The Faithful Parent: A Biblical Guide to Raising a Familyby Martha Peace, Stuart Scott
Parents and children need a lot of help from the One who is perfect and who understands our needGod himself. Peace and Scott emphasize your family's most important relationship: its relationship with God.
They cover the "water front" of biblical parenting from infancy to adolescence and then even deal with some special cases such as single parenting, blended family situations, being a grandparent, and how to handle those times when things don’t go as planned.
Now, with the publication of The Faithful Parent, when someone asks me to recommend a biblically-based book that provides practical guidelines for parenting in the different phases of a child’s life, I am glad that I can, and do, wholeheartedly recommend this book as an answer to their quest and question. Thank you Stuart and Martha for providing a parenting book that is biblical, practical and specific.
This book can also be especially encouraging to parents whose adult children have strayed from the faith they once embraced. It is a call to remain faithful to God’s Word in the form of daily applications which can help any believing parent to continue to be a godly influence in the lives of their wayward children.
We highly recommend “The Faithful Parent” to all, and especially to those who do not yet have children, as they will be greatly impacted in learning to raise children for the glory of God.
I so appreciate the authors’ desire to start (and end through an expanded appendix) the book with a strong effort to frame their entire parental approach around the truth of Jesus’ death and resurrection for sinners like us and our children.
Frankly, without a clear and compelling spiritual focus for parents within the milieu of shattered, broken lives like ours and our children’s, which are then sovereignly and graciously brought to Christ and His truth, our parenting can quickly become nothing more than mere religious sloganeering and token moralism.
Further, this kind of popular mechanical approach even to so-called “Christian parenting” these days actually loses sight of the goal for all truly Christian parenting that God would be glorified in all things and that we as parents would strive to discipline and instruct our kids “in the Lord.” This God-centered, Christ-exalting, Scripture-based teaching on parenting is what excites me about The Faithful Parent. Read this excellent book with an anticipated joy and believe me, you won’t be disappointed!”
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Meet the Author
Martha Peace is a certified biblical counselor and conference speaker, as well as a best-selling author. She lives with her husband, Sanford, in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Stuart Scott (MDiv, Grace Theological Seminary; DMin, Covenant Theological Seminary) is a board member of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors and associate professor of biblical counseling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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