“Raising Godly Children” is an excellent approach to raising children. While it is not filled with an exposition of Scripture or hundreds of principles or techniques and methods, it does provide essentials for establishing children as arrows into the next generation. Currently, even the church is failing to launch children into the next generation as 80-90% of children are leaving the church when they graduate from high school. Ken and Steve Ham (brothers) highlight the crucial premise for raising godly children – build relationships with your children founded upon the authority of God’s Word. Parents have the privilege to give an inheritance from God for their children to live up to for their children. Thus they must be people who rely on God for building and protecting their family from the enemy’s deception and distractions in the world with a gratefulness of being called into fulfilling the great commission.
“Already Gone” by Ham and Beemer is a devastating, but realistic account of the state of youth leaving the church. As these authors analyzed the data, they discovered that the youth don’t leave when they turn 18, they have already made up their minds when they are in middle school. Continue reading
The book “Happy, Happy, Happy” by Phil Robertson is a quick read on the life of a real guy who is transparent about his faith, failures and foundation. He grew up with very little in the 1950s living like it was the 1850s in Northwest Louisiana. Continue reading
The book “You Never Stop Being a Parent, Jim Newheiser & Elyse Fitzpatrick” is packed with biblical wisdom for those who have raised their children, but realize their God-given responsibility and privilege to continue parenting. Parenting is never done, just as honoring father and mother is never completed. Continue reading
The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson was a simple, enjoyable and humorous read. Duck Dynasty has taken the country by storm as people have been fed up with all the cheesy and immoral sitcoms and have wanted something down to earth, real and honoring to the Lord. Continue reading
Home Grown by Karen Deboer is a good handbook for parenting if you are looking for creative ideas on parenting. She has her best intents in her authorship, however, there is a lack of biblical support. Continue reading
What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, by Girgis et al, is a secular defense for traditional marriage. It would seem difficult to leave the author of marriage, God, out of the picture on a defense for marriage, however, the authors have and provide many good points for their argument. Continue reading