"A decidedly honest, funny, and yes, messy book, Is That Poop on My Arm? is compulsively readable in every way. As a less-than-perfect Lutheran myself, there is so much to admire about Lind-Ayres’s writing and candor; he’s the kind of irreverent, thoughtful, and authentic theologian this world could use more of: unafraid to wade into the mess of this flawed world in search of beauty and grace. Thoroughly enjoyable."
Is That Poop on My Arm? Parenting While Christian
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God meets us, and our kids, in the mess
Parenting is messy business. Joyful, but messy. When faith is combined with parenting, we double down on the mess. Pastor and father of three Justin Lind-Ayres chronicles his adventures (and misadventures) raising children and passing on his faith to them--teaching them to be compassionate, generous, quick to forgive, and to trust in God's promises. But this father is sure to point out that it is children who are our best teachers in faith, opening our eyes and our hearts to God's love for us. In the messy and challenging moments of parenting, and in the joyful ones, God is fully present. And a God who knows your story–especially the messy parts–is a God who can redeem you.
With stories full of humor, honesty, and, yes, even some poop, this book is a welcome encouragement for parents, grandparents, and anyone who cares deeply for the children in their life.