This is the first book from Tyndale House that I have had an opportunity to review. I was pretty excited to begin reviewing for Tyndale since I am already part of both Thomas Nelson and Multnomah’s blog networks.
Technically, this book is part of one of Tyndale’s smaller imprints, Picket Fence Press. Picket Fence handles Tyndale’s family how-to publications, and this book is pretty much what you would expect from a family how-to book.
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The author, Kathy Peel, approaches the family as an organization, divides it into departments, and deals with task lists and job sharing. Because I’m more of a laissez-faire manager, it was a little too corporate for me; but I can certainly see the logic behind it.
The book is well organized and clearly thought out. One of the features were the vignettes from Kathy’s husband, Bill. He often added some male insight into Kathy’s system, and at least for me (I am a man after all) clarifying what she was getting at.
Overall, I think the book is what it is. There’s nothing extraordinary in the book and the content is nothing that hasn’t been said before. That does not mean it is not a good book. It isn’t bad as self-help books go.
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There are some new rules for how we do these reviews, so I am compelled by the FTC to tell all of you that I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House. Why the FTC cares is beyond me, but that’s America.