Item description for Parenting with Kingdom Purpose by Ken Hemphill, Richard Ross & Kenneth S. Hemphill...
Overview Designed to help parents instill in their children a faith that has a foundation, the authors reveal what must be instilled in today's youth for faith to be a reality in their adult lives.
Publishers Description "What if we raise our children to gain the world but in the process they forfeit their souls?" ask the writers of Parenting with Kingdom Purpose (True Love Waits founder Richard Ross and best-selling author Ken Hemphill). Indeed, children are a constant reminder of God's goodness. In that light, Christian parents are called to celebrate and nurture the unique personality traits and talents of each precious one with a gracious and eternal perspective. Yet studies indicate 70 percent of teenagers from evangelical homes will drop out of church within two years after high school graduation. What the world has to offer will win their closer attention. Parenting with Kingdom Purpose looks at Bible teaching and the recent National Study of Youth and Religion to shape a fresh approach to raising children that cuts through the chaos of modern life and brings families closest to each other and the Lord.
Citations And Professional Reviews Parenting with Kingdom Purpose by Ken Hemphill, Richard Ross & Kenneth S. Hemphill has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Home & School - 01/01/2006 page 31
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.55" Width: 4.98" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
ISBN 080543299X ISBN13 9780805432992
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More About Ken Hemphill, Richard Ross & Kenneth S. Hemphill
Ken Hemphill has pastored churches throughout the Southeast and served as a denominational leader within the Southern Baptist Convention for twenty years as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and National Strategist for Empowering Kingdom Growth. He is presently the director of the Center for Church Planting and Revitalization at North Greenville University.
Ken Hemphill currently resides in Hendersonville, in the state of Tennessee. Ken Hemphill was born in 1948.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Parenting with Kingdom Purpose?
Excellent Resource for Parents Apr 30, 2006
Even though this book is primarily for parents of teenagers, I read it as a parent of a three and five year-old and was still able to get very useful information. The statistics that the authors give are astounding and should reaffirm to Christian parents the importance of open commmunication with your child. Because I am raising my children in a Christian environment, I assumed that I was doing everything right. However, the authors of this book help explain the importance of doing more than just "being" a Christian. They get to the heart of the Scriptures and hold all parents accountable for the commission that is given in the Bible to diligently teach our chldren God's word while helping them to realize their role in bringing others into His kingdom. I am placing this book on my shelf to pull back out when my children are reaching the middle school years. By then I will need the gentle, scripture-based nudging that is provided by the authors.
Excellent book on raising children with a Christian worldview Jul 2, 2005
Every Christian parent should read this book and consider the advice, recommendations and helps that it offers in raising what the authors call "Kingdom kids", children that have been raised with a consistent message that conveys a faith-centered Christian worldview.
Near the end of the book, Ross writes regarding problems with youth, "Parents come to the office of counselors and church leaders when they are in crisis. Often they say 'We never thought it would come to this. How did we ever get into this situation?' The answer is often by hundreds of decisions parents and children have made over the years."
The focus of this book is for parents to understand that a primary parenting responsiblity is to see that faith is central in their own lives and to ensure that they consistently live and communicate that message to their children by making it a priority.
Too often, parents will sacrifice to send children to sports camps but not for mission trips. They will skip church to attend a child's sports activity. They drop the children off at church but don't attend themselves. Over time, decisions such as these convey to the child that mom and dad's faith just isn't all that important. As a result, 70 percent of youth will drop out of the church within two years of high school graduation.
The authors don't just tell us what has gone wrong but also offer practical advise for how to stay "on message" with your children.