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The Center for Christian Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Book Review: ‘A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home’ by Jason Helopoulos

Book Review: ‘A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home’ by Jason Helopoulos

by David Gundersen – Nov 6

“Family worship” is an archaic phrase—and an increasingly archaic practice. It sounds austere and intimidating, like an outdated tradition for über-conservative, tightly sheltered, hyper-Christian families who care more about spiritual solemnity than family warmth.

Pastor Jason Helopoulos, assistant pastor at University Reformed Church [...]

Book Review: ‘You Never Stop Being A Parent’ By Jim Newheiser and Elyse Fitzpatrick

Book Review: ‘You Never Stop Being A Parent’ By Jim Newheiser and Elyse Fitzpatrick

by Nick Ostermann – Nov 1

You Never Stop Being a Parent. By Jim Newheiser and Elyse Fitzpatrick. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2010, 224 pp., $14.99.

As a thirty-one year old, I’ve often wondered how my parents made the transition from parenting a child in their home to now parenting [...]

Book Review: ‘Visionary Marriage: Capture a God-Sized Vision for Your Marriage’ by Rob and Amy Rienow

Book Review: ‘Visionary Marriage: Capture a God-Sized Vision for Your Marriage’ by Rob and Amy Rienow

by Nick Ostermann – Oct 25

Visionary Marriage: Capture a God-Sized Vision for Your Marriage. By Rob and Amy Rienow. Nashville, Randall House, 2010, 150 pp., $12.99.

After a decade of struggling themselves, as well as years of counseling engaged and married couples, Rob and Amy Rienow realized that most couples have [...]

Prayers for the Journey – A Prayer Journal for Wives by Kimberly Campbell

Prayers for the Journey – A Prayer Journal for Wives by Kimberly Campbell

by Derek Brown – Oct 16

“Praying for our husbands is an often talked about spiritual discipline,” observes Courtney Reissig, “But how many times do we commit to praying for them in earnest, only to be met with the disappointment days, weeks, and months later when we fall [...]

Book Review: ‘Perspectives On Your Child’s Education: Four Views.’  Edited by Timothy Paul Jones

Book Review: ‘Perspectives On Your Child’s Education: Four Views.’ Edited by Timothy Paul Jones

by Michael Davis – Oct 11

Perspectives on Your Child’s Education: Four Views. By Mark Eckel, G. Tyler Fischer, Troy Temple, and Michael S. Wilder. Edited by Timothy Paul Jones. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2009, 144 pp., $19.99.

Every year millions of parents find themselves asking this question: “Where should [...]

Book Review: ‘A Vision for the Aging Church: Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors’ by James M. Houston and Michael Parker

Book Review: ‘A Vision for the Aging Church: Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors’ by James M. Houston and Michael Parker

by Michael Davis – Sep 30

A Vision for the Aging Church: Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors. By James M. Houston and Michael Parker. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012, 279 pp., $24.00.

“This book represents an effort to join science and religion in ways that most positively impact the [...]

A New Children’s Book: ‘God’s Big Story: Salvation History for Kids’ by Jim Hamilton

A New Children’s Book: ‘God’s Big Story: Salvation History for Kids’ by Jim Hamilton

by Derek Brown – Sep 11

From The Publisher: With easily remembered rhymes and Bible verses take your child through the span of Salvation History from Creation to the Fall, the Flood to the Exodus, the Exile to the Crucifixion and beyond… James M. Hamilton writes about real history, God’s [...]

Book Recommendation: “The Pastor’s Family: Shepherding Your Family Through the Pressures of Pastoral Ministry” by Brian and Cara Croft

Book Recommendation: “The Pastor’s Family: Shepherding Your Family Through the Pressures of Pastoral Ministry” by Brian and Cara Croft

by Derek Brown – Aug 29

Brian Croft, Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and Founder of PracticalShepherding.com, and his wife have co-written a book to encourage pastors entitled, The Pastor’s Family: Shepherding Your Family Through the Pressures of Pastoral Ministry.  Below is a description of [...]

Book Recommendation: ‘Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace’ by Heath Lambert

Book Recommendation: ‘Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace’ by Heath Lambert

by Derek Brown – Aug 15

Heath Lambert, associate professor of biblical counseling at Boyce College, has recently published what Joshua Harris hails as “the best book I’m aware of on sexual purity and pornography.”  Below is a brief description, a few endorsements, a review, and a link to purchase [...]

Recommendation: ‘Manhood Restored’ by Eric Mason

Recommendation: ‘Manhood Restored’ by Eric Mason

by Derek Brown – Jul 10

From Amazon: The earthly crisis within manhood will be there until Jesus returns, but in Christ men are pointed toward the gospel as the vision for renewal. Manhood Restored by exciting new pastoral voice Eric Mason combines theological depth with practical insights, putting men in [...]