Teaching the Full Counsel of God and Allowing the Scripture to do its Work in a Child’s Heart
There is much to be said for men and women who courageously evangelize on college campuses, in prisons, and near shopping centers. After all, the Bible indicates that disciples are primarily made by going out to meet lost people where they are. But make no mistake about it: if you’re a parent, The Great Commission has come to you—in a bassinet, a booster seat, or a bunk-bed. Expository Parenting presents a perspective on getting the gospel to those children in a remarkably clear way.
While other parenting philosophies rely on “what seems to work” (i.e. pragmatism), “what we’ve always done” (i.e. traditionalism), or “what’s right for us” (i.e. relativism), a better perspective is founded upon a biblical approach: teaching the full counsel of God and allowing Scripture to do its work in a child’s heart.
How do we accomplish this? We must examine the Bible’s instructions for pastors, and then apply those principles in the home. In other words, just as the preacher must be committed to expository preaching, so too must the parent be committed to expository parenting.
“Josh Niemi has written a book on parenting with lots of good, practical advice.” — Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D. C.
“Take it from a parent who has biffed it a million times. You need this book. I need this book. You and your home will be changed because of this book, and your children will thank you.” — Todd Friel, Host, Wretched Radio and author of Reset For Parents: How to Keep Your Kids from Backsliding
“Finally, there is a book for theological parenting! In modern evangelicalism, most parenting books resort to mere behavior modification, and while that may solve some short-term problems, it always fails to produce true biblical change. Expository Parenting helps address the disease, and not merely the symptoms, of the sickness that plagues what commonly passes off as a parenting book by an overly-indulged market which has at its aim the pocketbook, and not the heart, of parents who truly want to raise their children in a manner worthy of Christ.” —Peter Sammons, research assistant to the executive director, Grace To You
Table of Contents
- Food for the Flock
- The Divine Mandate
- Carrying Out the Task
- Approved for Shepherding
- Miniature Theologians
- Fulfill Your Ministry
- Homemade Seminary
- The Local Shepherd
- Motivation for Ministry
- Shepherds Until the End
About the Author
With over a decade of experience ministering to church youth, Josh Niemi currently spends his time teaching children’s Sunday school and discipling other men, in addition to raising his three children, Carter, Lucia, and Knox, alongside his wife Jill. Josh works full time as a control systems engineer in central Illinois.