In the Bible, in History, and in Your Home
Many Christian families have never experienced the joy and blessing of family worship. How can a father who is unfamiliar with it, lead this in his own home? How does a busy household, in today’s culture, recover faithfulness in this habit? Whitney’s outstanding book shows how simple it can be.
“This is a priceless little volume. Whitney makes a compelling case from the Bible for the practice and illustrates it richly with historical examples. He even answers the frequently asked questions and responds to common objections. This book is persuasive, practical, and most of all, doable.”
— Tedd Tripp, pastor and author of Shepherding A Child’s Heart
“Don Whitney has written a book we truly need. Christian parents must take the lead in recovering family worship and biblical instruction in the home. His approach is richly biblical, intensely practical, and filled with anecdotes and illustrations from both Scripture and church history. Don is a faithful teacher and a man greatly used by God to help Christians rediscover biblical Christian disciplines. This book belongs in every Christian home and in the hands of every Christian parent.”
— Albert Mohler, President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
About the Author
Don Whitney has been Professor of Biblical spirituality and Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, since 2005. Before that, he held a similar position (the first such position in the six Southern Baptist seminaries) at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, for 10 years. He is the founder and president of The Center for Biblical Spirituality. Don is a frequent speaker in churches, retreats, and conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
Don grew up in Osceola, AR, where he came to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. After graduating from Arkansas State, Don planned to finish law school and pursue a career in sportscasting. While at the University of Arkansas School of Law, he sensed God’s call to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. He then enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1979. In 1987, Don completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He earned a PhD in theology at the University of the Free State in Bloemfonteine, South Africa in 2013.
Prior to his ministry as a seminary professor, Don pastored Glenfield Baptist Church in Glen Ellyn, IL (a Chicago suburb), for almost 15 years. Altogether, he’s served local churches in pastoral ministry for 24 years.
He is the author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, which has a companion Study Guide. He has also written How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?, Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church, Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health, Simplify Your Spiritual Life, and Family Worship. His hobby is restoring and using old fountain pens.
Don lives with his wife, Caffy, in their home near Louisville. She teaches classes for seminary wives and is an artist, muralist, and illustrator. The Whitneys are parents of one daughter, Laurelen.