My favorite part of parenting books is using the knowledge they contain and comparing them to both the way I was raised as a child and the way I'm currently raising my children. I hoped to find some interesting insight and perhaps useful tips when reading this. I did find those, but what I also found is that this is not merely a parenting tool.
Most of the book is actually geared towards enlightenment and soul searching. Annie talks about her life's journey as well as how she's made it a family journey. Basically, she gives us the tools, questions, motivations we need to seek our own fulfillment. She then goes further and teaches us how to make it a family affair.
Each chapter is well written and entertaining. Usually with self-help books, I find a level of dryness, but I didn't with Annie's book. Also, for those who don't want to take the time to read every word, she has nuggets of information posted on each page. If you simply want to get the core of the book, you could begin by skimming through and reading those and then go back and read the pages you're most interested in. At first I wasn't sure if this was a Christian book or not, but I found that it works for both Christians and non. At the end of each chapter there are activities and questions to use individually or as a family.
Over all, this is a great tool for anyone seeking to further their knowledge of themself.
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