Family Discipleship by Design
Here’s a unique book, designed to help you take the sermons, teachings, books and other sources from which you’ve been learning, and turn it into something you can make sense of applying in your home. Meaning, this is not another book of tactics and techniques for Christian parenting. Rather, it’s a book of strategies for parents who want to be intentional about discipleship in the home.
Pastor Tad Thompson has assembled a biblical approach to effective family discipleship that anyone can understand. Using the analogy of a house, he encourages us to look into the mirror and expose the need of our own hearts to be mature and to help our children grow to maturity, not satisfied merely with what we can see.
Then Pastor Thompson takes us into The Kitchen, where we learn the ingredients of family discipleship; next, The Living Room, where we grasp the contexts for teaching and learning that God has shown us already exist, which He has built into everyday life. Finally, the author takes us to The Bedroom, showing how private time with our children, particularly as they are going to sleep, provides us a wonderful setting to speak to our children’s hearts.
A well-written, engaging, brilliant book of insights that takes much of the complexity out of Christian parenting and shows us what we can do, if we are merely a little observant of how God helps us time our work.
“A practical page-turner that encourages ordinary fathers who want their families to be sanctified by the truth.”
—- Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
“An easy-to-follow plan that will help any parent put the truth of God’s Word into the hearts of their children.”
—- Kevin Ezell, President, North American Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention
Table of Contents
- The Need: Look
- The Mirror: See
- The Kitchen: Ingredients of Family Discipleship
- The Living Room: Contexts for Teaching and Learning
- The Bedroom: Speaking to our Children’s Hearts
- Time to Engage