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Ten P's in a Pod : A Million-Mile Journal of the Arnold Pent Family [Hardcover]

By Arnold Pent (Author)
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Future historians may look back on the Arnold Pent family and describe them as the "first modern home school family." Long before there were any state home schooling organizations or curriculum fairs, Arnold Pent declared his independence from government education and his dependence on Jesus Christ in the training of his children. No one told him to do this. He simply read the Bible and determined to follow the clear principles found within its pages and to be obedient to God - regardless of the consequences. Like all great visionary leaders, Arnold Pent was a man with many wonderful directives for his family. The world would probably describe these initiatives as eccentricities, but they were not. In fact, Arnold Pent discovered something that all fathers would be well advised to consider: True Christian leadership in the household is born in the fire of adversity. The noblest and most God-blessed expressions of biblical fatherhood are cultivated always and only by taking the path less traveled. I feel a special kinship to the Pent family. As a boy, I traveled constantly with my father, having visited forty-nine of the fifty states by the time I was eighteen. I sat with him for tens of thousands of miles and listened to books on tape, sermons, histories, and theology lectures. They were glorious times. We discussed everything, we saw great sights, and I always felt like I was a part of my father's life mission. There is no doubt in my mind that my life was shaped by a father who made it his commitment to have me by his side and to daily speak words of life and love into my heart. As Beall and I seek to raise our own children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, I daily think back to the example established for me by my father, and desire with all my heart to be for my children what my father was for me. Ten P's in a Pod has not only filled our house with laughter, but it has reminded me of the mission that God has set before my bride and me. For this, I am truly grateful. Over the years, many readers have been attracted to the endearing stories of family life found in such classics as Kathryn Forbes' Mamma's Bank Account (also called I Remember Mamma), Clarence Day's Life with Father, and Frank Gilbreth's Cheaper by the Dozen. The beauty of this book is that it combines the very best elements of those classics, but with a distinctive and uncompromising Gospel message. As a publisher, I consider it the highest honor that the Lord and His

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Crackles with life and captures, with both humor and sobriety, the almost irresressible spirit of the Pent Family. To the Pents, the story of faith was real and practical, a nd nearly every page of this book contains the Words of Life.

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Studio: The Vision Forum, Inc.
Pages   198
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.78" Width: 5.86" Height: 0.92"
Weight:   0.93 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2004
Publisher   Vision Forum
ISBN  1929241895  
ISBN13  9781929241897  

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Ten P's in a Pod  Aug 11, 2008
Ten P's in a Pod is the story of a family of traveling evangelists. On one hand, I was very inspired by the family's commitment to prayer and Bible reading, and my children enjoyed the book as a read-aloud. On the other hand, I was disturbed by the "Christian brinksmanship" that was pervasive throughout the book. Mr. Pent deliberately and repeatedly put his family in situations--such as driving through a North Dakota blizzard with bald tires--where the family's basic well-being was dependent on God's active intervention.
How this book changed our lives and touched 100's of others  May 16, 2007
We were given this wonderful book in 1980 and as a result our small children in a matter of weeks could quote chapters and entire books of the Bible without memorization. In the following years, our four kids would travel, sing and recite series of verses that my wife and I compiled on various Bible subjects. We told the Pent Story where ever we went. We even were blessed by several personal visits by David Pent to our home and got to eventually meet 5 of the 8 Pent children. Our children are grown now, but the scripture they learned is still with them effecting how they live their adult lives for the Saviour that died for them. If you want to step out of the mundane and into the extraordinary life of serving God... this book is the key to leaving a legacy that no one will ever forget.
A Fun Story about an Amazing Family  Nov 10, 2006
Being a family that wants to honor God and obey His Word ourselves, it was neat to hear the adventures of the Arnold Pent family. They traveled all across North America, often wondering where they would sleep or where their next meal would come from or how they would pay for gas. But they trusted God and He always provided.

As a father, this book gave me a vision for teaching my family the Bible--hearing how much importance Mr. Pent placed on READING the Bible. Before breakfast, and after every meal--regardless of where they were or who they were staying with.

DON'T GET ME WRONG--This is not a boring, stiff, how-to kind of book that makes you feel guilty. It's just a FUN story about a family who was very different from your typical family. Almost every page made our whole family laugh.

Must read for every Christian (period) especially families!  Apr 23, 2006
This is an awesome book about a family seriously devoted to the heart of GOD! Today so much lip service is given about loving GOD and HIS WORD especially in our worship services all over the land. BUT then after 20 minutes or so of singing about loving GOD and HIS WORD, we then are consumed with other loves, the gods of technology, etc. that have worked their way into the thrones of so many areas of our lives. This book describes a family of ten who simply read GOD's WORD, the BIBLE, and they lived it, sang it, and truly breathe it. Don't read this book if you don't want to be convicted by the HOLY SPIRIT and challenged to change your life into a more simple pattern of pleasing the heart of GOD! So readers beware. WARNING: This book can cause serious health implications and spiritual awakenings unlike you've ever dreamed. GOD's WORD will not return void! Read it (The Holy Bible) and believe it, then miraculous things will occur weekly in your life. We know, because we are a family of eight that live by faith. This book though written in the mid-sixties, has eternal value for all walks of life. We have been seriously challenged by this book to increase our almost daily devotion time and Bible reading.
Grace and Peace,
The Lord Family -

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