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Disciple Like Jesus for Parents Paperback – February 9, 2010
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 11.4 ounces
- Paperback : 223 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1879737761
- Publisher : Calvary Press (February 9, 2010)
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- ISBN-10 : 1879737760
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,169,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In America today, children control more of their instruction and teaching than they should. Parents, with no established religion or faith of their own, allow children to make up their own minds about what is truth and what is not.
Many think that America began its recent decline when prayer was taken out of school. We blame the politics of the day and accept the continual degradation of our quality of life as if there is nothing we can do.
There is much we can do.
Proverbs 4:13 urges us to `Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.' In Disciple Like Jesus for Parents: Following Jesus' Method and Enjoying the Blessings of Children by Alan Melton and Paul Dean, the focus is on protecting our children by way of instruction.
This book begins with the need for biblical instruction (Part One) and moves on to an examination of how Jesus taught his disciples (Parts Two through Five) giving tips, advice, and practical ways parents today can model their parenting skills to that of Jesus.
The advice given in this book is not specific to a certain age group, though there are portions that specifically address certain age groups. Written to two parent homes as well as single parent homes, the focus is on creating a godly example for children to follow just as Jesus did.It is a lifestyle that children will not only learn but see lived out by the parents.
We often learn more from teaching than we do from being taught. If the reader of this book applies these principles, they may find a deeper relationship with Jesus as well. I was encouraged to see there were some hard truths in this book. Teaching our children of wisdom and honor, we can claim the promise found in Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Sound practical advice, well written, I highly recommend it. To learn more about the authors and their ministry, visit their website at [...].
The review copy of this book was provided free of charge by the author and donated to the library of Westwood Baptist Church.
Some books out there make it seem like we have to keep our children in a bubble in order to protect them. This book offers solid advice on equipping our children and helps us as parents realize that we were never the protector in the first place.
For me, the book is a reality check, showing things that we already know but really don't pay attention to-for example, as believers in Christ, we want our children to grow up loving the Lord and accepting Him as Lord of their life. Yet, we allow them to spend more time in front of a TV or video games then we do pouring into them about a relationship with God. This book offers practical steps, emphasizing the importance of being the example ourselves. Their is even advice for single parents. I would encourage every parent to read this book.
One more thing, it is not a "step-by-step" approach. It is a life change. A commitment to our children, like Jesus gave to His disciples.
If you are a youth or a children's minister, this book would make an excellent gift for the parents of your children. If you are a parent, or plan to become a parent, this book should be on your shelf. There will be times that your struggle with maintaining the proper attitude with your children. It is nice to have a resource to turn to that will help to straighten you out and keep you on the right track. I pray that you pick up a copy today.
(This is the same review I posted at another website--I reviewed it on my own book review website)