Unconverted Sons and Daughters
Hope for Hurting Parents
While children are a gift from the Lord and enrich our lives inestimably, parenting is not for the fainthearted. The rigors of raising children often lead to, as Scripture says, hands which hang down and feeble knees! This is particularly true when the children we have devoted ourselves to have not yet come to know the Lord.
Many books offer wise counsel on Christian parenting, but there is little encouragement in print about what a parent is to do when nothing appears to be working. From the Scriptures and from Christian history, the author seeks to minister to such parents and to “strengthen their hand in God”.
“Scarcely any Christian parent lives without ever experiencing the concern addressed by Carl Muller in this book. Every heavy-hearted parent, burdened for the salvation of a child–regardless of the age of that child–will find encouragement here.”
— Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of Family Worship: in the Bible, in History, and in Your Home
“It has become a well-known adage that parenting is not for cowards. Even Christians, with the strength of their great God, find the task daunting. For the central thing in Christian parenting, handing on the Faith, cannot be accomplished by human ingenuity alone–without the Spirit of Christ it cannot be done. This work by Carl Muller, deeply rooted in both Scripture and his own parenting experience, explores the various facets of this important truth, imparting both courage and encouragement to the reader. I hope it has a wide impact.”
— Michael Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“The one thing we need to parent well is hope! Here is a little book with a lot of hope for every parent! You will want to parent after reading these pages!”
— Thabiti Anyabwile, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman in the Grand Cayman Islands and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition
About the Author
Born and raised in South Africa, Carl Muller came to faith in Christ in his late teens. He prepared for the ministry at Tyndale Bible College and Seminary. Carl has been in Christian ministry for over thirty years and now serves as pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Burlington, Ontario. He also lectures on homiletics at Toronto Baptist Seminary. Carl is married and he and his wife Heather have four children and two grandsons.