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The Disciple-Making Parent

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, […]

Let Me Be A Woman

This is the best book on advice to single women before they get married. Elisabeth Elliot was the wife of Jim Elliot who was killed in 1956 by Aucas in Ecuador. She remarried in 1969 but her husband died in 1973. She remarried again in 1977. The book was printed in 1976 and reprinted in […]


John Crotts writes a lot on marriage and family. This book is directed to men primarily from the book of Proverbs. The by-line is, “Christ-Centered Proverbs for Men.” It is a good guide for men (especially new believers) who need to get their lives together from God’s Word. His 10 chapters divide the proverbs into […]

The H.E.A.R.T. of Grandparenting

At the writing of this book (2018), Ken Canfield was the founder of the National Association for Grandparenting (NAFG). This is the first book I’ve read by Canfield. I benefited from the book, although I thought it was short on Scripture, but his years of speaking to grandparents comes through with good wisdom. When Scripture […]