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Monday, February 9, 2009
Shepherding a Child's Heart
I recently finished re-reading Shepherding a Child's Heart, by Tedd Tripp. This is an excellent book for parents!
The title gives a good indication to the main aim of the book. Tripp encourages parents to make it their business to shepherd the heart of the child to the throne of Jesus Christ.
What I loved about the book:
-It's focus on the life-changing power of Jesus Christ (for both parents and children!)
-His earnest desire is to see parents work with children in such a way that brings them to salvation
-It will not give credence to any pop psychology
-While it does not endorse pop psychology, it does spend a lot of time looking at the reasons for children's' behavior. I was pleased to see a book that includes information about the emotional well-being of a child, without a man-centered "solution"
-It speaks of how and when to use "the rod"
-It speaks of discipline trends that are un-biblical and will not result in saving the child's soul
-It covers the ages of infancy through teenager
I think that every parent ought to read this book. You will be challenged. You will be encouraged.