About the book
After raising 5 children Rowley sat down and helped by his wife JoAnn, does a wonderful job communicating some very simple yet extremely important ideas for raising a family. As a result, his thoughts, intuition, and experiences unfold in a way that feel like a conversation around the kitchen table.
Without being preachy or directive, Rowley shares telling insights with examples to help in your role as parents. He prompts you to think about exploring concepts in your family such as loving one another, making little things count, realizing that suffering has value, reaching out to one another, and learning from one another. The thoughts are illustrated with numerous examples often taken from Rowley’s own experience. On the one hand it may appear as plain, simple, common sense parenting. Taken on another level, it can be seen as a valuable philosophical reflection on the kind of parent you want to become and the values you want to instill in your children. In reading this book I hope you will discover that there is a joy in parenting that only self-giving can bring
I read the book 5 Steps to Great Parenting, and I have to say what I liked best was the true simplicity of the message. I felt as if I were sitting in the Rowley’s living room while reading it. It contains concrete examples without pretending to have a picture perfect family. It portrayed real life.