Lead Your Family Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges & Tricia Goyer | iPad Giveaway, Blog Tour and Live Webcast Event

Welcome to the campaign launch for Lead Your Family Like Jesus: Powerful Parenting Principles from the Creator of Families. Does your family need a five-star general at the helm? A psychologist? A referee? In Lead Your Family Like Jesus, Blanchard, recognized as one of the world’s top business leadership experts, points to a better role model for this new, revolutionary parenting book: Jesus. Blanchard, along with Hodges and Goyer, shows how every family member benefits when parents take the reins as servant-leaders. Moms and dads will see themselves in an entirely new light—as life-changers who get their example, strength, and joy from following Jesus at home.

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!


{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.

Purchase a copy here.

Lead Your Family Like Jesus Booklet.

 More about Tricia’s co-authors:

Ken Blanchard: 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.

Phil Hodges: 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 Lead Like Jesus, The Servant Leader and Leadership by the Book with Bill Hybels.

Tricia Goyer

{More About Tricia Goyer}

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and “Lead Your Family Like Jesus,” (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children. You can find out more about Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com.

Find out more about Tricia at http://triciagoyer.com.

Press Kit

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Contact: Audra Jennings
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From New York Times Best-selling author Ken Blanchard,

with Phil Hodges and Tricia Goyer

Lead Your Family Like Jesus

releases March 25, 2013 on Focus on the Family/Tyndale House Publishers



@kenblanchard @triciagoyer @LeadLikeJesus

From three of today’s most trusted leadership experts, learn how to lead your family like Jesus—the One who created families in the first place.

Key Messages:

— Your Greatest Leadership Impact Is in Your Own Home

— Whenever you influence the thinking, behavior, or development of another person, you are leading. Nowhere, then, is your impact as a leader felt more dramatically than in your own family—no matter what role you play.

— Filled with practical examples and easily applied principles, discover how to practice positive leadership in your home by concentrating on what authors call: the H4 Framework.

— To Lead is to Serve. Leadership is an Influence process—Influence others through the H4 Framework:

Heart—Your intentions and motivations

Head—Your viewpoint and beliefs

Hands—Your behavior

Habits—Your connection with God

— When these four areas align, leadership becomes a joy. Learn how you and others in your family can experience feelings of safety, security, and satisfaction that come when you Lead Your Family Like Jesus.

— 12 Powerful Parenting Principles from the Creator of Families:

Heart: Have an Eternal Perspective, Be Humble, Focus on God—Not Others

Head: Discover Your Family’s Mission 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

Hands: Make the Most of the Childrearing Years, Help Kids Succeed, Inspire Obedience—Not Rebellion

Habits: Stay on Track by Staying Close to Him, Meet Challenges by Meeting with Him, Turn Mistakes into Opportunities Through Forgiveness and Grace

— Forgiveness and Grace are indispensable ingredients of leading your family like Jesus.

— The key is remembering that Jesus stayed on track with His mission by applying 5 habits that countered the negative forces working against Him:

Studying and applying Scripture
Accepting and responding to God’s unconditional love
Involvement in supportive relationships.

About the Authors:

(note: download full author bio pdf at http://leadyourfamilybook.com/authors/)

Ken Blanchard:

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.

Phil Hodges:

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 Lead Like Jesus, The Servant Leader and Leadership by the Book with Bill Hybels.

Tricia Goyer:

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.


From New York Times Best-Selling Author of “The One Minute Manager®” Comes “Lead Your Family Like Jesus”

CAROL STREAM, Ill.—Tyndale House Publishers has announced that Ken Blanchard, author of “The One Minute Manager”®(two years on the New York Times Best Sellers List), is teaming up with Phil Hodges, longtime friend and cofounder of the Lead Like Jesus organization, and author/blogger Tricia Goyer to release “Lead Your Family Like Jesus” (ISBN 978-1-58997-720-4, HC, $19.99, Tyndale House Publishers) in mid-March.

Does your family need a five-star general at the helm? A psychologist? A referee? In “Lead Your Family Like Jesus,” Blanchard, recognized as one of the world’s top business leadership experts, points to a better role model for this new, revolutionary parenting book: Jesus. In “Lead Your Family Like Jesus,” Blanchard, along with Hodges and Goyer, shows how every family member benefits when parents take the reins as servant-leaders. Moms and dads will see themselves in an entirely new light—as life-changers who get their example, strength, and joy from following Jesus at home.

The book begins by explaining that leadership is an influence process and that anyone who influences the thinking, behavior, or development of others is a leader—making parenting the most important life-role leadership position most people ever hold. Offering practical examples from real-life parents, the authors then encourage the alignment of four leadership domains: heart, the character and values employed in influencing children; head, one’s viewpoint and beliefs about leading; hands, what a parent actually does while leading and influencing; and habits, how a parent must continually refocus his or her desires to lead as Jesus would do.

Published in cooperation with Focus on the Family, this book provides twelve powerful parenting principles, which are easily extendable to grandparents and other caring adults within a family; Pause and Reflect questions; and Points to Ponder—making it an excellent selection for both personal reading and group discussion.

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.

About Ken Blanchard:

Ken Blanchard is cofounder of Lead Like Jesus and chief spiritual officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies, an organization dedicated to workplace learning, employee productivity, leadership, and team effectiveness. Blanchard is characterized as one of the most insightful and compassionate men in business, is known for his knack for making the complex easy. Ken’s passion is to inspire and equip people to lead like Jesus. He may be recognized for his perceptive books and theory of leadership, but he is celebrated as a humble man who models what he teaches.

About Tyndale House Publishers:
Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people. Each NLT sale benefits the worldwide translation work of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

TYNDALE, Tyndale’s quill logo, New Living Translation, NLT, and the New Living Translation logo are registered trademarks of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.


“If I were asked to pick only one book that would be required reading for every Christ-centered family, it would be this one. Lead Your Family Like Jesus is not only a game-changer, but a family-changer.” — Tommy Spaulding, New York Times best-selling author of It’s Not Just Who You Know

“I wish I had had the simple but powerful/persuasive insights offered by Ken, Phil, and Tricia in LEAD YOUR FAMILY LIKE JESUS when I was raising my son. Nonetheless, because I am convinced that they ‘nailed’ it with this magnificent offering, I intend to purchase several copies of this gem in order to share it with my young mentees as they begin their parenting years—frankly, I suspect it will be considered their “favorite” gift of the New Year.” — Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines Co.

In very relatable ways, Lead Your Family Like Jesus takes readers on an engaging ride into the heart of what the Lord asks of us as parents. With Ken, Phil, and Trish being so vulnerable with their own stories – woven around both Scripture and sharing from other parents with similar challenges and triumphs – I felt like I was right there, parenting alongside them. This is a must-read for moms and dads looking for real-life encouragement to be an even-better version of themselves – the version God is calling them to be!” — Jim Hauskey, Marketing Director, DaySpring

I wish I would have had this book twenty-two years ago when my first child was born. The good news is parenting never ends and this book will make a lasting impact. Every moment counts! — Dina Dwyer-Owens, Mother of Dani & Mikey, Chairwoman & CEO The Dwyer Group



Whenever you influence the thinking, behavior, or development of another person, you are leading. Nowhere, then, is your impact as a leader felt more dramatically than in your own family–no matter what role you play. What kind of legacy will you leave? Filled with practical examples and easily applied principles, this book lays out a dynamic H4 framework to help you align your heart, head, hands, and habits to Lead Your Family Like Jesus. When you do, leadership will become a joy–as your entire family benefits from ongoing feelings of safety, security, and satisfaction.


If you pre-order your copy of Lead Your Family like Jesus, you will receive a free bundle of downloadable resources! Lead Your Family Like Jesus: Fun Activities for the Family with Tricia Goyer Early buzz:medium I had the pleasure of hearing Tricia Goyer speak about parenting at a recent blogging conference and knew that if Lead Your Family Like Jesus was anything like her session, I had to read it. I wasn’t disappointed. As a homeschooling mother of two boys who also juggles writing, speaking, and blogging, there’s no other voice on the topic of parenting today I want to hear more than Tricia. This book is filled to the brim with practical wisdom for parents. My husband and I are already putting many of the tips we read about into practice in our own home, and recommend it to everyone we know. If you’re looking for solid tools to help you define your goal as a parent, this book is for you! — Brooke McGlothlin MA, co-author of Hope for the Weary Mom: Where God Meets You in Your Mess, and co-founder of the MOB Society, an online community for mothers of boys.



    Lead Your Family Like Jesus is the kind of Biblically-based parenting book that I’ve wanted to read for a while. It was written by the team of Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges, and Tricia Goyer. Their combined education and firsthand experience makes this a book worth reading. The title says it all – this book provides practical application and encouragement to look to Jesus as our example for leading our family and being the light of Christ to our children so that they will see faith in action.

    Written by Embracing Destiny on April 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://embracingdestiny.blogspot.com/2013/04/lead-your-family-like-jesus-by-ken.html


    This book is typical to Focus on the Family’s style, it is full of hands on material you can put to good use with your family! Looking for advice and wisdom from others who have been in the same situation? Blanchard, Hodges, & Goyer have years of experience to share! I loved the layout of the book…the principle is stated, a real-life story is shared, thoughts/knowledge are backed up by biblical points, and then a pause and reflect time at the end!

    Written by Give Me Today on April 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://givemetoday.blogspot.com/2013/04/lead-your-family-like-jesus-blanchard.html

  • LEAD

    Take a moment to think about the person who has impacted your life the most?

    What is it about them that is different?

    I remember as a child visiting a church and having an “oldish” man shake his finger in my face and say “make sure you are a good girl. Your parents are doing the important work of God”. It is hard to erase some things. Some of those people literally “scared the hell” out of children. I also never forgot the recently widowed woman who approached my parents (to this day, I don’t know if I ever really heard her name) to ask if she could take the four of us (energetic kids) miniature golfing. We went and it rained. She bought us ice cream. When it stopped raining we were able to play not one, but two games. I always knew that woman loved Jesus because she let us be what we were…

    children. ☺

    It’s the little things. Lead Your Family Like Jesus is a reminder to return to the basics of serving in love and forgiveness. Being generous with time. Blessing with words. Looking to Jesus.

    Written by In Wonder on April 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews?ie=UTF8&action=submit

  • Who doesn’t want to lead their family like Jesus would? I know that we do, as parents. I loved this book! And look at the authors!! They are definitely leaders and people who I can learn alot from. Of course, there were bigger issues that the book dealt with, but I think my favorite parts were when they discussed the little issues, that turn into big issues. I really learned alot from this book and plan to read it over several more times. It is definitely a great book for every single parent to read, whether you are Christian or not. Every idea is great for every parent and does not all have to be taken from a religious point of view. Excellent book for every parent!Written by All Meant To Shine on April 18, 2013 | e

    I was so eager to read this book and while eager doesn’t mean that I quickly read through it, I’m still only half way through, because I’m trying to take my time as I read through it and highlight the important parts I want to remember. Oftentimes, I find myself losing patience with my children – and I resort to yelling, like my parents often did when I was growing up. I’ve been working on that and that is why I was so grateful to receive an e-book copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus because I want to be more of Jesus-type of parent. When I think of how I feel when my children demonstrate my behavior by yelling at one another or saying mean things – I cringe because they’ve learned that behavior from my husband and I.

    Written by Growing For Christ on April 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://growingforchrist.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/litfuse-publicity-lead-your-family-like-jesus-by-ken-blanchard-phil-hodges-and-tricia-goyer-review/


    I found this book very interesting to be able to have all three authors giving their opinions together so I could compare what they said. They all believe same thing, just say it in a different way. This book is easy to read and understand, is full of practical advise and ideas, and is also full of scripture backing up what is taught.

    Written by Joy Hannabass on April 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/lead-your-family-like-jesus-by-tricia-goyer-ken-blanchard-and-phil-hodges/


    When reading the book I could relate to the examples provided and the practical tools are applicable and positive for the family. I was convicted in many areas of my parenting and am thankful for this tool that doesn’t judge, but rather points us to what the Bible says and gives us the tools to implement being leaders in our home.

    Written by Happy Four on April 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://happyfour.blogspot.com/2013/04/lead-your-family-like-jesus-by-ken.html


    Lead Your Family Like Jesus is a practical book by three different authors: Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges, and Tricia Goyer. This book is very thought provoking and truly spoke to my heart about leading my family like Jesus. This book is divided into four main sections: Hearts, Head, Hands, and Habits. From there it breaks down further with unique insight from each of the authors.

    Written by For the Love of Books on April 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1589977203/ref=cm_cr_thx_view


    The advice and wisdom of the authors along with the insight of many different parents interjected throughout the book have really encouraged me to use the thoughts presented in order to better myself as a mother. It has been a great starting point for me to move forward in creating a more focused, intentional role as a servant-leader called Mom.

    Written by Learning Titus 2 on April 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.learningtitus2.com/2013/04/lead-your-family-like-jesus-book-review.html


    I enjoyed this book! While the ideas are deep and insightful, I was able to read this book rather quickly. I think it would be a great tool for parents with children beyond pre-school, lots of ways to include children in the steering of the family.

    Written by Cole Clan Adventures on April 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2LTRIGE2J5IOK


    Parenting is the most important job you will have and yet too often it seems like it can all become too much to handle. But it doesn’t have to become overwhelming. There are ways to lead your family in the right direction that will mean less stress and more joy for everyone. It can all be done through a Christ-centred family.

    Written by Faith Filled Reading on April 16, 2013 | e


    I highly recommend Lead Your Family Like Jesus to parents who are searching for answers or just need a bit of guidance along the way. The chapters are short and easy to read. They are jam packed with thought provoking questions, wonderful and reassuring advice, tips for staying on track, personal stories and shared comments from parents. Tricia Goyer mentions that she reads the Bible every day at 6:00 AM. She states, “It’s like getting a pep talk from a coach before you head into the football game.” God is the ultimate coach, is He not? I felt that Lead Your Family Like Jesus was God’s way of giving me a pep talk. One that I didn’t even know I needed.:)

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on April 15, 2013 | e


    The book has 3 authors–I am not usually a fan of books written by more than one author, but Lead Your Family Like Jesus is able to miss many of the multi-author pitfalls by being very clear about which author is writing each section. The three authors come from different points of view–or, to be more accurate, one of these writers is not like the others. While Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges are both “seasoned” fathers, Tricia Goyer comes from the mother’s, and younger, point of view. I found her sections to be the most enjoyable, not only because I could relate most closely with her but also because of her “looser” style. There are also many little vignettes throughout the book from “real” parents that bring the points home.

    Written by West Metro Mommy on April 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://westmetromommy.blogspot.com/2013/04/book-review-lead-your-family-like-jesus.html


    It seems in the endless mounds of laundry and “Mom!” being the only word I hear all day, it can be difficult to see the eternal purpose in this thing called motherhood. The day to day business can take over the impact I need to be making in their souls.

    Written by Searching and Growing on April 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://searchingandgrowing.com/?p=3319


    I haven’t read many parenting books, but I get the feeling they deal with a lot of the individual behaviors or specific ideas to train your children (think “Super Nanny”) – but that’s not this book. “Lead Your Family Like Jesus” is more about the vision and missions statements that define who and what your family is. It’s the bigger perspective of the culture that you are creating in your home. This “seeing the forest” perspective is refreshing. Take a step back from the crazy and the busy of family life and set your course.

    Written by the Living Room Couch on April 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://thelivingroomcouch.blogspot.com/2013/04/lead-your-family-like-jesus-by-ken.html


    I would recommend this magnificent Focus on the Family book to all parents and people who are wanting to have children at some point in their lives. This book is for men and women and it will be a great resource to read together as a couple. This book will outstandingly influence you and your family in your parenting tactics. I immensely enjoyed reading and learning firsthand about some of the issues the parents have to face and deal with. This book has helped me to see other parent’s success and failures in parenting and how to handle managing a family. This book has changed my life and cause me to discover my values and my vision for my family. I know I will be rereading this book before I have children and making my wife join me in the process. If you’re looking for a wonderful parenting book, then this book will massively change your life and your family life will be forever improved and impacted for the Kingdom of God!

    Written by Andrew Smith’s Blog on April 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RO55AJ0ZX1HS5/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1589977203&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag


    These three authors share four important steps that will help us not only love Jesus, but live for Him and teach our children to love him using our heart, head, hands and habits. Drawing from the parenting experiences, their struggles, their faith they share these important steps and how to implement them in our own families.

    Using Jesus as a role model (and what better role model is there), we learn how important it is to focus on the eternal, to be aligned with Jesus and his love for us.

    Written by My Blessings From Above on April 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1WBHMHP4Z190J


    There are lots of parenting books out there that are written from a Christian perspective, but this one is unique. It is a parent leadership book which provides a tremendous resource for parents of young children as well as teenagers. This one is a game changer!

    Written by Once Upon a Storyville on April 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.onceuponastoryville.com/books/lead-your-family-like-jesus-powerful-parenting-principles-from-the-creator-of-families-tricia-goyer-ken-blanchard-and-phil-hodges/


    I love and appreciate the Christ-centered principles, Biblical insights, and practical wisdom/advice that these three authors offer. This book will make you think about your life purpose and your family’s vision, values, and goals.

    Written by Fruitbearers on April 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://fivesavedbygrace.blogspot.com/2013/04/book-review-lead-your-family-like-jesus.html


    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! Aligning my heart, head, hands and habits will truly free me up to lead with joy!

    Written by Cummins Life on April 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://cumminslife.blogspot.com/2013/04/lead-your-family-like-jesus-review-blog.html


    In truth, this is a book you want to keep handy and re-read. As your children grow and change, and your relationship with them grows and changes, the principles in the book will have greater and different meaning. This is an excellent parenting tool, and parents of ALL AGES would benefit from its contents! I am happy to recommend this book to EVERYONE!

    Written by Window To My World on April 15, 2013 | e


    I really wish I would have had this book in my possession when my son’s were little. What an amazing book this truly is! The great thing is, though, this book has so much that I was able to apply to, not only my family and my adult sons, but in my relationships with others!

    This book is written from the perspective of the three different authors, which I really like. Each one shared personal stories from their life and they wrote from different perspectives. This book is really like sitting with these amazing, godly people and learning from them.

    Written by Julie @ More of Him on April 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.moreofhim.net/2013/04/book-review-lead-your-family-like-jesus.html


    Lead Your Family Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges and Tricia Goyer is a collection of stories and advice on how to let Jesus guide your attitudes, actions and behaviors, when parenting your children. This book is filled with practical advice for leading your family like Jesus – as a servant-leader. A servant leader is one that seeks to influence the thinking, behavior or development of another person, through the giving of themselves – their time, talent and treasures, rather than taking from someone else. Jesus personified this concept, and as such is the perfect role model for us, as parents, to emulate.

    Written by Frugal Experiments on April 13, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.frugalexperiments.com/2013/04/lead-your-family-like-jesus-book-review.html


    Let me tell y’all…this book is AWESOME!!! (And, I am so not just saying that either!) The authors put in a lot of great advice, personal testimonies, principles to follow, and Scriptures to encourage and help in being a “servant leader”. So many times, I have been guilty of being a “self-serving” leader and not a “servant-hearted” one. I want to be the best that I can be (play the army music

    Written by Espresso Your-Self on April 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.espressoyour-self.com/2013/04/lead-your-family-like-jesus-book-review.html


    This is a great book for any parent. I liked all the stories and quotes that were shared within the book and the different authors ideas. I will definitely need to read through this book again to glean more great ideas.

    If you are looking for a book to encourage you on your journey as a parent from someone who has been there then this book is for you. I found it to be encouraging, reassuring and convicting at times. But convicting in a good way to help me change for the better.

    Written by Frugal Family Home on April 10, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.frugalfamilyhome.com/reviews/lead-your-family-like-jesus-book-review-and-live-webcast-event


    The book would be an excellent study guide for a church parenting class, especially for parents of elementary/tweens, who may have lost their way on a steady influence on their kids in a positive manner, and become more reactionary to their kids’ actions.Additional resources are available to go with the book, including daily devotions, study guides, student resources, and interactive programs, to assist in making a program from the book for your church.

    It is an interesting and informative book, and one Christian parents should read.

    Written by bless their hearts mom on April 10, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lead-your-family-like-jesus-tricia-goyer/1112569510?ean=9781589977204


    Lead Your Family Like Jesus is the kind of parenting book that dads will appreciate as well; Tricia Goyer brings in the Momma’s perspective that keeps it balanced and relatable to both Mom and Dad. It is also a book that doesn’t just tell you to, “do this and your kids will turn out great!” You can’t just look up a behavioral issue that you are facing with your child and find the answers to fix the isolated problem. However, the book does encourage you to keep up a self and family evaluation in order not to stray too far from your main desires and priorities for your family and its individuals.

    Written by Vera Pereskokova on April 9, 2013 | e


    Oh were to begin to share how much this book has changed me, challenged me and encouraged me as a Mom After God’s Own Heart! As a member of the Launch Team for this book release, I knew going in that I would enjoy it because Tricia Goyer is one of my favorite authors. However, I had no idea the true impact this book would make on me!

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on April 8, 2013 |e


    Lead Your Family Like Jesus is such a powerful little book. It is a very effective tool in raising your children for God’s Will. I love that this book is a collaborative effort so that you get several perspectives. I also really enjoyed how they used quotes from real parents facing real life situations. It made everything seem more personable and less lecture like.I love the open ended nature of the discussions. You have to teach your children what is expected of them and not just assume that they know.

    Written by Buzz4Mommies on April 8, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3K8VWV1MPFYX3


    This was really a great book. It was packed with tons of practical advice and was very applicable to our family. After having Hannah seven weeks ago, I have quickly realized what a big responsibility we have as her parents! We need to lead our family in every way, so I will take all the help and support I can get.

    Written by Our Frugal Happy Life on April 8, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3CL944IJODI4K


    I love that there were many anecdotes and there was a lot of new material presented. Some of the information was things that I already knew but wished that I could share with other parents (like not allowing your child to control you!) and now I have a great way to share that information- by gifting a copy of this book!

    Written by Through-My-Is on April 6, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://through-my-is.blogspot.com/2013/04/book-review-lead-your-family-like-jesus.html


    Although I’ve only had this book for a few weeks now, I can already feel a difference in myself and subsequently our household. It is so true that Mom can really set the tone for the family. I can’t stress enough what a wonderful parenting book this is-be sure to order a copy for yourself, and let friends and family know about it! Lead Your Family Like Jesus would make a great gift for new parents too!

    Written by The Loose Screw on April 5, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2MSFRXUP9VCQ6/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    I don’t have kids of my own, but after twenty-five years of observing family dynamics from behind my teacher’s desk, I’d have to say that parenting is the hardest job in the world. At our Christian high school, we dedicate ourselves to coming alongside parents as they seek to lead their children to Christ, guide their character development, and prepare them for life. So I’ll be sharing my copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus with as many parents as possible.

    ***Thanks to Tricia and Tyndale House for sending me a copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus to review. Please, don’t miss picking up a copy of the book! Both parents and parents-to-be will appreciate this book. And if you are a grandparent, one of the nicest things you can do for your grandkids is to share this book with their par

    Written by Renee @Doorkeeper on April 4, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://reneeannsmith.com/a/lead-your-family-like-jesus-review-giveaway-free-graphics/


    While I found that all 3 authors points were things that I could resonate with, I felt like, as a mother, Trisha Goyer’s sections of the book spoke to me the most. I like that there was both a male and female point of view, making this a great book for both moms and dads alike. I have been applying principles from the book with my three little ones since I began reading it and I can definitely feel a huge difference in our house. Where things were once tense a lot of the time (with my very spirited 5 year old) things are now a lot calmer. I have a long way to go, but I am so happy to have such a good guide book to help me a long the way as a mom. I know I will be reaching for this book often and for years to come.

    Written by Cristi’s Reviews on April 4, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://myproductreviews-cristi.blogspot.com/2013/04/lead-your-family-like-jesus-book-review.html


    Although this book is written to parents, it has some great ideas that grandparents can use when the grandkids visit. Ideas like verbalizing values, picturing priorities and thumbs up/thumbs down (all found in Chapter Five). Also, grandparents will be encouraged to have an eternal perspective as they interact with their legacy. As I heard someone once say, grandchildren are messengers to generations that we will never see.

    Written by The Grand Connection on April 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://grandconnection.blogspot.com/2013/04/thumbs-up-or-thumbs-down.html


    If you want a book to help guide you through raising your family to be a Godly one. Then this is the book to help you do just that!

    Written by A Simple Life,really?! on April 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2013/03/litfuse-reviewlead-your-family-like.html


    This book speaks to something I’ve been struggling with, intentional parenting.

    Sometimes, I just get swept up in the busy nature of life. It’s funny how many days and months can pass before I stop and realize I need to re-evaluate. I need to constantly keep my kids before me in my heart and in prayer. Everyday.

    I love the many stops in the book called Pause and Reflect.

    I need to pause and reflect more often!

    The book is less about changing your kids and more about changing your heart to reflect Jesus.

    When I read the book I realized I might be inspiring disobedience. Ever have those moments, when you are so tired of the stubbornness that you don’t stand your ground.

    Written by aboutproximity on April 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://aboutproximity.com/2013/04/03/lead-your-family-like-jesus/


    Parenting your children is a crucial job of a parent and yet guiding them the right way is even more difficult in which the world pulls at them, in every direction including ours as parents. We need to glorify our Father in heaven with how we raise our children, and how to approach how we raise them.

    *just loved the book, made several markings in my book, because I knew how important it is.*

    Written bywww.booksbookswonderfulbooks.wordpress.com on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://booksbookswonderfulbooks.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/lead-your-family-like-jesus/


    From page one I loved this book. Not only did I take copious notes, I find myself thinking about the principles on a daily basis: Am I leading toward obedience or satisfying my ego? Am I inspiring my children to have a heart for God or am I demanding obedience? Am I a servant leader?

    I think no matter where a person is in their family life, this is a good book to keep on hand.

    Written by Jennifer Dyer on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://jenniferdyer.net/2013/04/01/how-are-you-leading-your-family-ipad-mini-giveaway-from-triciagoyer-rsvp-for-a-live-webcast-event/


    LEAD YOUR FAMILY LIKE JESUS arrived when I struggled with my oldest son. I was ready to wash my hands of him. I read through this book and realized some of the things I did wrong. I responded to his anger with anger. I hope that by reading and rereading this book as well as a lot of prayer, I can lead my son, like Jesus, to the place where he’d serve the Lord willingly, and not be so arrogant and rebellious.

    Written by Laura Hilton on April 2, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: www.amazon.com


    This is a powerful book for FAMILIES…not just moms or dads…but for BOTH to read and gain insight from.

    If you want to Lead Like Jesus…and teach your children to as well…this book is a must for your library!

    Written by Intentional Pursuit on April 1, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p2d2F0-tI


    The book was well written and was easy to follow. It was not written for any specific age group of children but could be used for any age group from small toddlers to grown children.

    My children are grown men now and I wish I had this book when I was a young mom of two small children. My kids are 22 years old and 28 years old. Hopefully, one day I can use this valuable book to help my grandkids grow into children and adults who love the Lord and who live their lives truly focused on serving HIM and one another.

    Written by Angie Webb on March 31, 2013 | e

  • Ken, Tricia, and Phil wrote a great book that I wished I had read 23 years ago when I was a young mother. I highly suggest that parents of young adults read the last chapter and then read the whole book. The authors provide great insight on how to lead and to start leading your family like Jesus led his disciples.Written by MIchelle on March 31, 2013 | e

    What I love about Lead Your Family Like Jesus is that it isn’t another “how to” book that you can use to check things off of a list to be a better parent. Instead it is a book that invites you to learn more about Jesus and implement those lessons in your home with a servant heart like His. Each author writes from their experience as parents and all they have learned along the way.

    Written by Saved Sister on March 30, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2ZDGRCTSPKBCC/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1589977203&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=


    I have often heard it said that children don’t come with a manual. Well, I disagree. Children do come with a manual — it’s called the Bible. But even those of us who know this as truth often struggle with how to lead our children according to the precepts of our “manual.” If you are one of these parents, then Lead Your Family like Jesus may be the perfect commentary for you.

    Written by Ben and Me on March 28, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.benandme.com/2013/03/lead-your-family-like-jesus-book-review.html


    Ken, Tricia, and Phil all include personal side stories for examples on how to create a better family atmosphere and often they list things that are important with bullet points.

    This is a great book and I highly recommend to anyone who has kids or who is planning to have some!

    “I received this book for free from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review”.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on March 28, 2013 | e


    I’ve read books by Tricia Goyer in the past and knew that I liked her way of thinking, so that’s one of the reasons I was drawn to this book. Whether you’re a mom, dad, or serving as both while being a single parent, there are lessons to be learned from this book. It gives excellent “Points to Ponder” that urge the reader to take a look inside the heart. Reading this book is such an exercise in becoming the parent that God wants you to be. I highly recommend it!

    Written by Savings in Seconds on March 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.savingsinseconds.com/on-my-bookshelf-lead-your-family-like-jesus/


    As a parent of eight children, I can honestly say I wish this book would have been written when my older children were still young. A few of my favorite chapters discussed knowing a bump in the road from a crisis, inspiring obedience and not rebellion, and turning mistakes into opportunities through forgiveness. If you have younger children, this book will position you to help your whole family succeed by teaching you early on how to lead your children. If you have older children, perhaps teenagers, know that this book is for you, too!

    Written by Super Mom the Illusion on March 27, 2013 | e


    This is a leadership book.

    This is a child-training book. A book on parenting.

    I cannot recommend this book enough – for everyone – parents, pastors, teachers – anyone who teaches or deals with children or leadership.

    Written by Royal Little Lambs on March 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://royallittlelambs.com/2013/03/24/lead-your-family-like-jesus/


    The one thing I have really taken from the book, with my oldest about to turn 18, is I am doing something right. From the teachings in the book, you learn sticking to your guns is a huge part of making sure your children learn. It has been something I had issues with initially, those cute faces got to me every time, but it has stopped and I learned to stick to my guns. Since that time, my kids are not so quick to lip off or behave in an un-approving manner. They know I will not step down from decision, and have taught them there is good and bad consequences to every choice. It helps them see the bigger picture in the end.
    So I think not only new parents, but parents of older children can benefit from reading this book. Our kids don’t come with manuals, but books like this one sure help get through some of those tougher moments, and with our morality in tact.

    Written by Freda’s Voice on March 27, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://fredasvoice.blogspot.ca/2013/03/35-lead-your-family-like-jesus.html


    This little easy-to-read book offers wisdom, practical principles and personal stories that will help you become a transformed parent.
    Of all of the parenting books in the bookstores today, this is definitely one you will want to have in your home library.

    Written by I am believing God on March 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3IMNCZH3A9ZJ7/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1589977203&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=


    I love that the authors of this book used personal language and personal examples to give this book a special touch. This authors of this book don’t “preach” at the reader. The authors use examples and personal stories to help show that we all have short comings that we have to overcome in order to lead like Jesus.

    Written by Pixie Dusted Homeschool on March 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://pixiedustedhomeschool.com/2013/03/23/lead-your-family-like-jesus-review/


    Ken Blanchard, Tricia Goyer, and Phil Hodges collaborated on this book with each in their own right having families and enough years under their belts raising them to give us all a few pointers on how to get better at doing it ourselves. The authors go about giving us insights into what has worked for them and their families over the years. Putting God first will always, always always lead you down the best path for your family. The authors have also given pause and reflect tips at the end of each chapter. As well as Points to ponder and final thoughts.

    Written by A Simple Life,really?! on March 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2013/03/litfuse-reviewlead-your-family-like.html


    One of my favorite items is TriciaGoyer’s method of praying for her children’s heads, shoulders, knees, and toes!

    This book will be my gift of choice at all future baby showers!

    Written by His Morning Glory on March 25, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://hismorningglory.blogspot.com/2013/03/lead-your-family-like-jesus.html


    This book was so incredibly helpful I literally felt a weight lifted after reading Lead Your Family Like Jesus. Three authors with different perspectives came together to create one cohesive book that is both inspirational and informative.

    Lead Your Family Like Jesus is so helpful and simple yet profound at the same time. Every parent should read this amazing book!

    Written by The IE Mommy on March 25, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RIEV196HOAGV4


    I have alot of Focus on the Family books, magazines etc. First I love the title Lead your Family Like Jesus…that is onething that my husband and I are doing right now, being the parents of 6 kids, 5 boys ages 15, twins 13, 9 and 6, 1 girl 2. We are constantly leading them the right way, raising men of valor and a modest woman! Many parents want to be there kids friend, i am not I am there mama as God has appointed me. I must share with you the gospel of Christ, because I am accountable for 6 little lives, and I am going to lead you the right way! Since we love our kids with our entire well being, we have to lead them the way to serve, love, help, teach, pray etc!

    Written by Pamela’s Heavenly Treats on March 22, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://pamelasheavenlytreats.blogspot.com/2013/03/march-book-reviews.html