Raising Children to Adore God: Instilling Lifelong Passion for Worship by Patrick Kavanaugh, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Raising Children to Adore God: Instilling Lifelong Passion for Worship

Raising Children to Adore God: Instilling Lifelong Passion for Worship

by Patrick Kavanaugh
     
 
From the author of Worship: A Way of Life comes this biblical, inspirational resource on how to nurture a heart of worship in children. Patrick Kavanaugh offers creative tools and strategies for helping kids, from preschoolers to college age, develop a lifelong passion for God.

Moms and dads will find dozens of specific ideas for making family devotional

Overview

From the author of Worship: A Way of Life comes this biblical, inspirational resource on how to nurture a heart of worship in children. Patrick Kavanaugh offers creative tools and strategies for helping kids, from preschoolers to college age, develop a lifelong passion for God.

Moms and dads will find dozens of specific ideas for making family devotional times both meaningful and fun. And parents and church workers will find practical insights on encouraging children to enjoy church and participate wholeheartedly in corporate worship. Raising Children to Adore God also shows how to lead children beyond the Sunday morning church service into worship seven days a week. Families will discover how to enter into God's presence during the daily routine of life, so that when children leave home they take a strong, passionate faith along with them.

Editorial Reviews

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Here are two books providing parents with background information and practical advice on raising their children to be serious Christians. As a former principal and teacher in Christian schools and the current director of a summer arts camp, Kavanaugh has the background to offer advice on the subject here and in his other publications (including nine books and articles in both Christianity Today and Focus on the Family). He specifically aims to help parents raise worshipful children. Being worshipful does not only mean going to church on Sundays. It means developing a relationship with God and living in the awareness of God's presence. To raise children to have a deep relationship with God, parents first have to know their children and themselves and must teach by the way that they live their lives. Thus chapters have titles such as "Modeling a Lifestyle of Worship Before Our Children," "Knowing Your Children," and "Family Devotionals." Parents should not leave this task to school or church, and this book will help them do their part. The Parshalls also aim to help parents raise children who will have a solid relationship with Jesus. They use an old classic as their guide, John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, wherein the Christian life is presented as a journey. Bunyan's pilgrim, Christian, encounters on his journey such characters as Evangelist, Obstinate, Goodwill, and Hypocrisy and visits places such as the Slough of Despond and the paths of Danger and Destruction. Bunyan's work was first published in 1678, but the temptations, trials, graceful helps, and encouragement he offered then remain strong today. These lessons are modernized by the authors, as they draw lessons and principles from Bunyan's work to guide today's parents. Both books are directed especially but not exclusively to evangelical Christians and can find a place in appropriate collections of religious literature on parenting.-John Moryl, Yeshiva Univ. Lib., New York Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800793302
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.47(d)

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