Family Trees & Olive Branches
by Christina Hergenrader
Your family tree might have some unsightly blemishes that no one likes talking about. Maybe your family tree is stunted or warped. Is your family tree a mighty oak or a palm tree? No matter what, your family tree has influenced you in many ways, whether you recognize it or not. Why not have a family tree grown in grace? But how do you create a culture of grace? In this book, Christina Hergenrader shows readers how to grow in that grace and extend it to your immediate family and beyond.
I recently read a book about how to speak to your children that led me feeling guilty, not empowered. The book lacked any forgiveness. I didn’t recommend the book.
This book is the exact opposite of that one. Hergenrader has written a book soaked in the Gospel. She constantly reminds the reader that their identity is “child of God” and it is based on what Jesus has done, not on what we do. She begins, ends, and revels throughout in the Gospel. And throughout, she unpacks what the Gospel means as we live with our families. (more…)