Item description for My Crazy Imperfect Christian Family: Living Out Your Faith with Those Who Know You Best by Glenn T. Stanton...
Overview While exploring and debunking the myths surrounding the supposedly perfect Christian family, Stanton tackles such issues as communication and sexuality, showing readers what should really happen in a Christian home.
Publishers Description God uses family in huge ways--the good, the bad, the ugly, even the really ugly parts--to bring about His work in our lives. Being a Christian in your family isn't about being perfect--it's about being open to how God wants to change you.
From Publishers Weekly This book, writes Stanton on the opening page, does not offer five easy steps or seven sure-fire principles to having a godly family. "Fads and formulas will fail you because Christianity is so much more than tips for a successful life," he cautions. The ensuing chapters lay out the real story: not only is the Christian family not perfect, but the home is usually the place where Christians are most flawed, raw and cruel to each other. How can family members better reflect the love of Christ? In this well-written book, Stanton (director and senior research analyst at Focus on the Family) reflects on sexuality, family roles and the qualities of a Christian home. He casts a wide net for source material, relying heavily on wisdom from Inklings like C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton and chattily recommending relevant books like an old friend might. With solid and perceptive insights into Christian beliefs and practices, Stanton offers hope for people whose families are not picture perfect--suggested by the cover image, where one of the children in a smiling family portrait stands off by himself, picking his nose. (Feb. 5) Copyright 2003 Publishers Weekly
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.23 lbs.
Release Date Jan 28, 2004
Publisher NavPress Publishing Group
ISBN 1576834034 ISBN13 9781576834039
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More About Glenn T. Stanton
GLENN T. STANTON is the director of Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs and a research fellow at the Institute of Marriage amd Family in Ottawa. He debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage and parenting at universities and churches around the world. Stanton served the George W. Bush administration for many years as a consultant on increasing fatherhood involvement in the Head Start program. Glenn is an author and contributor to many books and is quoted as a leading spokesperson on marriage and family issues. His latest book, Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor: Being Friends in Grace and Truth, explores how Christians should interact with gay or lesbian neighbors in a Christ-honoring way. He is also the author of The Ring Makes All the Difference and Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity. Stanton is a graduate of the University of West Florida with graduate degrees in philosophy and history. He now makes his home in Colorado Springs with his wife and five children.
Glenn T. Stanton currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado. Glenn T. Stanton was born in 1962.