Blog Tour Review: Parenting Principles by David A. Christensen

Parenting Principles blog tour

Parenting Principles: 31 Teachings to Raise Children in RighteousnessParenting Principles
31 Teachings to Raise Children in Righteousness
by David A. Christensen
Nonfiction, Parenting, Christian, LDS
Paperback, 128 Pages
March 10th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media


Give your children a bright future in today’s dark world. Parent with confidence and love with these inspiring stories, poignant personal experiences, quotes from prophets and apostles, and scriptures to study. This uplifting book includes a full month of daily devotionals you can read together and will help you establish the gospel habits your family needs for a lifetime of happiness.


My Review

I loved this parenting book! I loved that each principle roughly took up three to four pages (some shorter and some longer, but generally concise). Because it was simply presented with examples and applications, it kept me engaged. There was a quote or scriptural reference at the beginning of each section to focus on and draw from. I could think about the information without becoming numb to it or overwhelmed. Most of the information wasn't new, but I really liked how it was delivered. I also liked that it reminded me again and again that we aren't perfect. The home is really a laboratory where sometimes things don't work the way we thought they would, but that it's okay. We can start over with some adjustments or trying a new way of doing things that might work better for our individual families with the help of the spirit.

I loved this quote that the author shared from David A. Bednar:
     "A major reason the family is so important to the plan is really quite straightforward: it is the only place where we cannot hide from who we really are as we strive to become what we are destined to become."
(p. 11) 
If you're looking to for something to make you think, examine, realize the important role you play in the lives of your children and grand-children, and give yourself a kick-start on making some changes or improving, then I'd definitely recommend this book!

Content: Clean

Source: I would like to thank Cedar Fort for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

David A. Christensen’s love and enthusiasm for being a missionary was sparked in a missionary preparation class at Ricks College in the late 60s. His love and testimony for the Book of Mormon was ignited in a religion class the following semester. These two classes combined as a new beginning for what would one day become not only a passion but also the centerpiece of his professional contribution in the Church Education System and at Brigham Young University–Idaho. David has taught missionary preparation and Book of Mormon classes for over thirty years. His testimony and enthusiasm for the restored gospel was shared with missionaries and members in the Chile Santiago North Mission where he served as president, and again in Central America when he served as president of the Guatemala MTC. He counts his eight children and growing number of grandchildren as his most important converts, and his best friend and wife, Deena Bond Christensen, his eternal companion.


  1. I am doing this one too, I am hoping to stay caught up with my 2015 ARCs and get some older ones read too! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing, I'm totally in! :)

  3. I'd love to join, but just to be sure... does all copies provided by an author/publisher in exchange of a review counts or only ARCs?

  4. I have a ton to catch up with. I hope we both do well, Stormi!


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