Parenting Book Cover

At the beginning of the month, a few hundred of you helped me (and my publisher) choose a cover for my upcoming parenting book. It’s time to show you those results, as well as the final cover!

We showed you four possible ideas, and asked for your comments. Even though a number of you favored the cover with the teenager on the front, the overwhelming majority of you liked the one with burnt toast and offered some great comments about color, design, etc. All good ideas, indeed.

We took those comments and the team has made some tweaks, finally coming up with a really good final cover. (And for those of you who really liked the other covers– no worries– I think you’ll still enjoy the content of the book!)  🙂

Many of you have asked… so here’s a peek at the final cover below, and a glimpse at the Table of Contents as it sits right now. The T.O.C. can still change a bit. I have six of these chapters written and am working steady on finishing the rest.

The will hit the shelves in spring, 2011. I’ll keep you all posted as I make progress on it, especially as we launch www.TheSource4Parents.com in the next few weeks.

Thank you all so much for your help!

FINAL COVER

Table of Contents
  
Introduction—I’ll Never Do That with My Kids
 
CHAPTER ONE:
Blemished—Life Lessons
 
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Building Relationships
 
CHAPTER TWO:
Can I Even Make a Difference?—The Weight of Parental Influence
 
CHAPTER THREE:
Be There—Discovering Quality Time
 
CHAPTER FOUR:
Hot Tubs and Nail Salons—Arenas Where Communication is Cultivated
 
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Teaching Values
 
CHAPTER FIVE:
Raising the Bar—Teaching Our Kids Lasting Values
 
CHAPTER SIX:
Dad, Can I Download this Song?—Applying Discernment in Day to Day Decisions
 
CHAPTER SEVEN:
Do It or…or Else I’ll…—Discipline and Follow Through
 
CHAPTER EIGHT:
I Want to Be Like You Dad and Mom—Imperfect Parents Inspiring by Example Regardless
 
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Letting Go
 
CHAPTER NINE:
Before They’re Gone—Raising Up “Daniels”
 
CHAPTER TEN:
Am I Too Late?—Last Minute Efforts

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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One Response to Parenting Book Cover

  1. Matt Furby says:

    I love it Jon! Also, the table of contents has me pumped! I can’t wait to read this!