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The Promise of Jonadab: Building a Christian Family Legacy in a Time of Cultural Decline Hardcover – June 24, 2010

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Gail and Ray Moore, married for 40 years, were pioneering parents of home schooling. Now grandparents, they continue in Christian ministry promoting Christian education and home schooling.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Ambassador-Emerald International (June 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935507230
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935507239
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,036,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The authors document how America is facing an unprecedented spiritual, political, economic and moral crisis. Their book "The Promise of Jonadab" gives the Christian a game plan to cope with the troubled times that lay ahead, in their examination of the life of the Old Testament figure Jonadab. Through his faithfulness to God and passing his faith down to his descendents, Jonadab was able to prepare them to survive the future destruction of Israel. The authors also draw upon their own experiences rearing their children in a Christian home. They present good Biblical documentation that success in the eyes of God is to pass down a Christian heritage to one's children and "keep the flame alive."
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Young Christians will especially take heart from Ray and Gail Moore's wisdom as expressed in The Promise of Jonadab. While some might think there is no hope for America and no hope that Christians can raise children with a solid Christian commitment, the Moores prove from the Scriptures that we underestimate our God to think this way. One way they do it: After spotlighting biblical characters who grew up and lived under less than godly circumstances but who came to the God of Israel and formed God-fearing families (e.g., Ruth), the Moores offer this inspiriting insight:

"Some of the readers of this book may be new Christians, the first in their own families. Their own fathers and mothers may not be in the faith yet. As heirs to the promises and covenants of Scripture, they can begin afresh to lay down a new Christian family. An exciting road of a multigenerational family legacy can lie ahead. In setting such a cornerstone for your own family, you may also stir up your weary Israelite (or Christian) brethren, some of whom have become tired in their faith and so accustomed to the laws and covenants as to take them for granted or ignore them entirely."

A multigenerational Christian family legacy like Jonadab's can happen! May the Lord grant that we might see this tremendous truth, as underscored by Ray and Gail Moore in The Promise of Jonadab, lived out in Christian families across America and throughout the world.
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Beautifully bound and reasonably priced, The Promise of Jonadab is a concise, easy to read blueprint showing parents how to pass their family legacy and beliefs on to their children. In a day when the current generation tends to lack conviction and "go with the flow" seems to be the accepted philosophy, this book teaches parents how to raise children that are not afraid to go against the tide and rise above mediocrity and compromise. The reader learns about Jonadab, a little-known character of the Bible, and the influence he had not only on his children, but on his descendants for several generations. What was it about this man that made his family follow his godly example for hundreds of years after he had passed from this earth? We learn these priciples in a point by point study of Jonadab's life and a look at the life of modern day parents who are developing a living legacy in their own children and grandchildren. Fascinating real life men and women illustrate different aspects of Jonadab's family leadership and show us how following these principles can help modern parents triumph as they seek to raise godly children.
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It seems God reveals His most profound secrets to those who most desire His heart, and that must characterize Ray and Gail Moore because it is a deep and profound "secret" of Scripture that they have used as the basis for this book. Clear, concise, and very timely, this book provides a wonderful primer for parents desiring to establish a generational tradition of faith. We would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone interested in their family becoming a "people known for God."
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A book with great applicatoin on raising and teaching kids. A book with an interesting successful formula for having a high success rates for kids turning out right. The Prophet Jeremiah points to the descendants of Jonadab for an example to the Children of Israel, and that there was a line of many succesive Godly generations. Jonadab gives his children clear guidelines for living. This book analyses the guidance of Jonadab for us to use in this generation and then gives practical application on how to do it today. This is a must read for the parents of children.
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Ray and Gail have provided a chanllenging and insightful book for the entire family. Designed especially for fathers, the book challenges parents to build a family legacy that will endure for multiple generations. In a society marked by crumbling families, the book is timely and on target. I encourage families to enjoy the book together. I is an easy read that all will find rewarding.The Promise of Jonadab: Building a Christian Family Legacy in a Time of Cultural Decline
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This book was so good I read it from start to finish almost in one sitting. I put it down only once becasue I had to because of my kids. I was greatly encouraged to think and pray big things for my family and even to not stop there but to pray God's power to be extended into the next generations. The anecdotes were timely and fresh from many different cultures and perspectives. The book has a definite perspective on the current state of our culture, but never bashes our culture. The authors only give positive solutions to the cultural decline by taking care of your own house, and praying and acting on behalf of you and your family. The story of Jonadab itself is quite a pot of gold nestled in the Old Testament. WOW! what a treasure the authors have found in the story of Jonadab and his descendants. I really appreciate how the authors relate Jonadab and his story to modern day stories of generational blessing. The stories are incredible and you can see how godly lineage is passed on throgh the stories of faithful christians through the ages. This is a great and quick read that can be passed on to all who are ambitious for the glory of God in their families, and not just their kids but to the ends of the earth through their childrens children.
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