1 thought on “Rescuing Wayward Children”

  1. Edit on 17 January 2013: If you feel inclined to read this book, go ahead and do so. I just finished reading The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary, PhD and found that it was infinitely more insightful and beneficial in understanding behavior and how to deal with it than Rescuing Wayward Children was.This was an interesting book. I couldn't decide if I should give it 2 or 3 stars. Seeing how in my opinion, it was just OK, I gave it 2. Maybe I'll come back later after some additional reflection [...]

  2. This is one of those rare books that I got at the library and then just had to buy. Plus I would love to give one to all my friends. So yeah, it's a keeper. In a word (two): Read it. I've read it twice now and just can't get enough.I learned more about the gospel, the purpose of our existence and God's plan for mankind and us individually, the temple, and the atonement than I have from any other book besides the scriptures. Even if you do not have a wayward child, chances are there is a loved on [...]

  3. I learned that the best thing I can do is to live the Gospel. This book is packed with doctrinal explanations of what we need to do to become more christlike. As with any parenting book, it has examples of how that has played out in the lives of others. Those were typically not the magic instant cure, but are examples of the effect of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ themselves.

  4. "Rescuing Wayward Children" by Larry Barkdull is great gospel resource material for everyone, not just parents struggling to know what they should do for their children who have lost their way. We are taught about personal sanctification as a means to help redeem our children (and ourselves). This is a book I will use often.

  5. The beginning of this is really good, I like that the doctrinal pieces Barkdull puts together align with some of the thoughts I have had on this topic. Towards the end it starts to get slow. I think because the overall message is hard to take: be better. Still a great resource though I wouldn't use it to teach in church.

  6. This book gives hope to parents and leaders of children who have gone astray. I am enjoying this book, even though I am not in this situation it is helping me to see where I can do better as a parent. One of the best books on this subject, it will bring hope.

  7. As a parent of LDS kids, this book really changed my perspective on my role and responsibilities. It as very inspiring, filled with messages of hope, and really helped me to view my job as a parent as a partnership with The Lord, rather than a solo exercise. I highly recommend it.

  8. This book was packed with doctrine, comfort, motivation, and a reminder of the atoning love of our Savior. I took a break from it during a busy time and having now finished it, I will be keeping it nearby as a reference.

  9. Amazingly powerful in more ways than I can recount. Incredibly wonderful book. I cannot recommend it strongly enough!

  10. I really liked the main thesis of the book- redemption leads to redemption. It's an idea I have long used to interpret the Atonement and I was excited to hear someone else put it into words.

  11. This book has something for everyone. It is about living the gospel not just for people who have gone astray. It gives a lot of hope if you have someone who is lost though.

  12. I was impressed with the great stories. I loved that the advice is what all of these books say; "Just love them and let God change them", but with a different perspective and new stories.

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