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This year is the 30th anniversary of Family Matters. That’s right folks! We’ve been at this thing for three decades now! We have met so many wonderful people, partnered with some great ministries like Focus on the Family and Family Life, and God has used our efforts to touch the lives of countless families with the message of His grace. Praise the Lord!! One of the ways we would like to celebrate what God has done in us and through us is to highlight one resource a month as a way to familiarize you with what Family Matters has to offer in order to minister to you better.

This month’s resource highlight is Raising Kids for True Greatness by Dr. Tim Kimmel.

To give you a little taste of how wonderful a resource  Raising Kids for True Greatness really is, here’s a quote from P. Bartolini’s Amazon Review of Raising Kids for True Greatness ::

“There are few books that I have read that have hung around my mind and ruminated within my thoughts as much as Tim Kimmel’s Raising Kids for True Greatness. This book is one of the most worthwhile reads available today. Kimmel’s brilliant thesis dismantles the success illusion (wealth, beauty, power, fame) and simplistically brings us back to the heart of the gospel message: “True greatness is a passionate love for Jesus Christ that shows itself in an unquenchable love and concern for others.” The qualities that identify a great life are humility, gratefulness, generosity, and a servant spirit. The brilliance in this is not that Kimmel had to mine through the scriptures for truths found only Greek lexicons; the brilliance is these truths are boulders that you can’t help but stumble upon if your crack open any page in the Bible…

Finally – the best part. Kimmel does not just give us a neat simple formula to raise truly great kids, instead, he shares with us concrete mandates found only in scripture that must transform the heart of the parent before they can penetrate the lives of our kids. This book is a great read for anyone – parents, singles, or grandparents. Raising Kids for True Greatness is a book whose time has come; a book that calls us to live out the great life Christ died to redeem.”

If you’re eager to get your hands on a copy of this book we have some great news! We want our Family Matters Blog readers to have a chance to win a copy of Raising Kids for True Greatness!

Like all of our giveaways, you have to do a little something…



*One entry per person per method of entry. Be sure to enter a separate comment for each method of entry (one comment for Facebook, one comment for Twitter, etc.). This way you have a higher chance of winning.

1. COMMENT: Leave a comment on this blog post telling us why you’d like to read Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right.

2. TWITTER: Follow Family Matters on Twitter – just copy and paste this message into your tweet Hey! @Family_Matters is giving away a copy of #RaisingKidsforTrueGreatness!

3. FACEBOOK: Like Family Matters on Facebook.

4. EMAIL/RSS: Sign up to receive our blog updates via Email or RSS feed.


Giveaway ends Friday, July 20th, 2012. Winner is chosen randomly and will be announced here as soon as they’ve accepted the prize. Good luck, everyone!


Buy It!

But there’s more… too eager to wait and see if you’ve won? I don’t blame you.  Throughout the month of July, Raising Kids for True Greatness is 30% off! ($9.79/each)

To take advantage of this awesome deal, shop at the Family Matters {Online} Store.


Interested in Small Group Curriculum?

Check out the Small Group Video Study based on this book too!

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  1. Frank says:

    Love the definition that true greatness is a passionate love for Jesus rather than success. Very true.

  2. Carol Hexum says:

    Want to have kids raised and doing for in Godly matters.

  3. Nicki S says:

    I would like to read this book so that I can try to raise my kids to be great! I always look for advice in parenting!

  4. Vanessa says:

    I always like new resources about helping kids.

  5. Vanessa says:

    Signed up for RSS feed.

  6. Vanessa says:

    Following on twitter and tweeted.

  7. I would love to read this – I am going to suggest it to our Sunday school class, too!

  8. I liked on Facebook!

  9. And subscribed by email!

  10. Kim A. says:

    As a soon-to-be brand new parent, I’m looking for all the help I can get!

  11. Christy says:

    I loved Tim Kimmel’s book Grace Based Parenting, and this one is next on my list to read! I am definitely in need of the challenge to get my own heart right before training the hearts of my kids, too. Sounds like this book would fit that bill!

  12. Christy says:

    Liked on Facebook.

  13. Christy says:

    Signed up for the RSS feed subscription.

  14. Chery says:

    I would like to win it for my daughter.

  15. Kristin Thomson says:

    Because as a mother, I created to raise oaks of righteousness, and I need all the Godly help I can get!

  16. Kristin Thomson says:

    I already follow on Twitter (ilikeyourcamel)

  17. Kristin Thomson says:

    I already “like” FM on fb…

  18. Kristin Thomson says:

    I already get blog updates via email!

  19. Mandi Noland says:

    I have two little girls almost 2 and almost 4! We have really started to dig into the parenting books. Would LOVE to read this one with my hubby! !

  20. Mandi Noland says:

    I liked it on Facebook :)

  21. Kara Stone says:

    Grace-Based Parenting really resonated with my husband and I, and we are eager to read all of Dr. Kimmel’s work about parenting. He tells it like it is with a solid biblical foundation.

  22. Brad says:

    Five reasons: (1) God – He desires my kids to be raised for true greatness; (2,3,4 & 5) Each of my four daughters – I long to see them realize their full potential in Christ!

  23. I’d love to read this book because I need all the parenting help I can get!

  24. I Liked on Facebook!

  25. I’m following you on Twitter!

  26. I’d love to read this book, because I need quite a bit of help! ;) Thank you for the entry!

  27. Cynthia says:

    Would love to have this resource!

  28. Cynthia says:

    I “like” you on fb.

  29. Cynthia says:

    I subscribe to you via rss feed.

  30. Suzanne says:

    I want to resist the temptation to raise my children to be ‘successful’ and behavior-focused, and just to parent with grace, giving them opportunity, values, and skills to pursue Jesus passionately. I would LOVE to read this book.

  31. Frank Tan says:

    I’ve tweeted

  32. Frank Tan says:

    I liked Family Matters on FB

  33. Amy says:

    i “liked” on fb

  34. Amy says:

    I subscribed via RSS feed

  35. Amy says:

    I have three wee ones and would like to raise them with grace and Godly values. I feel like I need some assistance because too often we get caught up in the daily run around and lose our focus.

  36. Kris says:

    I’ve read “Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right” and it was inspirational! This new book would no doubt be as much of a blessing! (I also follow you on Facebook already – does that qualify?) :-)

  37. Darla Bunyan says:

    I would LOVE to win this book!!! I need much help in the parenting arena!

  38. matt says:


  39. Christina Deasty says:

    I have 2 sons, by adoption and look after 2 little girls every day. It is so important to me to raise my kids in a way that glorifies God. Of course, sometimes I fail, but God is good. I would love to read this book to help give me ideas on how to raise my boys better. Thanks for your posts, they have been very helpful

  40. David Murphy says:

    As a leader in our church’s family ministry, this is the kind of resource that I would like to read so that I can pass on the principles to others as well as confidently recommend the resource to them.

  41. Heather says:

    I would love to read this book. As parents of four children, we’ve enjoyed reading Grace-Based Parenting and would like to read this one as well.

  42. Anita says:

    I posted some of the book on my fb status and it started a whole conversation about what truly “great” is vs successful people. Very interesting. I want to read the rest. Unemployed mom of two, divorced and going back to school in the fall after losing job. Trying to show by example.

  43. Anita says:

    ps. I also participated in the raising kids with grace workshop and 5 conversations to have with your daughter at two different local churches that sponsored your workshops. Great!!!

  44. Nike says:

    I would love to win this book. I’ve been a fan of y’all, your books, newsletter, conferences, etc. which influenced how I raised my boys and now am using your God-given principles to mentor local MOPs groups and women at my local ZPregnancy Resource Center.

  45. kelli says:

    This is one of yours I have yet to read. Difficult days under our roof and need to read this! Thanks for the giveaway.

  46. kelli says:

    I like on Facebook!