Parenting Children for a Life of Faith : Helping Children Meet and Know God
Nurturing children in the Christian faith is a privilege given to all of us whose prime job it is to raise children. God's desire is that our parenting should guide each child to meet and know him, and to live with him every day through to eternity. Parenting Children for a Life of Faith explores how the home can become the primary place in which children are nurtured into the reality of God's presence and love, equipped to access him themselves and encouraged to grow in a two-way relationship with him that will last a lifetime. The basic principle behind the ideas explored is that we need to model for our children what it means to be in a relationship with God rather than just equipping them to know about him - helping our children to be God-connected rather than just God-smart. The material is organised into three parts, which progressively explore: Discipling our children proactively Modelling the reality of being in a relationship with God Tying together truth and experience Connecting children to God's heart Implementing a plan Each chapter includes encouraging true stories and questions to help us reflect on our own experience as we journey together with our children.
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- Paperback | 160 pages
- 130 x 198 x 8mm | 166g
- 18 Jun 2010
- Brf (the Bible Reading Fellowship)
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations
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About Rachel Turner
Rachel Turner is currently the Family Life Pastor at St Paul's Church, Hammersmith. She has been a full-time children's worker in churches around the UK and the National Children's Work Coordinator for New Wine, and continues to consult, speak at conferences and run training days for parents, children and youth workers around the UK and Europe. Her work has brought her into contact with thousands of children and families through mainstream New Wine summer events, parish weekends, schools, and daily encounters in her own church. She is the author of Parenting Children for a Life of Faith (BRF, 2010), Parenting Children for a Life of Purpose (BRF, 2014) and Parenting Children for a Life of Confidence (BRF, 2015).