Belonging and Becoming: Creating a Thriving Family
Many of us feel overwhelmed about the prospect of raising children in our high-performance, rapid-pace culture. Reflecting on difficulties from our own families of origin can increase our doubt and insecurity about being a good parent. Positive examples of family...
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Many of us feel overwhelmed about the prospect of raising children in our high-performance, rapid-pace culture. Reflecting on difficulties from our own families of origin can increase our doubt and insecurity about being a good parent. Positive examples of family life can seem few and far between. Mark and Lisa Scandrette understand these challenges, and in Belonging and Becoming they cast a compelling vision of what the family can be. They offer wisdom from the joys and struggles of their own life, and practical guidance for creating a healthy and deeply rooted family culture. Whether you've been a parent for some time, you're just starting out, or you're only starting to think about it, this book will inspire you to take new steps toward family thriving. Now more than ever, we need a new vision for family that is creative, intentional, soulful, and globally aware. This book offers just that. Its goal is a thriving family, where each member is loved and supported to become all they were made to be for the good of the world.
Mark Scandrette (www.markscandrette.com) is the author of Soul Graffitti: Making a Life in the Way of Jesus (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love (InterVarsity Press, 2011) and the executive director and cofounder of ReIMAGINE (www.reimagine.org), a center for spiritual formation in San Francisco that sponsors city-based learning initiatives, peer learning groups, and The Jesus Dojo, a year-long intensive formation process inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus. Mark is a founding member of SEVEN, a monastic community working as advocates for holistic and integrative Christian spirituality. Mark is also a senior fellow with Emergent (www.emergentvillage.com), a growing generative friendship among missional Christian leaders.
Lisa makes a life in the Mission District of San Francisco with her husband Mark and their three children. She is administration and hospitality coordinator for ReIMAGINE, a center for integral Christian practice with a mission to help people become more fully human through engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus. She spends her time teaching kids, facilitating workshops and creating with her hands, and she specializes in living simply and offering care and hospitality. Lisa is coauthor of FREE: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most with husband Mark Scandrette.