting books, and when I read about Mary's newest book, I found myself wondering what else there was to say about parenting that hadn't been already said.

In her introduction to Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture, Mary writes:

...postmodernity radically affects the manner in which we parent. To prepare and engage our cildren in their postmodern world, we must embrace dialogue, community, the world. We must reorient ourselves beyond the four walls of our insulated homes. We must see our parenting as a kindred journey with our children, a coming alongside.

As I read through the chapters of this book, I found myself touched by this mom who shares her own fears, her hopes, her failures and her moments of vulnerability. I am reminded too of the strength of stories and how the sharing of life experiences can be life giving.

Later on this week, I'll be posting an mp3 interview I had with Mary. Be sure to keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, here's a list of blogs where you can find Mary's book this week:

A latte and some words
Chat 'n' Chew Cafe
Experiencing the Journey
Fabric, Paper, Thread
Fictional Journey
Haruah - Breath of Heaven
I Wish You Enough
Leanna Ellis
Margaret Daley
Partners in Prayer for our Prodigals
Robyn’s Ramblings
See Ya On the Net
Sometimes I Feel Like a Piece of Bologna
Sormag Online Tours
The Authentic You
The Spiritual Mom
Why Didn’t You Warn Me?
Write from my Heart


Blogger Diane said...

Happy Blog Tour Week.

I am so glad that Mary has written such a timely and important book. Although our children are grown, it helps us understand the world they are trying to navigate through. One day when they begin to have will be baby-shower gift....important reading for any parent.


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