My all-time favorite band is Switchfoot. In fact, it’s on my Bucket List to have coffee someday with the band’s lead singer, Jon Foreman. Whether that happens or not, I do hope to hang out with Jon and his brother Tim in the New Heavens and New Earth someday, to sing some songs together and go on some adventures. Maybe they could teach this fellow California boy how to surf once and for all.
My admiration for these guys is so great that when I heard their parents had written a book on parenting, I ordered five copies to read with four other dad friends from church. We met every Tuesday at 6AM to discuss one chapter at a time.
One of the ways I process a good book is to type up the parts I underlined, so that it’s easy for me to apply the takeaways. Well, it took me a whole afternoon to do that with Never Say No, and I ended up with ten pages!
So I thought, instead of writing a review of the book – which would echo what other people have already said, only better than I could say it – I’d select some of my favorite quotes from the book. My hope is that these quotes will convince you to read the book and encourage others to do the same. Suffice it to say, I give it FIVE STARS and can’t recommend it enough.
- “Jesus’s salt and light metaphor explains God’s parenting purpose for His own kids: to reflect God’s loving nature to others. Does this mean we can adopt this same purpose for our own children, to help them find their unique roles in God’s courageous love story?”