Raising children is not for the faint of heart. One day you are hands raised in the air with exultation, and the next you find yourself in a corner full of doubt and frustration. It is for these reasons that the administration and faculty of Summit Christian Academy recently self-published a devotional book entitled Devoted Parent: A Devotional from Christian Teachers to Parents. Available at Amazon.com, this book has the perspective of educators who have engaged with students from the early education through high school years.
“This has been a five-year project born out of our love for our parents and students,” said SCA Academic Dean Kimberlee Gill, the book’s editor. The book is divided into ten chapters, each meant to inspire parents in a particular character trait. “We focused first on what our heart felt needed to be said, and then we began seeing themes emerge. Encouraging parents in joy, courage, peace–and these themes became our chapter headings.”
“We continue to be amazed at the capacity of the faculty inside the walls of SCA,” shared SCA Head of School Linda Harrelson. “They turned an exercise in writing into an opportunity to reach out and bless outside the walls of their classroom.”
Devoted Parent sells for $14.99 both online and at the school. All proceeds go to underwrite Summit Christian’s tuition assistance program.