Book Review: Raising Godly Children in an ungodly World by Ken Ham and Steve Ham

“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.

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Book Review: Already Gone by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer

“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

Book Review: You Never Stop Being a Parent, Jim Newheiser & Elyse Fitzpatrick, P & R Publishing, © 2010

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

Book Review: What is Marriage? by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George

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

Book Review: Our 24 Family Ways by Clay Clarkson

Our 24 Family Ways by Clay Clarkson is an extremely helpful tool for dads (and moms) to establish good biblical principles for the family and lead their families in devotions.  The principles cover 24 essential areas of life in the categories of 1) authority; 2) possessions; 3) relationships; 4) work; 5) attitudes; and 6) choices. Continue reading

Book Review: Reaching the Heart of Your Teen by Gary Ezzo

Reaching the Heart of Your Teen by Gary Ezzo is a great tool to raise a teen. Too many focus on the behavior of their teen when they really need to reach the heart of their teen. Too many in the world want to hit the fast forward button when a child hits 15 and release the button when the child turns 18.  Continue reading

Book Review: Forever & Always: No Matter What by Jeff and Erin Miller

Forever & Always: No Matter What by Jeff and Erin Miller is an excellent short book on how God can strengthen a marriage in spite of having an autistic child.  Their child, Owen, screamed for 18 hours a day and slept for six. That would test any marriage.  Jeff describes basic information about autism and then the struggles he faced with Erin in marriage. He also gives the real life story of how many ways other people lacked compassion for the few moments they were around Owen, not understanding autism or God’s plan with it.

Why did God allow Owen to be born with Autism?  Jeff and Erin accepted the sovereignty of God that it was their opportunity to glorify God through reflecting His love for Owen.  Jeff and then Erin reveal their heart for God, because they understand God’s heart for them.

Jeff and Erin are vulnerable as well as real.  They love Owen, because they love Owen.  They know God’s tremendous love for them.  So they accept Owen as a gift from God and are using the opportunity to raise Owen to the glory of God as well as equip others to honor the Lord in their challenges. 

This book is printed by Focus Publishing.