Author: MacArthur, John
Genre: Christian Living
Tags: Parenting / Family

Rick Shrader‘s Review:

This is a 2000 book by John MacArthur on parenting. It is always interesting to read a book about a cultural topic such as parenting 20+ years after it is written. However, MacArthur does his usual good job of staying with the Scriptures, and those principles are not affected by time. Most of the book (the first 6 chapters) is about raising children. MacArthur does a thorough job on explaining why children need regeneration first and foremost–a given of course. He also has a lengthy chapter on leading children to Christ titled “Good News for Your Kids.” I felt that chapter was heavy on doctrinal information about salvation, more than a younger child could handle. His point is that they do need to truly understand their need of a Savior. The last two chapters are the ones I read first. “The Father’s Role,” and “The Mother’s Role.” Here MacArthur discusses Genesis and Ephesians. How does the husband “love” his wife? How does the wife “submit” to her husband? These were helpful. A good book, even 20+ years after the fact!

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