This collection of prayerful meditations, inspiring quotes, and guiding scriptures helps new parents explore what happens when unsuspecting adults have their first baby—a child who proceeds to revolutionize their total outlook on the world. Authors Gerald and Sara Wenger Shenk look at how children draw security from their parents, how love is passed from generation to generation, and how God is part of this sacred work. Intended for both parents, Meditations for New Parents portrays how God is an ever watchful and loving parent, giving new mothers and fathers the confidence and strength to carry on.
While the covers have been updated, the interior content purposely retains the original language and beautiful sentiments of the original authors.
This series will appeal especially to traditional parents with a strong faith background who endeavor to raise their families in positive ways.
Gerald Shenk and his wife Sara were quickly smitten with a rich and abiding love when each of their three children were born. Out of their experience as new parents they wrote several books on parenting and family life. They live in Elkhart, Ind. where Gerald serves as a development officer and professor.
Sara Wenger Shenk is a theologian, preacher, and the author of six books. She served as president of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) for almost ten years, where her blog, Practicing Reconciliation, was lauded as a steady and deeply theological resource in anxious and polarized times. Shenk earned degrees from Eastern Mennonite University, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. For nine years, she and her husband, Gerald Shenk, served as students and teachers in the former Yugoslavia, and she has served on the faculty and administration of Eastern Mennonite Seminary.
<p>“Parenthood is an experience like none other, radically reorienting your priorities and rhythms. The authors reassure parents they are not alone on this daunting journey.”</p>
~Hannah Heinzekehr, Reviews
<p>“This classic Meditations series has already spoken to millions of readers, helping parents prayerfully welcome children into their lives.”</p>
~Dr. Kevin Leman, Reviews