The Resolution for Women By Priscilla Shirer

The Resolution for Women was written as a companion book to The Resolution for Men and both are part of the follow-up material for the movie Courageous. The author, 31 year old (p. 234) Priscilla Shirer, is a popular women’s speaker and daughter of Pastor Tony Evans. Shirer began her career as a motivational speaker […]

Home Improvement, The Parenting Book You Can Read to Your Kids,by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller (Lawrenceville, NJ: Effective Parenting, Inc., 207), 197 pp. paper $12.99

Home Improvement is a highly practical, biblically sound book which provides eight tools for effective parenting. Each chapter develops one of these tools which are: Action point (the point at which a parent takes action) Positive conclusion (“discipline is not complete until the positive relationship between the parent and child is restored” – p. 38) […]

Real Marriage, the Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together

Real Marriage uses the backdrop of the Driscolls’ own marriage, with its numerous struggles, to provide marital advice on a number of topics such as friendship, respect, submission, sin, repentance and forgiveness.  These subjects are covered in the first section of the book and for the most-part the authors offer no unique insights.  The Driscolls […]

The Duties of Parents by J. C. Ryle

In 1888 famed British Pastor J. C. Ryle wrote a little booklet on parenting that is remarkably up to date.  Ryle offers 17 biblical and highly practical principles that will aid any Christian parent in their efforts to raise godly children.  The booklet is barely 50 pages long but could revolutionize many a home if […]

What He Must Be…if he wants to marry my daughter by Voddie Baucham

Voddie Baucham, well-known author dealing with family related issues, has an eighteen year old daughter—old enough to begin contemplating marriage.  While Baucham’s daughter has never dated, her father knows those days, and ultimately marriage, cannot be far off, especially with Baucham’s acceptance, even promotion, of early marriages.  With all this in mind What He Must […]

Everyday Talk by John A. Younts

Everyday Talk is a helpful little book based on Deuteronomy 6:6-7 and directed at parents raising children.  The key to parenting, Younts insists, is to have the commands of God in their hearts and to impress those commands on their children (pp. 13-14).  Parents do this best through everyday communication as they instruct their children […]

Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham Jr

Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham Jr.: Crossway Books, 2007. 224 pp.,  Cloth $19.99 Baucham is well known in Christian circles as a strong advocate for the family, homeschooling and the family-integrated approach to church life.  He is a Southern Baptist who by age 34 had served on numerous church staffs. Baucham’s overall emphasis on […]

When Sinners Say “I Do” by Dave Harvey

Harvey has written a solid, biblical book based on a dual premise.  First, as per the title, all marriages are the union of two sinners, therefore problems are inevitable because in the heart of each of us resides a sinner (p. 51).  Harvey does not deny the transforming work of the Holy Spirit which is […]

The Excellent Wife a Biblical Perspective (Expanded Edition) by Martha Peace

Martha Peace has done Christian marriage a great favor by accumulating and explaining the biblical teachings and principles for being a godly wife.  The Word of God is clear when it comes to roles and responsibilities, and Peace has written a valuable book to remind women of their biblical role.  The Excellent Wife is comprehensively […]

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