Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: Finding Peace When a Child Chooses Another Path by Robin Zenger Baker

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Finding Peace When a Child Chooses Another Path by Robin Zenger Baker
Paperback, 112 pages
Publication: September 8th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media 
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Keep your family strong in spite of everything. This loving look at how to react when your children exercise their agency in the wrong way is perfect for parents and grandparents alike. Learn how to set boundaries, when to intervene, and what you can do to show love and make peace with their choices. Uplifiting and encouraging, this book will bring you the seemingly elusive peace and hope during your times of trial.

My Review:
I wish that this wasn't a book that applies to me personally, but it is. This is a fairly recent situation for my family to be in and it's very hard to know how to shed the guilt and to move forward with peace.
Ms. Baker found herself with a couple of children who had strayed from their religious beliefs and made it a personal quest to find others in a similar situation, share their stories of how to deal with it, and to compile the information in a way that can help and uplift the many, many, many of us who suffer, whether in silence or vocally. 

I love the way the book is written. Personal stories are written and interspersed with scripture or church leader quotes and references. I know I feel a lot better about myself and my family after reading this. I love the messages of hope and acceptance that flow throughout the pages.

This is a great read for anyone who struggles with children going astray from parental religion/beliefs, but is mostly written for an LDS audience.

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About the Author:

Robin Zenger Baker has a psychology degree from Stanford University, an Organizational Behavior Master’s degree from BYU, and a PhD in Organizational Strategy from UCLA. She is currently studying Family Therapy and Counseling at UMass Boston. She has written for the Ensign magazine, and has edited and co-authored multiple publications in the field of organizational behavior. She is a past president of the BYU Alumni Association Boston chapter, and currently works to raise funds for local inner city youth to attend church schools.


  1. I'll be reading this and reviewing Sunday, so I'm glad you liked it. :)

    1. I can't wait to see what you think of it! I think it really hit me (in a good way) because I'm one of those moms dealing with this.