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Setting Up Stones: A Parent's Guide to Making Your Home a Place of Worship [Paperback]

By Martha Singleton (Author) & Greg Singleton (Author)
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Setting Up Stones is a fast-paced, interactive release to help today's busy parents do three important things: (1) hone their spiritual parenting skills; (2) help their children build a solid foundation of faith; and (3) transform their home into a place of worship. The interactive format of Setting Up Stones will quickly engage parents in more than passive reading; it will invite them to lift the ideas off the page and creatively apply them to their family situation.

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Are you concerned with the spiritual health of your family? Are you concerned that your children aren t forming a strong foundation of faith to prepare them for life? What can you do as a parent to give them the spiritual foundation they need? Let Setting Up Stones help you transform your home into a place of family worship. This fast-paced, interactive release offers practical ideas and directions for how to be an effective spiritual parent. Biblical principles are explained and illustrated concisely for today?'s busy parent. Each chapter has a sidebar that provides key ideas and practical activities to apply to your own home and family.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: New Hope Publishers
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 7.98" Height: 0.42"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 3, 2008
Publisher   New Hope Publishers
Series  Arise  
ISBN  1596692197  
ISBN13  9781596692190  

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More About Martha Singleton & Greg Singleton

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Martha and Greg Singleton have, for more than 30 years, met the challenges of balancing successful professional careers in journalism and marketing while raising a faith-filled family. Together, they creatively share their experiences and insights on family life at conferences, seminars, workshops, churches of various denominations, schools, organizations, and businesses. The couple resides in San Antonio and has two adult children.

Martha Singleton currently resides in San Antonio. Martha Singleton was born in 1949.

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Much needed addition to the family  Dec 7, 2009
Is family devotion time at your house greeted with less than shouts of enthusiasm? Is there even a family devotion time at your house? I have good memories of devotions growing up, but they weren't done like clockwork. My husband on the other hand has nightmares of the nightly 2 hour devotions growing up in his house. So finding a balance hasn't really happened in our house yet. This book caught my interest right away when I found out what it was about. I think there is a real need for something like this. So lets take a look...

Think of Setting Up Stones as a workbook, at the end of each chapter there are ideas to try and questions to answer to really get you thinking. It is interactive if you let it be. The first part of each chapter is part Greg and part Martha giving illustrations, stories and insight into ways you can bring worship into a daily part of your family life. The important thing being that they get you to reevaluate what worship is. The beauty of this book is that you will start to see worship all around you and in more things that you do and you will help your kids see it too.

Great book! I have recommended it to my mom for the Young Moms Bible Study she teaches at church because it would be a perfect book for something like that.
Need Help with Family Worship  Oct 30, 2009
I wonder what thoughts come to your mind when you hear the words `family worship'. Maybe a family sitting in a circle looking captivated as their dad reads to them the Bible. Maybe something you know would be good to do with your family but is something you haven't been able to do regularly.

Setting up Stones speaks to both these things. It shows that family worship is much more than just sitting around studying the Bible, it can be far more creative. At the same time it encourages and provides practical steps about how to make this happen in your family.

This book gets its title from the passage Joshua 4:20-24 where Joshua and the Israelites set up stones to remind them of what God has done. This book is about helping your family remember what God has done or in the words of Joshua, setting up stones.

In the first half of the book they remind us that through Jesus' death on the cross there is now a new way for us to have fellowship with God, and we are invited to do so. In our homes we are encouraging our children to live a lifestyle of praising God for who He is and what He's done as the get to know Him better. In order to do this we need to be prepared, purposeful and perceptive in spotting those teachable moments.

Then in the second half they share some of the ways in which families can worship God including music, stories, prayer and traditions. It finishes with a reminder that God's role for us as parents is to step up the stones so our children can discover Him.

The style of this book is engaging, the personal experiences back up the points they make, and the huge number of ideas they have provided for how a family can worship God are extremely useful (I hope to incorporate some of them with my children). There are a couple of weaknesses though. I would have liked there to have been a chapter on the more traditional elements of family worship (Bible Study, Catechism). Also there are resources they recommend I would discourage people from using, such as Rob Bell's Velvet Elvis. But these two things should not put you off get what I thought was a helpful book on family worship.
A guide to nurturing a child's spirituality through a positive religious environment in the home  Apr 10, 2009
Worship is not the strict avenue of only the church. "Setting Up Stones: A Parent's Guide to Making Your Home a Place of Worship" is a guide to nurturing a child's spirituality through a positive religious environment in the home. Packed with ideas from two parents who have used this advice with their own children, "Setting Up Stones" is a practical and valuable guide for Christian parents who value faith in their everyday lives.
Excellent and Practical Guide of teaching worship to your Children in your home.  Jan 14, 2009
This book is great! It is full of practical ideas on how to bring worship into your everyday life. Great for parents at any stage with their children.... toddler hood through teens.

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