Skillfully Leading Your Family for Christ
A book designed to help men understand Biblical wisdom, to see Jesus Christ as the embodiment and source of wisdom, and to apply that wisdom to the God-given role of husband and father. To learn to do our job as craftsmen.
For, we see how the craftsman can take a stack of wood and produce a beautiful piece of furniture. He not only possesses intellectual abilities to follow a blueprint or step-by-step instructions, but he is also an artist. His hands manipulate the wood into beautiful shapes. His eyes anticipate the right cuts and movements. His workmanship causes others to wonder at his skill.
Such craftsmanship has an application for all men. While not every men may be able to create the products of a master cabinet maker, each man is responsible to create his life with equal skill. Every area of a Christian man’s life must be molded by the wisdom of God. His words, his work, his relationships, and even the way he uses his resources must flow from a heart gripped by the character of God. Such a heartbeat for God’s glory will practically result in a life skillfully lived.
“John Crotts opens up the wisdom of Proverbs as it applies to us in the 21st century. This book is especially valuable for fathers who desire to help their children grow in godly wisdom.”
— Jerry Bridges, author of The Pursuit of Holiness
“Many young men tell me they desire to lead their families but they do not know how; they have no solid examples of male leadership to follow. Craftsmen meets that need. Crotts writes with clarity and insight in Craftsmen about how to find and exhibit wisdom in skillfully leading the family.”
— Tedd Tripp, Pastor, author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart, and conference speaker
“This is God’s world and to live in it successfully—as a student or leader, spouse or parent, ‘butcher, or baker, or candlestick-maker’—we need wisdom. John Crotts’ study of biblical wisdom is an excellent practical introduction on how to craft a life full of wisdom. The chapter on wise sexuality is especially vital reading.” —Michael A. G. Haykin, Principal, Toronto Baptist Seminary
“John Crotts points us to the wisest book ever written (Proverbs) by the wisest man who ever lived (Solomon), as he received instruction from our all-wise God. Every Christian and every Christian family ought to read and heed this masterful manual that easily unfolds the ABCs of living and leading skillfully.” —Richard Mayhue, Executive Vice President, The Master’s College and Seminary
About the Author
John Crotts has been the pastor and teacher of Faith Bible Church in Sharpsburg, Georgia since 1995. He graduated from Liberty University and received his M. Div. from The Master’s Seminary. He serves as a board member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals. He co-authored the book Tying the Knot Tighter: Because Marriage Lasts a Lifetime with Martha Peace, and is the author of Mighty Men: The Starter’s Guide to Leading Your Family and Loving the Church: God’s People Flourishing in God’s Family.