Description: Conscientious parents who long to bring their children up as good Christians and good citizens face an uphill battle. In a culture of rampant narcissism and moral anarchy, righteous living isn’t easy and it isn’t popular. But positive cultural transformation happens quietly, one life at a time, and that is good news for parents.
In this hopeful book, world-renowned researcher George Barna and nationally respected counselor Jimmy Myers offer parents a plan of action to raise healthy, godly children in a morally bankrupt culture. If the parents of this generation want to see their children grow up with their faith and consciences intact, they cannot afford to simply react, making it up as they go along. They must approach their responsibilities to parent their children with intentionality and consistency. This eye-opening book helps them do just that.
My Thoughts: I feel like this book was written just for me. It addressed so many issues that I’m facing in my life as a parent of a 14 year old and an 11 year old.
It’s no secret that this world is not an easy place to raise children, especially as a Christian. There have been numerous times in the past few months, I’ve felt like I had no idea what I was doing as a parent and wished for someone to come along and give me advice and tell me it would be okay. This book did just that.
The book covers very important topics, including family relationships, materialism, pornography, and social media. It also recommends other resources that would be helpful to equip our children to face the harsh world.
The overarching theme is that Christian parents need to parent without fear…we cannot allow our fears of “what could happen” to dictate our parenting. It also gives us what we need to raise the most precious gifts we are entrusted with.
I highly, highly recommend this book to any parent, but especially parents of pre-teens and teens. It is a book that I will revisit with a highlighter and page tabs.
I received this book from Baker Publishers in exchange for an honest review.