Family Worship

By Donald S. Whitney

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Family Worship

By Donald S. Whitney

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Gathering together for worship is an indispensable part of your family’s spiritual life. It is a means for God to reveal himself to you and your loved ones in a powerful way.

This practical guide by Donald S. Whitney will prove invaluable to families—with or without children in the home—as they practice God-glorifying, Christ-exalting worship through Bible reading, prayer, and singing. Includes a discussion guide in the back for small groups.

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Donald S. Whitney

Donald S. Whitney (PhD, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa) is professor of biblical spirituality and John H. Powell endowed chair of pastoral ministry at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He has written several books, including Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Don blogs regularly at

Product Details

Category: Christian Living
Marriage & Family
Bible Studies & Devotionals
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 80
Size: 5.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 2.78 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-4780-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-4780-5
ISBN-UPC: 9781433547805
Case Quantity: 124
Published: January 31, 2016

Table of Contents

  1. As for Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord: Family Worship in the Bible
  2. Here the Reformation Must Begin: Family Worship in Church History
  3. Read, Pray, and Sing: The Elements of Family Worship
  4. No Family Worship Situation Is Unique: But What If . . . ?
  5. Isn’t This What You Really Want to Do: Start Today

Discussion Guide


“A sure-fire way to enhance family togetherness is to make worship a priority in your home. Don Whitney has laid out a practical guide for parents (especially fathers) to get from ‘we should’ to ‘we can and do.’”
Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family

Family Worship by Don Whitney is priceless. Starting with the Bible, Whitney makes a compelling case for family worship and illustrates it richly with historical examples. He even answers the frequently asked questions and responds to common objections. This book is persuasive, practical, and most of all, doable.”
Tedd Tripp, pastor; international conference speaker; author, Shepherding a Child's Heart

“If I could choose anyone to write a book on family worship, it would be Don Whitney. He has years of experience and wisdom on spiritual formation. But, even more than that, he is a father who has led well and consistently in his own home. This book will equip you to lead your family in worship, without fear or awkwardness or intimidation. This book could change your home, and you will be glad for the change.”
Russell Moore, Editor in Chief, Christianity Today

“I love this little book. It is clear, biblical, and practical. It gives hope and direction for anyone to read, pray, and sing. The 'what if' chapter is worth the price of the book. I highly recommend it!”
Martha Peace, biblical counselor; author, The Excellent Wife

“Don Whitney has written a book we truly need. This book belongs in every Christian home and in the hands of every Christian parent.”
R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Family Worship is a great introduction to a topic of great importance. I recommend it for any and all Christian families.”
Tim Challies, author, Seasons of Sorrow

“As the father of five young children, family worship is a regular and indispensable component of our family time. For many years now, my family has benefited from Don Whitney’s book Family Worship as a helpful guide to family devotions and the spiritual formation of our children. I heartily recommend it for every family, both those new to family worship and those who have practiced family devotions for many years.”
Jason K. Allen, President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College

“Once again I am excited about a book by Don Whitney. This time he provides us with a biblical and historical foundation for family worship. In addition he gives us a practical guide to know what and how to lead your family during this time. What a unique book. Whitney knows the benefits of every spiritual discipline.”
Miguel Núñez, Senior Pastor, International Baptist Church of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

“We have removed the worship of almighty God from the home and we are reaping the whirlwind. Family Worship is a biblical, accessible, and indispensable call to arms. It is perfect for the scores of Christian parents who want to impact their families, but have no idea where to start. Praise God for men like Don Whitney who love the Lord and the church enough to speak such truth without apology.”
Voddie Baucham Jr., Dean of the School of Divinity, African Christian University

“This is a magnificent achievement and so very needed.”
Derek W. H. Thomas, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

“I appreciate Whitney’s contribution to this important area, and it is my prayer that God will use this widely to strengthen families in the area of home worship.”
Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary