Book Endorsements

“We have always thought that the best way to study the scriptures was to think of the people we are reading about as friends. Julie Nelson has captured that and more as she challenges us to think of some of our heroes in the scriptures as inspiring parents. Her ability to bring it down to the things that parents are facing daily is brilliant. This book is extraordinary as it examines what these scriptural friends taught their children by word and deed. Julie transforms scripture stories into advice we can use as we deal with parenting issues that appear so frequently in our own parenting experience.” —Richard and Linda Eyre, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Teaching Your Children Values

“We don’t often think of scripture as a source of parenting principles. That is about to change for you as you read this book. You will be inspired to be a better parent regardless of the ages of your children or the challenges they present. Nuggets and kernels of parenting helps explode from these pages from scriptural events familiar to Latter-day Saints and sustained by the teachings of living prophets. Written in an engaging style with powerful examples and illustrations, this writing will remind parents of the power of gospel principles to assist them in their sacred stewardship of rearing the children of our Father in Heaven.” —Douglas E. Brinley, coauthor of Then Comes Marriage and Between Husband and Wife: Gospel Perspectives on Marital Intimacy

“Julie Nelson has done it! She has produced an easy-to-apply parenting manual based on the scriptures! This book helps us learn from parents in the scriptures who also faced the challenge of raising righteous children in a wicked world. This book is filled with real-life examples as well—moving stories from parents today. Julie’s discussion questions not only give parents principles and ideas to talk about but also some concrete ideas for improving parent-child relationships. And who doesn’t need help in that department?” Thanks Julie! —Brad Wilcox, author of The Continuous Atonement and The Continuous Conversion

“I was delighted to find this new parenting book by Julie Nelson, full of inspiring stories and scriptural ties. This is a great book for parents of any age to help us reexamine our parenting habits and then improve upon them through applying gospel principles. It will join my short list of favorite parenting books!” —Sean Covey, bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make

“Sometimes we forget that the stories of the scriptures have been preserved to teach us how to live the doctrines that are contained therein. Sister Nelson reminds us that our beloved scriptural characters were parents and children, like us. She tells us that ‘whatever we have or are now experiencing as parents, we can find a mother or father within the standard works that has walked a similar path.’  By compiling these great parenting methods into one book, she gives us practical solutions to help our children along the path to the Savior and provides us with specific questions to help us ponder our next step. This is a great resource for anyone striving to raise righteous children in a wicked world.” Fran C. Hafen, Author of Joy Cometh in the Morning: A Story of Healing from the Loss of a Child

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