Thursday, May 7, 2015

Giveaway: Never Say No

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

Mark and Jan Foreman, parents of Jon and Tim Foreman of the multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning band Switchfoot, focus on challenging readers to rethink how they live out the primary purpose of parenting in Never Say No: Raising Big Picture Kids

Never Say No is the story of the process of learning to parent. It encourages parents to examine the way they parent, especially in the ways they encourage spiritual and creative development. People of all faith backgrounds will find wisdom in the book, with an emphasis on whole-child learning while encouraging talents, dealing with the ever-prevalent media, and making choices and allowing mistakes.

"Never Say No" is a bold statement, and comes from the idea of saying yes to your child as much as possible to encourage and make time for them. It can be a powerful challenge, especially when we have our own priorities, but this book makes it seem possible.

I have a chance to give away a copy of the book. To enter, leave a comment with the area where you would most like to learn to say yes to your child more. Deadline is May 15th.

About Mark and Jan Foreman
Jan and Mark Foreman live in the San Diego area, where Mark is lead pastor of the 4,000 member North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad, CA. Mark is the author of Wholly Jesus, and holds advanced degrees in Theology, Education and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Pastoral Care. Jan is a gifted teacher and artist, and also facilitates partnerships with underprivileged women and children both locally and in developing countries. Together they love surfing, sailing, travel and especially being with their family.

About David C Cook:
David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which produces over one-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the world. Additional information can be found at

1 comment:

  1. Hi, my name is Emily Green and I'm interested in winning this giveway because this is an extremely kind and amazing opportunity.
    One definition of "mother" is to bring up a child with care and affection. Now, since I am a 16 year old girl I am not officially a mother, but by this definition I have mothered many children through babysitting, and being a church mentor to adolescents who are undergoing the process of confirming their faith in Christ. Also, I have two parents who I would have liked to say yes more often, and in psychology class we've talked about the importance of learning young, so without further ado, I would like to propose the area that I would like to learn the most in through reading this book:
    Through the eyes of a babysitter, I would like to say yes to risk taking more often. I often put my reputation as a babysitter above their wants. For example, one child is an aspiring gymnasit and often wants to show me her skill, so I would like to learn how to let them take risks without feeling like i'm endangering their safety.

    Through the eyes of a mentor, I would like to learn the concept of giving opportunities of teaching others to love God and learn through their own unique outlets and not push them to live out their faith the same way I do.
    Lastly, as a child with strict parents, I would like to learn how to find the right things to say "yes" to, because I am probably one of the worlds biggest switchfoot fans (its even the theme of my bedroom) and one of my greatest life experiences was my first switchfoot concert, and I worry that if my parents had said no I wouldn't have become the person that I am today. How does one discover whats vital to someone and whats less important.
    Again, thanks for this amazing opportunity!