Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord by Dave Stone

on June 1, 2012

About the book:

Practical life lessons, real-life stories, and Scriptural truths for being the family that glorifies God.

Preaching is his gift, but Pastor Dave Stone’s family is his passion and his life’s blessing. Dave and Beth have been married 27 years and have raised three children, as well as shepherd the diverse families of their congregation. Raising faithful families is a key to the future of the church. Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord is the first of three books in the Faithful Family series where Dave applies his practical, conversational, and humorous approach to the challenge of building a strong spiritual foundation for the family. Some of the topics include: Authenticity, Discipline, Modeling Godly Principles, Sharing the Load, and more.

It’s never too soon, or too late, to begin applying the tried and true wisdom this veteran of building strong families has to share.

My Opinion:

First off if you’re looking for a book that is going to tell you how to fool proof your children and make sure they never leave the church or turn their backs on Christ – this isn’t it.  If, however, you are looking for a book that can encourage and equip you to help raise your children in a godly home and hopefully prevent the prodigal syndrome that seems to be happening so much today – this this it.  Dave Stone isn’t going to give you all the answers to your questions, no one can, but he does give you godly and Biblical advice in how to train your children so that when they are released from your home they will be as arrows for the Lord.

There is nothing brand new in the book but what I liked was the conversational tone, and the quick and easy to digest chapters.  I didn’t have to spend hours plodding my way through the book and actually finished it in two days – but it’s one that I’ll come back to again and again because the information is easy to implement as I raise my children to love the Lord and follow Him prayerfully for the rest of their lives.  I would recommend this book to any parent who is just now entering parenthood or those who have older children and want to correct their and their children’s behavior.


**Disclaimer:  I was provided an e-copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.


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