What does it mean to be a Christian parent? There are many answers, an a lot of emotion weighs into this question, but this book attempts to provide a straightforward basis for an answer.
The gospel – the news that Jesus came to earth to die on a cross for the wrongdoing of hopeless, helpless people, that they could be back in relationship with God – is the basis for all your parenting decisions.
The book spends its first third covering a definition of the gospel, which some readers will find too long. From there, the focus turns to different areas of parenting life and practice, and is indeed fairly practical.
Readers may disagree on its pro-smacking stance, but the process of thinking through the reasons and best methods for disciplining a child will be useful.
If you’re interested in thinking about the process of parenting, and what you’re hoping to achieve, and you’d like a few practical suggestions, then this is a good place to start.