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 is the author of twenty books including Navigating the Friendship Maze; There’s a Reason They Call It Grandparenting; Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest; Caring for Our Aging Parents: Lessons in Love, Loss, and Letting Go; and Empty Nest, What’s Next? Parenting Adult Children without Losing Your Mind. She has published over 1,000 articles and has been featured on radio shows across the country speaking on parenting and women’s health issues.