Author: Bettis, Chap
Genre: Christian Living
Tags: Christian Living / Cross / Discipleship, Parenting / Family

Rick Shrader‘s Review:

Chap Bettis wrote this book in 2016. He is the executive director of the Disciple-Making Parent, his own ministry that grew out of this book and other writings. The book has 28 short chapters (280 pages of text) devoted to raising godly children. I found the book helpful, especially in the later chapters on prayer, apologetics, and walking in the Spirit. I struggled at first over his definitions and descriptions of leading a child to Christ as an early age. I almost took him as an Arminian because it seemed he was saying a child may lose his faith in the later youthful years. “Am I going to follow the Lord on my own, or am I going to reject Christianity?” (p. 26). However, later he writes, “We do our children no good when we treat their young reception of Christ as the end of seeking God. Though we dare not mistrust a young profession of faith, how we treat it is important.” (p. 263). I thought that was clearer. Bettis has some great quotations especially from Spurgeon although he does footnote all of them. He also gives a number of statistics, as well as illustrations on raising godly kids. Overall I enjoyed the book.

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