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Homecoming Insider Giveaway - "Raising An Original"
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UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to this week's winner, Dorothy Douglas! If that is you, please see our reply to your comment below to find instructions for claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who entered, and keep reading the Homecoming Insider newsletter for more fun giveaways!

Welcome to this week's Homecoming Insider giveaway! Enter now for your chance to win the book Raising An Original (Zondervan), from Julie Lyles Carr, speaker, blogger and mother of eight. To enter, simply comment below and let us know why you'd like to win this book. Only one comment per person, please! The deadline for entering is this Sunday, Feb. 5, and our winner will be randomly chosen and posted to this page no later than Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

IMPORTANT: If you are the winner, we will notify you ONLY by posting your name on this page and announcing it in the next Homecoming Insider newsletter. It is your responsibility to check back here on or after Tuesday, Feb. 7, to see if you are the winner and get instructions for claiming your prize. If the winner has not claimed his or her prize within two weeks, it will be forfeited and may be featured in a future giveaway.

Here's a little more info about this week's prize:

Most Christian parents are bombarded with all kinds of advice and plans and programs for how to be a great parent. In parenting eight kids over the last twenty-five years, Julie Lyles Carr and her husband experienced plenty of opportunity for learning, but it was when they began to understand it was about parenting each child according to their own unique needs and personality style that something wonderful happened.

In Raising an Original, Carr helps to redefine the primary purpose of Christian parenting, this raising of the next generation. God has given each of our children specific gifts, abilities and capacities for specific purposes and He can equip parents to discover and support those powerful personality traits if they know where to look and how to respond. So many kids raised in Christian homes launch into their adult lives without any sense of knowing who they are called to be or what their mission on earth is. What if parents, teachers or mentors could help them discover the wondrous, unique threads woven within them that will enable them to see their part in the fabric of God’s universe? 
Readers of Raising an Original will be equipped to help their children:
Understand their unique strengths and the challenges associated with them
Discover their God-given gifts and how to use them for His glory
Succeed regardless of their circumstances
 
With a helpful and detailed Personality Trait Assessment Tool included as a major part of the book, readers will understand themselves, their parenting style, and their child better. They will also discover ways to improve their children’s communication within sibling groups and with parents themselves.
Readers will find freedom in discovering that God hasn’t asked them to raise perfect children; He’s asked them to uniquely raise purposed children.