Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Family Driven Faith

I just finished this book last night. Loved it! Here is a little bit:
More teens are turning away from the faith than ever before: it is estimated that 75 to 88% of Christian teens walk away from Christianity by the end of their freshman year of college. Something must be done. Family Driven Faith equips Christian parents with the tools they need to raise children biblically in a post-Christian, anti-family society. Voddie Baucham, who with his wife has overcome a multi-generational legacy of broken and dysfunctional homes, shows that God has not left us alone in raising godly children. He has given us timeless precepts and principles for multi-generational faithfulness, especially in Deuteronomy 6. God's simple command to Moses to teach the Word diligently to the children of Israel serves as the foundation of Family Driven Faith.
I would love to give you bits and pieces of what I thought was so great but frankly there is just too much. Ron and I were reading this together but I sped on ahead of him because I was so excited and encouraged by what I read. After being involved with youth ministry for the past 10 years I can say that what Dr. Baucham talks about with the state of the family and youth of today is completely true and accurate. I pray that as a people of faith we wake up and do something about it before it is too late.


Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Ooooh...looks good! :)

Leslie said...

That sounds like a VERY worthwhile read...eternal value.

Tricia said...

I would really like to check this out. I am always thinking and wondering what more we as parents can do with and for our kids spiritually. I certainly don't want my kids to fall into the statistics of those who fall away. We should get together some time and have a good chat about all this. :)

Jeanine said...

Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the tip!

Lori said...

hey jill,
i found wi-fi in the library here so hellooooooeveryone!!!!
(pass it along)
I'll catch you when I get back!!!!!


Beth said...

I would love to read this book. Sounds like a great book for discussion.

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Sounds like a great book to read!

Melinda said...

I loved this book and also highly recommend it. Also if you haven't heard Voddie speak on the "Centrility of the Home" it is an excellent message.