Instructing a Child's Heart

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Instructing a Child's Heart is essential to Shepherding a Child's Heart. The instruction that you provide for them not only informs their mind; it is directed to persuading their hearts of the wisdom and truthfulness of God's ways. Impress truth on the hearts of your children, not to control or manage them, but to point them to the greatest joy and happiness that they can experience-delighting in God and the goodness of his ways.

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Instructing a Child's Heart is essential to Shepherding a Child's Heart. The instruction that you provide for them not only informs their mind; it is directed to persuading their hearts of the wisdom and truthfulness of God's ways. Impress truth on the hearts of your children, not to control or manage them, but to point them to the greatest joy and happiness that they can experience-delighting in God and the goodness of his ways.

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Tim Challies
"This is not a book that tells you how to control or manipulate your children so that they will spend their lives living in an irrational fear of a domineering parent or a hostile deity. Instead, it is a book that teaches parents to gently but consistently build into children a worldview that begins with the heart and that focuses on God and on His glory. We've waited a long time for the follow-up to Shepherding a Child's Heart. I believe most parents will feel the wait has been well worth it."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981540009
  • Publisher: Shepherd Press Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 334,756
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     9
The Call to Formative Instruction
Life Is a Classroom     15
Five Goals for Formative Instruction     23
The Call to Formative Instruction     31
Introduction to Formative Instruction
Three Principles for Communicating Formative Instruction     47
Getting to the Heart of Behavior     51
The Sowing and Reaping Principle of Scripture     63
Authority Is God's Plan     79
Giving Children a Vision for the Glory of God     93
Wisdom and Foolishness     111
Complete in Christ     123
The Importance of the Church     133
Application of Formative Instruction
Getting from Behavior to the Heart     147
Corrective Discipline-Applying the Sowing and Reaping Principle of Scripture     155
Communication     169
The Centrality of the Gospel     179
Notes     188

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