Voddie T. Baucham Jr.
- Title: Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God
- Author: Voddie T. Baucham Jr.
- ISBN: 9781433528125
- Page: 271
- Format: Paperback
This bold book is an urgent call to parents and the church to return to biblical discipleship in and through the home.
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Over the years and since having become a mommy I have read many books on raising children. However, there is one book that I recently read that stands out from all of the rest. This is the book that I recommend and sincerely wish that all Christian families would read. It is called “Family Driven Faith” by Voddie Baucham Jr. I loved this book and it quickly rose to the top of my favorite’s list because of the impact it had on our life as a family.The book is based on Deuteronomy 6. This is [...]
I was disappointed by this book. I admit out front that there are several valid criticisms of the Western Church that I agree with, in fact, I agree with much of Baucham's assessment of the state of families and their need for family worship/bible reading.However, the book comes off mostly as an exercise in glorifying Voddie Baucham, which was very off-putting, and made it hard to read. Every major example of what's right is an example of how Baucham did it right. The whole thing is very self ag [...]
In Family Driven Faith, Voddie Baucham is sounding a trumpet and he is sounding it with as much force as he can possibly muster! Voddie paints a very bleak reality for the state of the American Christian family, and I am afraid that his assessment is accurate in far more homes than we care to admit. He highlights the horrendous stats concerning those who grow up in a "Christian home" only to walk away from their roots once they leave the house. The basic premise of the entire book is that it is [...]
This is a very good work on the biblical calling that parents have in discipling their children. Baucham begins the book by reviewing the statistics on how most children leave the church after their first year of college. This is widely known, of course, but Baucham attributes this not so much as a failure of the church, but as a failure of parents in taking responsibility for discipling their children in the faith.He argues, largely from Deuteronomy, that it is the duty of every Christian paren [...]
In this stage of our lives, with the exception of the Bible, this book has done more to promote growth and change in our live than any other book. Both my husband and I have read it at the same time and through it we have been able to understand how to apply the words that God has toward parents and the plan he has for discipling and training our children in Him. I don't want to walk step by step of what the author teaches, but just to say that if you desire to have a family and children that is [...]
What an excellent book! We learn throughout the book about what God's version of family planning is, and how unlike the world's view it is. While most people don't want to marry young, God encourages it. While most people discourage having children and make personal success a priority, God doesn't. Mr. Baucham is so warm and wonderful on how he presents God's case. He also brings up the church and how they approach such matters. As a youth leader, I really learned a lot and realized how truthful [...]
This book is superb. It cuts to the quick the tired theory that children be separated into their little groups at church or that the church, in fact, is the organization primarily responsible for shepherding children in the faith.Every churched couple contemplating children should read this book. And for those already entrenched in the standard church routine, it is never too late to change.
The education we give our children is so critical in shaping how they view God, life and the world. I am not willing to give this responsibility away to just anyone. Also, the greatest titles I possess are husband and dad. I will not expect the church to be the primary or sole facilitator of spiritual growth and development in the life of my family. That is my job.
Essential take on faith, family & church.
This book is a call to action. Voddie cites many different and compelling statistics aimed at opening the eyes of American parents and church leaders. The path we walk in our homes and churches now often excludes a biblical approach to discipleship. Voddie simply calls us back to using the Word as we structure these environments in our lives.I came away from this book captured by its honest assessment and compelled to change the direction I take in leading my family. Since reading this book I ha [...]
He should have stopped while he was ahead. Unfortunately, he kept writing. This book has a lot of good in it. But it also has a lot of crazy in it. After introducing the problem that families face today (ch. 1), Buacham walks through Ephesians 5:15-21 with application for Christian families (ch. 2). Based on a foundational understanding of true love (ch. 3) and biblical worldview (ch. 4), he makes application for teaching the Word at home (ch. 5), child discipline and education (ch. 6), family w [...]
Wow! I loved this book, and not just because I agreed with the author - he also challenged me! In the areas of homeschooling and children, I felt bolstered and supported, not just from the author, but from God's Word. I'm challenged to actively involve our family in our family Bible study, truly imparting God's Word to them.Some of my fave quotes:On homeschooling: "The Nehemiah Institute has demonstrated since 1988 that education is the greatest shaper of worldview. Thus their findings consisten [...]
A must read.
I had the privilege of hearing Mr. Baucham speak in my university chapel a couple times, and I am only sorry that I didn't get this book sooner. It is a must for any Christian parents who wish to raise their children the way God intends, as laid out in the Bible. As someone without kids, it was still useful for understanding how the family crisis is one of the root problems with the church today. There are two things I appreciated highly in this book. First, it is a plethora of knowledge backed [...]
good book, although i wish i knew a bunch of others who had read it so that i could talk it over with them. the author is a bit (ok, maybe a lot) extreme in some of his positions. he's definitely too fundamentalist for me, in that he says things are black and white that i think we have freedom in. for example, type of schooling for our kids. while there are great parts to the book, parts i want to really think about and implement in our family, i think it's a book that needs to be read with disc [...]
Eh, I wasn't too sold on all of his numbers/figures/scare tactics (in my mind). I agree that we need to be active in how we parent our children in a world that is increasingly less and less Godly, however I am skeptical to jump onto his bandwagon when he was not raised this way and is trying out this "method" on his kids now. I prefer parenting advice from parents who have "been there done that" and can see the fruit of their works. Possibly personal preference, but I side more with Dr Dobsons w [...]
Wow, so many wonderful biblical truths were revealed to me through this book. Very convicting read. I can see so many areas that I need to step up as a parent and take control of training up my children. This book is well highlighted on my Kindle and I think I'm going to have to have a physical copy to take notes and write all over. This one is going to require multiple reads to full absorb all the great nuggets.
A must read for Christian parents and church leaders! examining our walk under scripture will lead us down an unpopular road but this book is an encouragement for my family and I to remain faithful and go against the current. may the Lord purify the church and help us grow in biblical affirmation and support of biblical marriage and family- seeing children as a blessing, Christian education and homeschooling, biblical leadership and family worship and discipleship.
This review was posted on my blog at: by-his-graceI recently finished reading "Family Driven Faith" by Voddie Baucham Jr There is much in this book to be praised and commended. What parent doesn't need all the encouragement they can get to live out the gospel and to teach it to their children on a daily basis? Sometimes we need to be shaken up a bit and rise up out of our comfort and complacency to fulfill our God-given responsibilities. I appreciate his exposure of the wrong thinking of the cul [...]
Something is missing in evangelical circles and that something is our children. Statistics show that children raised in evangelical (and I use that term as loosely as the statistical studies do) families are leaving the church at an alarming rate. In his book, Family Driven Faith, Voddie Baucham addresses this issue head on, placing the blame for these departures squarely at the feet of the parents. He begins by bringing the problem into focus by presenting the above mentioned statistics and ill [...]
Matters related to the family are of great importance to me as a father and a husband. In a world with so many threats to God’s design for the family, understanding what those threats are and how to respond are vital for parents to pay attention to and apply in their homes. Voddie Baucham in his helpful book Family Driven Faith: Doing What it Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk With God, outlines a plan of attack that is well worth noting and implementing.Baucham begins by noting the cu [...]
Voddie Baucham's 2007 book, Family Drive Faith: What It Takes To Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk With God, is somewhat controversial in the church. Not because of heretical or radical teachings but instead because it challenges one of the pillars of the modern church model: age-segregation. It is an article of faith that in order to attract people your church needs to offer a comprehensive youth ministry, nursery during "worship" and preferably children's church so that kids get a tailored exp [...]
Loads of great insightVoddie does a beautiful job of seeking to direct his readers back to scripture but occasionally falls into the pit of "My Way or the Highway." "Occasionally" is the operative word. Of course I am grateful that he is firmly convinced of his conclusion, as I believe every Christian has an obligation to do. Perhaps my only negative gut reaction to his philosophies are that I've seen too many disregard legitimate family ministries out of an undue zeal against "programs." When i [...]
As someone that was already well acquainted with the family integrated church I think some of the hard hitting nature usually felt from other reviewers is lost on me. At the same time the conviction felt is still present. I can read into the book a hard line on some things that I would then push back on but I choose not to read to much into those statements. The reminders they serve as are needed when I think of my responsibility to my family and children to lead them in the way they should go. [...]
Wonderful read,This book has promised me to think more carefully about generationally integrated worship. The author while a homeschool father, takes time to highly value Christian School as well.
Too preachy but some good content Family is very important but saying every family needs 6kids is not true. I like the author but I disagree with his conclusions. My wife was medically unable to have more than 3kids. According to the author we aren’t being obedient. It’s hogwash.
I think every Christian home should read/own a copy of this book. Love, devotion to Christ, exemplified demonstration of the Biblical worldview by parents is probably the best defense against the wave of atheism in young people today.
Great for anyone looking for ideas for Family-Integrated Church, family worship, or motivation to take the lead in discipleship of your family.
Great Help for Families Seeking ChristThis book is practical and helpful in regards to moving back toward the biblical mandate to raise the next generation in the faith. Voddie provides evidence of what is obvious to most of us, that we are not making disciples out of our children, and offers some help in how to reorient the lives of our families of Christ.
The rating on this was hard. I was looking for a book on family worship when I purchased this book. I did get that and Voddie Baucham delivered with a call to family worship and some practical ideas on how to get started. I was hoping for more of the latter and was a little disappointed that it was more of an argument for family worship rather than giving people the tools to get started. While I do appreciate and find myself agreeing with Voddie Bauchum on several things. I felt this book had so [...]
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