SNAPSHOT

These are snapshot book reviews of some of our Saddleback Parents’ favorite books. While we believe these books will help you win as a parent, we do not endorse everything written in each book. SNAPSHOT is meant to be a quick, but informative look at a book that could be a helpful parenting resource to you. Happy reading!

Let’s Talk About Race

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By Julius Lester View at Amazon REVIEW: A beautifully written story about the story that each of us has to tell and are. Many things contribute to our story, race…

God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story About God’s Delightfully Different Family

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By Trillia Newbell View at Amazon REVIEW: Rightfully titled, this book takes us back to the beginning of “God’s Very Good Idea” in the creation of man and woman. Traversing…

The Skin You Live In

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By Michael Tyler View at Amazon REVIEW: This is a colorfully illustrated, sing-song rhyming book for younger kids in early elementary and below. It is a joyful appreciation of the…

The Other Side

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By Jacqueline Woodson View at Amazon REVIEW: There is power in simple friendships, a great message for school-age children from preschool through elementary, addressing the realities of our racially separated…

Black Is a Rainbow Color

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By Angela Joy View at Amazon REVIEW: Beautiful illustrations and eloquent words woven together bring this book to life. Best audience is elementary age for comprehension of its depth. “Black…

The Colors of Us

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  By Karen Katz View at Amazon REVIEW: This book, not intended, seems like a great follow-up to “Shades of People”. It takes the idea of shades of skin to…

Shades of People

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By Shelley Rotner & Sheila M. Kelly View at Amazon REVIEW: Toddlers up to early elementary will appreciate this simple reminder that people come in all sorts of shades. It…

Across the Alley

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By Richard Michelson View at Amazon REVIEW: What a beautifully illustrated story of friendship between two boys—one Jewish and one black. It is a great conversation starter for elementary-age children…

We’re Different, We’re the Same (Sesame Street)

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By Bobbi Jane Kates View at Amazon REVIEW: This is a great picture book for babies up to Kindergarten, maybe even early elementary. The beloved Sesame Street character present a…

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood

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By Jean M. Twenge View at Amazon REVIEW: The title captures it all. Jean M. Twenge utilizes interviews, empirical evidence and research to unpack who is iGen? iGen are those…

Don’t Miss It: Parent Every Week Like It Counts

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By Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy View at Amazon REVIEW: Need a quick, power-packed read for your next road trip or poolside recreation? This is the book for you! Take…

The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

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By John Trent, PhD & Gary Smalley View at Amazon REVIEW: Genesis 27, the story of twins—Jacob and Esau—reveals a deeper story about the impact on one’s life when he…

Love-Powered Parenting: Loving Your Kids the Way Jesus Loves You

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By Tom & Chaundel Holladay View at Amazon REVIEW: Love-Powered Parenting presents parenting on a solid Biblical foundation It is an easily digestible book, in its layout. Each of the…

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids

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By Dr. Kara E. Powell View at Amazon REVIEW: If you are looking for a VERY practical resource filled with parenting tips and tricks then the Sticky Faith Guide for…

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity: Connect Your Family to a Wider Community

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By Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwolf View at Amazon REVIEW: No matter how great our parenting skills are as individuals, single parents, or in mother-father combination, we all have limited…

Lead Your Family Like Jesus

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By Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges, and Tricia Goyer View at Amazon REVIEW: If you read just one parenting book this fall, it needs to be Leading Your Family Like Jesus,…

Boundaries

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By Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend View at Amazon   REVIEW: Are there aspects of your life, relationships, or parenting that feel out of control? You are not…

The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices

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By Jonathan McKee View at Amazon REVIEW: A couple quick things to understand about The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices. While this book’s title includes the word…

Why I Didn’t Rebel: A Twenty-Two-Year-Old Explains Why She Stayed on the Straight and Narrow and How Your Kids Can Too

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By Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach View at Amazon REVIEW: A simple, powerful book from young author, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach, written with a young voice and realistic perspective that lends to an…