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Discovering the Joy of ParentingDiscovering the Joy of Parenting was developed by Barbara Bauman (Asian Access Japan) and Saori Tatsuno (fellow church member and Japanese ministry partner) during seven years of leading parenting classes with Japanese mothers. It is published in a fully bilingual English/Japanese format (with the exception of our downloadable English outlines). Books can be ordered directly from Family Forum Japan or through Christian bookstores in Japan. To see the table of contents, read the usage suggestions, and view lesson one in both Japanese and English, please take advantage of our downloadable sample portion.

Discussion questions at the end of each lesson encourage interaction with the biblical principles. Each lesson includes a simple one page outline of the lesson in Japanese with room for notes. English outlines are available as a free download.

Revised edition. ©2007, standard B5 , soft cover, 137 pages.

Endorsements for Discovering the Joy of Parenting

This has been one of the most useful books we’ve found for raising our own children. It brings in the element most lacking in parenting in Japan—JOY! We have used this book in parenting classes with mothers and fathers for more than 10 years. The content is accessible and practical even for those who come into contact with the Bible for the first time.

—Kenichi Shinagawa, General Secretary, Japan Evangelical Association

わが家の子育てで最も役立った本の一つです。日本の子育てに一番足りない「喜び」をもたらしてくれます!子育て中のお母さん、お父さんたちとの学び会でも10年以上使ってきました。初めて聖書の御言葉に触れる人にもとっつきやすく実用的な内容だと思います。

品川謙一 総主事 日本福音同盟

Insightful, practical, and based on the Scriptures. We have used this book numerous times in our church’s monthly Parents and Toddlers class and found it very helpful.

—Mizue Uchida, pastor’s wife, Maebashi Christ Church (JECA)

みことばに基づいた、洞察に満ち、実際的なテキスト。私たちの教会で月に一回持たれる「親と子の集い」ではこのテキストを繰り返し用いて、大いに助けられています。

内田みずえ 日本福音キリスト教会連合 前橋キリスト教会 牧師夫人

Discovering the Joy of Parenting offers positive, user-friendly, and practical content for parents, grandparents, and all who work with children. This book is a precious gift to the Japanese family.

—Timothy Cole, Education Director, Family Forum Japan

見つけた!子育ての喜び はお父さん、お母さん、おじいちゃん、おばあちゃんたちに肯定的な、プラクティカルで、使いやすい内容を提供しています。この本は日本の家庭への素晴らしいプレゼントです。

テモテ・コール、ファミリー・フォーラム・ジャパン教育局長