Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God

by Voddie Baucham Jr.

Paperback, 2011



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Crossway (2011), Edition: Reprint, 256 pages


This bold book is an urgent call to parents--and the church--to return to biblical discipleship in and through the home.

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LibraryThing member wiseasgandalf
Multiple studies have shown that over 80% of all teens that are active in evangelical American churches have completely abandoned Christianity by their 2nd year of college.

What’s the problem? How do we solve it?

Voddie Baucham has a simple and Bible-based answer:

Our children are falling away
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because we are asking the church to do what God designed the family to accomplish.

What does he mean by that statement? At one time Christian worship, teaching, & ministry was primarily a function of the family. It was considered normal for families to sing hymns together daily, for the father to systematically teach the Bible daily, to pray daily, for the family to look for ways to minister and reach out to others. The family as a unit was the cornerstone, the basic building block of Christ’s Kingdom here on earth.

Today, however, it is far different. The center of most children’s religious interaction, worship and learning is the church, from nursery to teen youth group. Although well intentioned, it is a poor substitute for family driven faith.

This book is a well-written introduction to the concept of family driven faith. It has chapters on the importance of the marriage bond, family worship, family teaching and education, and what a family centered, family integrated church can look like compared to the ordinary evangelical church of today. Voddie is passionate but humble, vocal but not argumentative about his vision for families and for churches. If you have children, this book is must reading if you desire to see your children (and your grandchildren) walking faithfully with God all their lives.
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LibraryThing member silva_44
Fabulous book, which encapsulates what my husband and I have been wishing to achieve in our home for quite some time: time for quality family worship. Baucham raises points, both from the Bible and from polling groups, which families must seriously consider if they expect to grow their church and
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grow their own faith. My husband preached a sermon based on the underlying message of the book, which is that fathers must lead their homes in daily worship, and several people have already asked for a copy and are looking for ways to integrate that kind of thinking into their spiritual journey. Great book for families seeking to draw closer to God and each other.
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LibraryThing member leandrod
Essential take on faith, family & church.


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256 p.; 6 inches


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