Monday, April 23, 2012

Dr. Dobson's Handbook of Family Advice by Dr. James Dobson - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from Harvest House Publishers)
Families worldwide seek the godly guidance of respected counselor and internationally recognized radio host Dr. James Dobson. Now in this helpful collection, families young and old have quick access to Dr. Dobson’s advice and wisdom to nurture their marriages and children with love, grace, and biblical preparedness.

Through engaging stories and relatable examples, Dr. Dobson helps readers:

•make family time a priority

•deal with job and financial pressures

•forgive and love unconditionally

•successfully maneuver the tween and teen years

•share God’s love and truths by example

This collection of Dr. Dobson’s sought-after expertise and encouraging insights will be referred to many times as families seek leading in vital topics including adolescence, money, marriage, discipline, and much more.

My Thoughts:
I've been a long time fan of Dr. Dobson and Focus on the Family.  Dr. Dobson's Handbook of Family Advice is a treasure trove of wisdom, practical life-application, and clear biblical instructions on many and varied topics dealing with family life. He begins with the most basic components of family life (communication, community and compassion, encouragement and conflict) and moves into specific issues ranging from grace and forgivness, health and safety, money, parenting.  The book concludes by dealing with more complex issues such as self-esteem, stress, sex, dating and purity, single parenting  and various trials.

Dr. Dobson is considered an expert on family topics, but he readily teaches everyone that God is the creator of the family, and that His Word is our ultimate family guide book.  He strives to give everyone, regardless of what their current family structure looks like, the tools they need to navigate some of the most common situations. This book is a collection of Dobson's many commentaries he has shared through his Focus on the Family broadcasts.  This is a treasure that would be a great addition to any family library. I am happy to recommend this to everyone!

About the Author:
James C. Dobson, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and counselor and host of the daily radio program Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson, is author of more than 30 books including the recent New York Times bestseller Bringing Up Girls. He is founder and chairman emeritus of Focus on the Family. Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and is the father of two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and the grandfather of Lincoln.

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