Dr. Arnie Cole (Pepperdine) is CEO of Back to the Bible--an international radio and internet ministry--and Director of Research and Development for the Center for Bible Engagement. He has spent much of his professional life tracking trends of human behavior. He and his wife, Char, are parents of adult children and operate an equestrian center in Nebraska.
Pamela Ovwigho, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Center for Bible Engagement, a division of Back to the Bible. She has spent the past seven years analyzing the spiritual lives of more than 130,000 people. When she’s not asking people questions, Pam is busy fixing up the 100-year-old Nebraska farmhouse she shares with her husband and children.
Parents of faith are the most influential people in the lives of children - more than pastors, Sunday School teachers, youth workers, or teachers. Passing our faith to our kids is the responsibility of the church (home grown faith versus church grown faith).
There are certain conditions that parents can intentionally create in the home that will leave a legacy of faith for their childre, grandchildren, and beyond. They include prayer and devotions; family acts of service; caring conversations; and rituals and traditions.
Home Grown Faith will encourage and teach parents how they can shape the spiritual future of their kids one day at a time.
For parents who sometimes feel they haven't done enough, Jones provides ideas for taking small steps toward communication and intimacy, showing you how to take advantage of teachable moments by fully "focusing on the present."
Raising God’s Children is a manual of sorts based on standard traditional and contemporary Christian values and is loaded with both natural and spiritual wisdom offering insight into what has been learned from every available resource—including, the wisdom of people who have raise
As a parent, your words are powerful. What you say and how you say it has the potential to either invite your children into deeper relationship with you or push them away. What’s more, in a very real sense, your words represent—or misrepresent—God’s words to his children— meaning they have the power to shape how your children view their heavenly Father.
Offering practical guidance for grace-filled communication in the midst of the craziness of everyday life, this accessible guide will help you speak in ways that reflect the grace God has shown to you in the gospel.
Many parents have "done it all" when it comes to the checklist of good Christian parenting, only to see their son or daughter step away from their belief system and embrace other lifestyle choices.
Dr. Kimmel helps to increase the chances that your children will develop a vibrant faith early in life and stick with it on into adulthood. It will also provide help and hope for those already dealing with a rebellious teen and teach them how to lead the child back into a walk of faith.
What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.
Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to:Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle.Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us.Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.