Discover the most important part of parenting

My First, Second & Third Attempts at Parenting

By Steve Murrell
My First, Second & Third Attempts at Parenting is not a how-to book. It’s a collection of stories and reflections designed to help you discover the elusive, yet most important, part of parenting—the heart. Chapter by chapter, story by story, we will examine God’s heart towards children, our hearts as parents, and how we can prepare our children’s hearts to know and love their heavenly Father.

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About the author


Steve Murrell is the cofounder and president of Every Nation Churches & Ministries, a church planting movement with a vision to plant churches and campus ministries in every nation. So far, Every Nation has planted churches in sixty-nine countries.

In 1984, Steve and his wife, Deborah, went to the Philippines for a thirty-day mission trip that turned into thirty years and counting. They are the founding pastors of Victory Manila, one church that meets in fifteen congregations across Metro Manila and has planted churches in over sixty Philippine cities and twenty-two nations. Today, Victory has more than 8,000 discipleship groups that meet in coffee shops, offices, campuses, and homes throughout Metro Manila.

Steve is the author of WikiChurch and 100 Years From Now, and coauthor of The Purple Book, a foundational Bible study with more than one million copies in print.

Steve serves on the board of the Real LIFE Foundation, a Christian nonprofit that seeks to provide underprivileged Filipino youth with a better future by transforming their communities and giving them access to a good education.

After living in the Philippines for twenty-four years, Steve and Deborah now split their time between Manila and Nashville. Their first, second, and third attempts at parenting were born and raised in the Philippines and now reside in the United States.

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The Heart Of Parenting

Steve Murrell brings us right to the heart of parenting. In this message, he candidly shares his own stories as a father to three very different boys. Practical, humorous, and encouraging, this Parenting Seminar inspires both parents and non-parents alike to shape a child's heart by knowing the heart of God and having the heart of God.

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