About the Book
Book: Considering Others
Author: Jungu Olobia
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Living / Personal Growth
Release Date: March 4, 2019
Good manners and etiquette begin in the home, or wherever a child is taught or mentored. From an early age, children learn how to behave, and as they grow, how to interact in their relationships at school, church, and in their communities. Though etiquette varies between cultures, practicing good manners is a kindness that extends across cultures, because the way we treat one another matters.
We want to raise and train our children in safe, healthy environments, but the daily encounters of a fallen world make it challenging. Much has been written on good etiquette, but this practical, captivating book points readers to Jesus Christ as the Lord and the Holy Spirit as the Teacher of good manners, clearly illustrating that the Bible is the Life Manual for good behavior that comes from God’s heart.
From biblical examples to personal examples, reflection verses and practical steps, and prayers and Scriptures to pray over children, Considering Others: Good Manners to Glorify God will help parents, teachers, and mentors shape and develop godly character and good manners in children so they may lead healthy, successful adult lives in their sphere of influence around the world. And there’s plenty of takeaways for adults too!
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About the Author
Jungu Olobia is a wife and mother, with two degrees in business and informational technology. A Sunday school teacher for over sixteen years, she teaches children ages three to twelve. She enjoys volunteering in her children’s school and in her community. She and her pediatrician husband live with their two sons in Keller, Texas.
More from Jungu
As parents and guardians, we want to raise and train our children in safe, healthy environments, but the daily encounters of a fallen world make it very challenging. Much has been written on good etiquette, but how many books point to Jesus Christ as the Lord and the Holy Spirit as the Teacher of good manners? After almost two decades serving and teaching as a Sunday school teacher, about a decade working in an IT position at a College, and with much encouragement from my beloved pastors and family, I wrote Considering Others: Good Manners to Glorify God. Thank you so much for joining me today! It has been such a privilege and honor to be with you. We all love and care for our children very much, so thank you for allowing me to talk about my book, Considering Others: Good Manners to Glorify God. Writing my first book has been a walk of faith that has been both painful and joyous as I found out a lot more about my family history and how much I needed to pray! Thank God, however, for His love and gift of His son, our Lord Jesus.
Here is a question for us: What legacy do we want to leave our children? Proverbs 13:22 tells us that good people leave an inheritance to their descendants. That scripture speaks to more than a financial or natural inheritance. It also speaks to passing on virtues that build character.
Q&A with Jungu Olobia
- Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Writing energizes me. When I write I’m like a child in a candy store; everything is a sweet world of new revelation and great adventure.
- How did writing this book grow you spiritually?
I did a lot of biblical research including using the Bible concordance and studying the original biblical languages in Hebrew and Greek. All that research has given me a greater understanding of God’s Word and His great love for us.
- What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I love to cook for family and friends.
- What is the most difficult part about writing for you?
Remembering and researching family history took a lot of prayer because some of the material was very disturbing, painful and difficult to write about. Nevertheless, I was able to bring the shock and the trauma to God in prayer, plus, I understand better why, for example, I struggled with insecurity issues for so long. It has also been a great opportunity to pray for my unsaved family members in an even more focused and intent way, and, at the same time extend love, grace and mercy to them. In addition, I’m a better, more mature Christian for writing this book.
- How do you do research for your books?
- Various Bible versions to get a better or deeper understanding of a story, a character or topic.
- Online Christian resources such as the biblegateway.com
- The Bible Concordance.
- Other authors’ books and works such us by Derek Prince, my personal favorite.
- Medical studies and journals by the American College of Pediatrics. I also leaned on my husband’s pediatric experience and knowledge.
- Family and national history.
- Other studies and journals on education, family, by respected study-groups, colleges, etc.
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