Family Driven Faith – Doing What It Takes To Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk With God
Written by Voddie Baucham Jr.
Published at Crossway
About the book
More teens are turning away from the faith than ever before: it is estimated that 75 to 88% of Christian teens walk away from Christianity by the end of their freshman year of college. Something must be done.
Family Driven Faith equips Christian parents with the tools they need to raise children biblically in a post-Christian, anti-family society. Voddie Baucham, who with his wife has overcome a multi-generational legacy of broken and dysfunctional homes, shows that God has not left us alone in raising godly children. He has given us timeless precepts and principles for multi-generational faithfulness, especially in Deuteronomy 6. God’s simple command to Moses to teach the Word diligently to the children of Israel serves as the foundation of Family Driven Faith.
This bold book is an urgent call to parents--and the church--to return to biblical discipleship in and through the home.
Who is Voddie Baucham?
Voddie T. Baucham Jr. is the preaching pastor of Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. Author of Family Driven Faith and The Ever-Loving Truth, Baucham is also a sought-after Bible teacher and conference speaker. He and his wife, Bridget, have four children.
Seems to me that all the big names are writing/speaking about the same thing lately. But it is a subject of matter that need to be reminded over and over again. Consequently, I welcome such books/talks in my life so I don’t sit down and relax a bit because life goes by so fast. My kids need a constant reminder of God and need to have parents who are willing to remind them daily of the biblical worldview.
Many parents leave the biblical teaching to the church. Unfortunately, more and more now we realize that it wasn’t enough as older children are leaving the church when they get to high school and college. What is missing? What went wrong?
This book will help parents to realize what needs to be done and encourage them to raise their children biblically in a fallen world. It is not easy to do so but perseverance will bring success.
Voddie is down to earth and writes beautifully to make you understand the importance to be involve in the home when it concerns biblical teaching. The more you read the book, the more precise the author is and he is encouraging you to take a step and guide your own children.
I like the way the author writes. He has clear and recent examples. At the end of each chapters, he also has a little section titled Take Action which gives you ideas and actions to do with your family.
I find it important that parents take the initiative and be responsible when it comes to teaching the Word. I myself was not raised in a Christian home. I grew up in a catholic state of mind but going to church only at Easter and Christmas as well as important steps like First Communion and Confirmation (and while visiting my maternal-grandmother as well). I always had a picture bible and my maternal grand-mother was a devout person. But honestly, I missed a lot. And when I became a Christian I was scared to death on how to pass the faith to my own kids. Well, it’s not complicated really. You just need to be open and make sure your kids understand God and what He is doing in our lives. It is amazing how much they can understand! From teaching the Word and living it in our house, our kids are following God with all their heart. They understand the importance of giving to the poor and participate actively in what we can do for them. Recently, we did a shopping spree at the grocery store and bought food for the local food bank. The kids were able to select some of the food and were there when we brought the supplies. They even got a tour of the facility. Another time, while we were having a garage sale, my oldest wanted to do something for the people in Haiti and decided to held a lemonade stand and asked for donations for Haiti. The kids were polite asking people and the results were above their expectations.
Family Driven Faith is a must have for any family – especially those who are wondering how to bring back their kids on the right path. It is never too late. You can do something about it.
If you are interested and want to explore the book more before buying it, you can read the first chapter here.
The author himself is discussing the book in these videos on the Family Driven Faith Channel.
This review was possible because I received a copy of Family Driven Faith from Crossway.
Family Driven Faith is available everywhere even at amazon.ca.