A while back I reviewed a book by Dave Stone titled Building Family Ties with Faith, Love, & Laughter. It was and excellent read! So I was very excited to recently read another book by Dave, Raising Your Kids To Love The Lord.
As a follower of Christ, it is so important to me to pass my faith on to my children, to raise them to know Christ personally, and to follow His ways. Sometimes our good intentions get lost in the daily-ness of life though and we are just struggling to get to bedtime each day so we can collapse in our own bed, exhausted.
In this book Dave gives many practical applications on how we can live out our faith in our every day circumstances. (That's one thing I really like about Dave's books, the practical applications!). Some chapters are written for parents in general, but he specifically addresses moms in one and dads in another.
I love his use of personal examples and stories. He comes across in a very down-to-earth and sincere way that makes you feel like you really can take his advice and apply it and succeed.
The topics discussed in this book include:
- getting your priorities right ("top button truths")
- character ("who you are when no one is watching")
- setting limits ("the most powerful word")
- teaching God's Word ("the one essential book")
- discipline ("the key")
- "a mother's heart"
- "a father's gifts"
- spiritual role models ("sharing the load")
- modeling Christ ("the spittin' image")
- prayer ("the last word")
Even though this is a small and relatively easy book to read, don't let that trick you into thinking it's just "fluff". It is chock-full of wisdom straight from the Word of God. If you are struggling as a parent or just needing some encouragement in this area, I definitely recommend checking it out.
You can purchase this book through Christianbook.com in hardcover for $10.99 or in Kindle version through Amazon.com for $9.99.
Disclaimer: I received a digital version of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. No other compensation was received.