Thursday, March 06, 2008

Yet Another Book Review

I am about three-fourths of the way through Family Driven Faith, by Voddie Baucham, and Kevin and I have started reading it together. We are thoroughly enjoying this book. Much of what Pastor Baucham has to say will be considered radical to some, but I have had to stifle some 'Amens' at times! Here's what he says:
The other day I looked at my teenage daughter while we were walking through the mall. Suddenly I found myself choked up as I thought how much time was behind us compared to the amount of time ahead. I just cried out to God and prayed, Lord, help me make the most of the time.

There are many worthwhile pursuits in this world, but few of them rise to the level of training our children to follow the Lord and keep His commandments. I desperately want my sons and daughters to walk with God, and I am willing to do whatever it takes, whatever the Bible says I must do in order to be used by God as a means to that end.
I think he really gets it right when he says that we, as Christian parents, have to take back the responsibility of training our kids in righteousness and making our home the center of their lives. Pastor Baucham gets very practical and specific about how this is implemented. This is a very readable book, and the author's writing style is funny and concise. I would definitely encourage all you moms and dads to get your hands on a copy. Let me know whatcha think.

3 comments:

cristina said...

Hi, Candice!!
I haven't read the book, but I am VERY familiar with the "Family Integrated Church" that the author is probably addressing some. Just for a more of a light reading I recommend http://patriarchy.org/church/book_review.html
I find it rather balanced in their views.

PS. You don't have to post this, I was gonna email you about the website, but didn't have your email on the laptop. :)

Cristina

Candice said...

Thanks, Cristina. I will check that out. We don't attend a family integrated church, but I respect the heart and intent of those who do. Voddie Baucham does advocate the family integrated church model, but he talks about other issues related to training and teaching and shepherding your children, too.

Cristina said...

I agree with the intention of the people who adhere to those ideas. I am probably more like minded to them than to the practices of the mainstream baptist churches of today. But, balance is the key as always! :)