Traveling a Pilgrim's Path: Preparing Your Child to Navigate the Journey of Faith

Traveling a Pilgrim's Path: Preparing Your Child to Navigate the Journey of Faith

by Craig Parshall, Janet Parshall
     
 

In Traveling a Pilgrim's Path, authors and cultural commentators Jan and Craig Parshall draw from the classic wisdom of Pilgrim's Progress to give parents on-target strategies and practical ideas for guiding children to make wise moral choices. This empowering book encourages parents to prepare their children for navigating life's journey with a steadySee more details below

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In Traveling a Pilgrim's Path, authors and cultural commentators Jan and Craig Parshall draw from the classic wisdom of Pilgrim's Progress to give parents on-target strategies and practical ideas for guiding children to make wise moral choices. This empowering book encourages parents to prepare their children for navigating life's journey with a steady sense of godly direction.

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781589970489
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 12 Years

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