Bruderhof leader's parenting book available free of charge
Published: May 17, 2012
RIFTON, N.Y. (CNS) -- A Bruderhof leader's new parenting book, "Why Children Matter," is being offered free of charge to any reader who requests it. In the first week after its release, Plough Publishing House went back to press four times to meet the demand for Johann Christoph Arnold's new book, with more than 68,000 copies requested. A copy of "Why Children Matter" also was sent to the bishop of every Catholic diocese in the U.S. offering them as many copies as they feel they can use. By mid-May more than 30 bishops had responded. In a foreword, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said Arnold "provides a much-needed perspective on marriage and an approach to child rearing that is at once time-tested and completely up-to-date, and solidly grounded in faith. As the fabric of family, and society, is challenged, he offers up concrete steps to bolster and encourage those parents who want to pass on to their children the values their parents gave them," the cardinal added. Father Benedict Groeschel, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, also endorsed the book, saying it shows "the beauty of fatherhood and motherhood, the joy and profound importance of being a parent." To request a copy of "Why Children Matter," visit www.WhyChildrenMatter.com.
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