Churches worldwide are seeing a decline in the attendance of children who were raised in the church and have made a decision to walk away from their Christian roots. Bill Hybels is quoted saying, “If the local church is the hope of the world, then we must take seriously the church’s responsibility to call couples, parents, and grandparents to create God-honoring homes. Only then will we see the tide turn on declining generational faith transference.”
Authors Kurt Burner and Steve Stroope who both serve as ministers at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas, have shifted the focus of the church towards helping parents reclaim their duty and responsibility to raise their children in a Godly home where biblical principles are not only taught but also witnessed through daily application. Together they have written It Starts at Home: A Practical Guide to Nurturing Lifelong Faith, a book that proves the purpose and lasting success of intentionally raising children, families, and marriages where Christ is at the foundation and center of all homes. Home is where the family lives and breathes; it makes sense that the home should also be the central location for spiritual development and where growth should continually be occurring in all members of the family.
The book presents strategies and goals for intentional couples, parents, grandparents, as well as church leaders. It’s imperative to recognize that parents and families should not be waiting or expecting the church to teach their children but that faith formation begins at home. Included in the book are parent report cards and tips and activities to building strong faithful families. There is also a 120-day challenge for intentional marriages, parenting, and grandparenting that will inspire you to cultivate the faith of the future generations.
Christian home leaders are challenged to restore their homes and step into their God-given role to strengthen their family and become the central point for Christian growth. It Starts at Home is a must-have for all family libraries. It’s not a quick one-time read but a lifelong program about being intentional and strengthening the home. The book is scripturally sound and full of biblical truths and at-home applications and strategies that families can easily apply to their everyday lives.
The Judgmental Christian was blessed with the opportunity to give away one copy of It Starts at Home. What a blessing to be able to share this inspirational book to one of our faithful readers! Thank you Lake Pointe Church for this unique opportunity!
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This book can be purchased online at the Lake Pointe bookstore. There is also a coupon online for 20% off any book or Bible. It Starts at Home was donated to The Judgmental Christian and I was not compensated for my Review or Giveaway.
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and
with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk
along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands
and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”