Wife of Or, 12/19/2009
"The Pursuit of Godly seed" by Denny Kenaston. You have to order it from the publisher www.charityministries.org
The pursuit of Godly seed book changed my entire life. I give out copies whenever I can.
This is nothing short of child abuse promotion. I have 9 children and have never had cause or desire to harm my children in this way. This approach is an absolute disgrace, a distortion of the bible in the the most insulting way and the most deluded way of child rearing I think I have read of in the last 2 centuries. We do not require a trip back to the dark ages. Children are unbeatable. I have had to give this book a star rating - its not worth anything like the 1 awarded.
Loving parent of UK, 10/16/2008
This book is testimony only to the cruelty that still survives in the name of God and Love. It is a tragedy that this book has been written and published. Read it at your peril, for it will surely make your blood boil if you have an ounce of human compassion and peace in your heart. This is very sick. God help the children raised in such a barbaric manner.
Concerned Parent and Grandparent of UK, 10/16/2008
What a nauseating book!
I am not sure whether to feel pity for these child-abusers (of much the same kind I would feel for a rabid dog - sorry for their plight, but determined never to let them near any child) or simply horror at such apparently wilful wickedness. If this is a Christian approach, then Christianity must abandon all pretension to any doctrine of love.
Ashamed to be called a Christian of United Kingdom, 10/16/2008
How can parents advocate violence against even new borns? Children have rights & should be protected by adults from this type of treatment. The book does not desererve publication, & the Pearls certainly should not benefit from the sales. I had to give a star rating. I'd compare this 1 star book to bubonic plague as a 5 star alternative.
Concerned Parent of UK, 10/16/2008
This is awful, children do not need this treatment! a child is not an animal.. and I wouldn'd treat an animal like this either! Only one reason to be glad this is here.. it gives us reasonable loveing parents in the UK chance to say.. YOUR METHODS ARE APPALLING.. NEITHER YOUR ORGANISATION NOR YOUR BOOK IS WELCOME IN THE UK!... here's hopeing your own government see's this and does something about your organisation.
In the days we have come to appreciate that children and all humans should have respect and be treated as human beings and an individuals in their own rights, this book represents nothing more then a breach in childrens' rights and the Convention of human rights should be addressing issues, such as books like this being published on the open market...
Should Have Minus 5 Stars!!!
Disgusted of UK, 10/16/2008
The Pearls advocate treating your children as belonging to a lower class, to be cowed into submission and kept there. They recommend you use a willow withe to prevent a 5 month old climbing stairs(have they never heard of safety gates?). They also insist if a child does not willingly submit to 'lashes' then the number of lashes should increase until the child does submit willingly. These people should be reported to the authorities not published. A truly loving parent should respect their children's autonomous choices, not repress them.
Jemima Eaves, 10/16/2008
A disgusting and tragic interpretation of biblical discipline. I am ashamed to call myself a Christian if that's what the Pearls call themselves. I serve the God of the Bible through His son Jesus Christ and nothing that I have read in the Bible supports this. God desires that we should do everything we can to help our children bloom and blossom and nothing to crush their spirits. "But if anyone causes one of these little ones who trust in me to lose faith it would be better for that person to be thrown into the sea with a large milstone tied round his neck" Matthew 18:6 A more fitting end for the Pearls and their ministry I cannot imagine!
Sickened Parent, 10/16/2008
The philosophy and methods of the Pearls are utterly abhorrent. I have spent a great many hours researching the Pearls' website, DVDs and books and I can honestly say that their approach is nothing short of abusive. To deliberately place a tempting article in the way of a baby so that you can then spank or thump the child for reaching for it, or to give a six year old ten lashes per day because you think he is a liar but have never caught him lying - can only be described as abuse - such practises cannot be excused or justified. I was hit with a belt by my own father - a practise the Pearls recommend for older children. Nevertheless, I did not visit such abuse on my own children nor did I ever seek to "break their wills", yet we have no battles in our house. We work on mutual trust and mutual respect and I value my childrens' autonomy instead of seeking to crush it. Girls who are physically abused by their parents are being set up for abusive men. Boys who are abused by their parents are being set up to be abusers. We are responsible for the choices we make. Make a positive choice not to view your children as the enemy and buy a different book. Try Jan Fortune-Wood to find a radical alternative.