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Raising Children in a Post-Christian, Anti-Family Society

web_cover_imageMore teens are turning away from the faith than ever before.  Some estimate over 80% of Christian teens walk away from Christianity by the end of their freshman year of college. Something must be done.

In Family Driven Faith, Voddie Baucham shows readers that God has not left us alone in raising godly children in a post-Christian, anti-family society. Based on God’s command to Moses in Deuteronomy 6 to teach the Word diligently to the children of Israel, Baucham provides principles for multi-generational faithfulness.

Hear what parents are saying about Family Driven Faith from around the blogosphere:

1. A Life Better Than I Deserve: “Expect to be challenged to consider such ideas as homeschooling your children, joining a family-integrated church, catechizing your children, sacrificing sports goals for your children in favor of both corporate and family worship, understanding and practicing a biblical view of love and more.”

2. Embracing Destiny: “With refreshing honesty and eye-opening facts and figures, Baucham calls Christian parents to step up to the God-given responsibility and privilege of worshiping as a family and instilling Biblical truth and values in our children.”

3. Think Outside the Box: “While this book is written for all Christian parents, there is one important thing that stood out for us because it’s personal to us. Being an African American (AA) Christian who thinks outside the box has come with many challenges. Having another black man talk about the things Voddie shares is so encouraging to other black men like my husband.”

4. Canadian Ladybug Reviews: “Family Driven Faith is a must have for any family – especially those who are wondering how to bring back their kids on the right path. It is never too late. You can do something about it.”

5. Happy Little Homemaker: “There was very little I disagreed with in this book. In fact, I agreed so much that it took forever to read this book because I kept getting distracted by having to remedy certain things. Especially in the section where he discussed training your children in character and about God; I jumped right up and began buying the homeschool books I’d been wanting for my preschool daughter because I knew I didn’t have many books like that for her age. I spent the whole book doing things like that.”

6. Home . . . with Purpose: “To sum it up, I think Family Driven Faith should be required reading for every Christian parent! It’s nothing short of a clearly organized manual to equip parents with the tools needed to raise our children biblically. What a treasure!”

7. Pam’s Private Reflections: “I liked Mr. Baucham’s frank convictions and his ability to stand up for what he believes. While I respectfully disagree with some of his advice, it is thought provoking and worth reading.”

8. Eskypades: “Overall, there are many things in the book that need to be said and said repeatedly and loudly. Unless we as Christians in general wake up to the reality that our children are not learning of God through either our direct teaching nor by indirect example through our lives, what hope do we have of their continuing in the Christian faith? I would recommend this book (with some reservation) since there are several things that can be learned from the book, especially in the area of family worship, which I thought was the best chapter in the book.”

9. Hearthside Homeschool Reviews . . . and More: “While I agree with Voddie Bauchman Jr’s quote, taken from the book jacket for his book, Family Driven Faith, I find that I do not agree with his conclusions.”

10. Debbie’s Homeschool Corner: “I have read a lot of Christian parenting books and am very impressed with this one. It is full of practical information and ideas for teaching children a Christian worldview and implementing a family worship time.”

11. Dark Glass Ponderings: “In short, I LOVED this book!  I think it has so much to offer any family who desires to disciple their children, but may lack the know-how.”

12. Growing for Christ: “Don’t read this book……if you want to be told like it is.  Voddie Baucham, Jr will lay it down and he doesn’t hold back, his teachings are from the Bible and strictly Biblical. There are no water downed, feel good platitudes…”

If you’d like to learn more about Crossway’s blog review program, please e-mail us at blog[at]crossway.org.

July 23, 2010 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,News | Author: Crossway Staff @ 6:00 am | 1 Comment »

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  1. We have a 7-year-old son and are doing everything we can to give him the foundation he needs to succeed in his faith in this world. I found a great new resource by Dr. Tony Evans called “Raising Kingdom Kids.” He says, “It’s far easier to SHAPE A CHILD than to REPAIR AN ADULT. Raising kids who recognize and retain their identity as children of the King launches healthy adults who have the capacity to stand strong in their faith.” There are free downloadable samples on his website. I think you might enjoy it. I highly recommend it! http://www.raisingkingdomkids.com

    Comment by Heather B — August 27, 2014 @ 10:27 pm

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