There’s a Reason They Call It Grandparenting

by Michele Howe

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Retail: $14.95
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 170
Pub Date: November 2017
ISBN: 9781683070351
ISBN-13: 9781683070351
Item Number: 070351
Categories: Christian Living

Product Description

There’s a Reason They Call It Grandparenting will offer grandparents (and their adult children and grandchildren by association) thirty specific ways to inspire, encourage, and love their growing families in a vibrant life in Christ.

Grandparenting means diverse things to different families, and yet there are underlying biblical principles that govern all relationships. Whether grandparents are also well into the role of supporting their extended families or anticipating the birth of their first grandchild, There’s a Reason They Call It Grandparenting will present each grandparent with lots of fresh and creative ways to shower God’s love on their families.


“Michele Howe’s newest book offers invaluable and sometimes humbling advice on how to be a grandparent and not just a grandparent. Like all of her delightful books, she includes heartwarming stories and spiritual guidance designed to help the reader take the next step forward toward becoming something better than they were before reading the book. I can’t recommend this encouraging resource enough!"
Rick Johnson, best-selling author of 10 Things Great Dads Do: Strategies for Raising Great Kids and Overcoming Toxic Parenting: How to Be a Good Parent When Yours Wasn’t

“A wise and welcome companion through the seasons of life, Michele Howe helped me navigate the transition from parent to parent of adult children. Now I’m an over-the-moon, thrilled member of the grandparent club. There’s a Reason They Call It Grandparenting celebrates the profound sacredness of supporting adult children, and treating grandchildren with dignity and respect. As image-bearers of our loving God, grandparents provide unconditional acceptance, open arms, and grace upon grace. Michele offers clarity, joy, and appreciation for the vital and life-giving position of grandparents in God’s family tree.”
PeggySue Wells, best-selling author and coauthor of Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries, Slavery in the Land of the Free, and Rediscovering Your Happily Ever After

“You’re probably looking at this book because you want to be the best grandparent possible. In There’s a Reason They Call It Grandparenting, Michele Howe does a masterful job of covering the fun part, the challenging part, and the necessary part of carrying out this role in a God-honoring way that will bless the children of your own sons and daughters. You’ll discover important take-away truths, powerful ways to pray for your grandchildren, and action steps that will give you the momentum and wisdom to be a transformational influence in the lives of these precious members of your family.”
Carol Kent, national speaker and author of He Holds My Hand: Experiencing God’s Presence & Protection

“Every grandparent who wants to be an awesome grandparent needs a copy of this book. As the title suggests, each chapter deftly describes what that looks like, why it’s important, and how to become not just a grandparent, but a grandparent. Michele Howe offers here a deep and meaningful guide chock-full of real-life, accessible examples for anyone wishing to fully embrace the role of grandparent. Henceforth, this book shall be my go-to gift for new grandparents.”
Rhonda Owens, coauthor of Undivided Family: Living for & Not Just with One and Another and Undivided Marriage: When TWO People Become ONE Flesh

Author Bio

Michele Howe’s most recent books include Caring for Our Aging Parents: Lessons in Love, Loss, and Letting Go (2016), Empty Nest, What’s Next? Parenting Adult Children without Losing Your Mind (2015), Burdens Do a Body Good (2010), Still Going It Alone (2008), and Going It Alone (1999). She has also authored Pilgrim Prayers for Single Mothers (Pilgrim Press) and a third book of helps for single mothers titled, Successful Single Moms (Pilgrim Press.) In addition to these resources for single mothers, Michele wrote four separate titles combining real life stories with inspirational prayer retreats. These titles published by (Jossey-Bass) include: Prayers for Homeschooling Moms, Prayers to Nourish a Woman''s Heart, Prayers of Comfort and Strength and Prayers for New and Expecting Moms.

Michele is also a reviewer for Publishers Weekly,, Aspiring Retail, Foreword Magazine,,, among many others national and international publications. She has published over 1000 reviews/articles and has been featured on numerous radio shows across the country speaking on topics such as parenting and a diverse range of women''s health issues. Her work has been published in MORE, FIRST for Women, Good Housekeeping, Christianity Today, Discipleship Journal, Midwest Living, Parentlife, Fullfill, Christian Single, Single Parent Family, Focus on the Family, and Connections. She also does copywriting and manuscript reviewing for several publishing houses including New Growth Press.

In addition to her article and books writing, Michele writes a weekly women''s lifestyle and single parenting column at Read Michele''s column at: In line with her passion for working with single parents, Michele''s resources offer encouragement to women of all ages by challenging them to exercise their combination of strengths, skills, and life wisdom in pursuit of a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Recognizing that life is often difficult, women can learn how to recognize (and find solace in) significant life-markers and by so doing, acquire the strength to embrace their daily challenges.