Top Performance Christian Parenting

We live in a world that not only tolerates mediocrity, it celebrates it. The stakes are too high in Christianity to approach it with lest than our best efforts. What does that even mean though? We can’t be perfect, so what will make us effective?

Oddly enough, a republished book by Zig Ziglar may have some of the answers. For those who are too young to have heard of him, Ziglar was the John Maxwell of his day. He was considered the expert on leadership, personal growth and success in general. He wrote and spoke from a Christian perspective – although his books weren’t really considered Christian books.

Top Performance is one of his best sellers. It has been edited and three chapters added to address modern issues not a factor when Ziglar was alive (He died in 2012). The book covers everything from building a foundation for excellence, to leadership qualities and much more.

This book is a classic for a reason. You could know nothing about excellence or leadership and after reading this book, would be prepared for almost any challenge. While it isn’t a Christian book per se, Ziglar weaves his faith throughout applying godly principles to much of what he suggests.

Christian parents are leaders. While this isn’t a parenting book, it is easy enough to apply Ziglar’s suggestions to how you parent your children. While you still may not be a perfect parent, you will probably be a more effective one.

This book was given to me for free in exchange for my honest review.

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Thereasa Winnett

Thereasa Winnett is the founder of Teach One Reach One and blogger at Parenting Like Hannah. She holds a BA in education from the College of William and Mary. She has served in all areas of ministry to children and teens for more than thirty years and regularly leads workshops for ministries and churches. She has conducted numerous workshops, including sessions at Points of Light’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service, the National Urban Ministry Conference, Pepperdine Bible Lectures, and Lipscomb’s Summer Celebration. Thereasa lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Greg, where she enjoys reading, knitting, traveling and cooking. Their daughter Katrina, who has been an integral part of their service adventures, attends Pepperdine University.

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