December 26, 2012

12 Day Book Giveaway - Day #8 - Parenting to the Glory of God

Each day until the end of the year, I'll be giving away a group of books from my library. These are all used but in generally readable condition. Some may contain underlining. I don't necessarily endorse the content in any of these books, but they have all been useful in one way or another.

How to Win

Fill out the form below to enter the drawing. Entries will be accepted until the end of the day today. I'll select one person at random to be the winner and they will receive all of the books listed for the day. If no one wants them they will be donated. The drawing is only open to US residents.

Day #8
I don't think any parent could read a book about parenting and agree 100% with the author's recommendations. The same must be true of these books as well, but there is still much good to be gained from them.

How to Raise Your Children for Christ by Andrew Murray
This is an older book but contains a lot of good biblical guidance. From the description: "Children are gifts from the Lord. In this practical guide to parenting, Andrew Murray shows the essential qualities of being a parent who loves the Lord. He also shows you how to build your family in the Lord, alleviate stressful family situations, direct your children's steps, and see the needs of your family met. Christians desire that their children grow up and live as followers of Christ. In this book, you will find biblical advice and God's promises on how you can shape and mold the lives of your children for eternity!"



Standing on the Promises: A Handbook of Biblical Childrearing by Doug Wilson
From the description: "God has designed each family to be a culture—with a language, customs, traditions, and countless unspoken assumptions. The culture of the family intimately shapes the children who grow up in it. It is the duty of the father to ensure that the shaping takes place according to biblical wisdom. Some fathers establish a rebellious culture for their children and bring upon their children the wrath of God, sometimes for generations. Other fathers fail to establish any distinct culture, and outside cultures rush to fill the void. Through the Messiah, God promised blessings to His people, "their children, and their children's children forever." The norm for faithful members of the covenant is that their children will follow them in faithfulness. The oddity should be children who fall away. Unless we reestablish faithful Christian culture in countless homes, we will never reestablish it anywhere else.


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