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Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord (Faithful Families) Hardcover – May 7, 2012
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- "Make sure you are the same person in church as you are at home. If you lose your integrity, purity and faithfulness in different circumstances, your children will know."
- "Your children need to see you living what you believe."
This book has almost all the right outward steps for raising obedient children... but sadly it is void of the most important advice "for raising kids to love the Lord". What is sadly missing from this book is that we must teach our children the means to "loving the Lord" via the gospel. From cover to cover, the gospel (which is the power to save our children) is completely adsent from this book. The word "gospel" is literally mentioned only once in the entire book and it was used in the context of someone preaching the gospel in China.
This book is an excellent parenting tip book, but Christianity is not only about obeying the rules. This book fails to encourage parents to teach their children the gospel and to raise their children with "love for God". If all children have are rules and strict obedience, they will learn to fear God, dread God, and hate this strict judge of a god. Grace is absent from a life of pure strict obedience. It has been proven that legalistic Christianity drives children away from God, not towards him.Read more ›
This book is an easy-to-read, easy-to-apply handbook to living in such a way so that your kids will follow Christ -- both by your own example and your directed guidance. Topics included in this full-color, glossy-paged book include:
- How to incorporate Scripture into your home and daily life so that it is truly "written on their hearts"
- Consistent discipline
- How to pray (specifically!) for your children every day
- How to teach respect and care for others
- Special tips for both moms and dads individually
- How to maximize the benefit of Godly grandparents, babysitters, and other role models
This book is basic in many ways, but it did definitely challenge me in several areas. It has made me realize again that our goal as parents isn't necessarily just to get our children out of the house and standing on their own two feet. It is so much more than that. I'm grateful for books like this that remind us of that truth.
This book incorporates ideas that we have and that we haven't thought about in teaching this lesson. I've read almost every Christian based parenting book out there, I've solicited advice from other parents in our church, I've prayed for my children and I've looked at parenting websites.
The main point of the book is that you need to start from the top down...meaning you start with yourself and get the first things in place, then others will come into place as you work your way down. Get yourself and your life and your Christian walk well in place and then you can teach it to your children.
The book emphasizes prayer and give examples of how to pray for your children. It also gives tips on how to pray with your children. It talks about how to read the Bible with your children, making sure you're reading it yourself too. (This makes me think...I've been teaching my sons Bible stories, but few actual verses...hmmm...)
There is a great chapter about discipline and obedience. This has been our issue with the boys (5 and 2) lately so this one I spent a.l.o.t. of time reading and even passed it to my husband to read. Consistency and clear expectations make a lot of difference to little ones.
There are individual chapters for mothers and fathers and what their roles are in the lives of our children. I love the 6 gifts kids need from fathers.Read more ›
I personally found this title to be a really quick read. I couldn't put it down. A lot of the points in the book, I already knew growing up in a Christian household as a child. But the same truths and morals have been taken away from my reading have served as a reminder to apply what I've been taught to parenting my own kids. Basically you don't try to fix your kids, you lead by example so that they might see Christ within you. Easier said than done, sometimes because not all kids are as compliant and author even mentions that.
A paragraph in Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord that stood out to me was this: "God isn't expecting us to be perfect. He just wants us to look to the one that is. If God is truly more concerned with direction than perfection, then next year you'll be a better parent because you're learning, maturing, and being transformed by His spirit".
Parenting can be quite the challenge. I say this as a mother of a four year old daughter and nearly two year old son. Some days go by really smoothly and other days not so much. But I can say that starting the day with Christ, being encouraged by other parents, and simply just applying and believing God has the best for you and your kids will make the daunting task of parenting more bearable and rewarding.
This book has a been a great resource to me. It's a quick read and it's not a step by step how do I get my kids to just listen to me.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the BEST book I have every purchased. This book gives practical life lessons on how to raise your kids to love the Lord. Read morePublished 7 days ago by J.Harris
Great book for parents who are concerned about raising a child in this period of time in history. Teaches the fundamentals supported by scripture and common sense.Published on January 19, 2014 by Anthony W. Russell
We got this book at our church to give to parents when their baby is baptized. It is very readable and hits what is most important in raising your children to love the Lord -... Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Kathy White
Easy and simple reading with a profound message to parents. Great tool for parents. I highly recommend this book to all parents of young children.Published on September 15, 2013 by shirley incerta
I work in our church office, and buy these books as gifts for new parents. They're full of wonderful information for Christian families.Published on July 19, 2013 by Deb Walker, Calvary Church
Great book! Honest and encouraging. I highly recommend this book! This was supposed to be the summer reading for our mom's group and I finished it in less than a week.Published on May 26, 2013 by sara
Our little guy is almost 6 months old now, and I continue to ask the question I've been asking since before he even arrived:
How will I raise him to be a kid who loves... Read more
Dave Stone has written an easy to read, encouraging book for parents on how to raise their kids so that they may come to love the Lord. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Rachel B