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Family Driven Faith May 6, 2010

Posted by clintcarter in Books, Family.

I finished “Family Driven Faith” by Voddie Baucham about a month ago.  I’ve been sitting on it for a while, trying to determine how to best review it.  It would definitely fall into the category of a controversial read.  There are many who would be offended by Voddie’s views.  Which is unfortunate because there is much to glean from this book both philosophically and practically.

Voddie challenges the evangelical norm of what a “Christian family” looks like.  It’s a necessary conversation to have when 88% of evangelical teens are leaving the faith by their sophomore year of college.

There are a lot of great practical examples for how to keep Christ at the forefront of a family.  I don’t agree completely with all of his solutions, but I’m thankful that he is tackling the issue and offering suggestions.

This is a book that challenged me to be intentional about faith formation in our home.  As a pastor, it also challenged me to look beyond my household and do what I can to encourage other families to be intentional about their spiritual life as well.

I would challenge parents to read this book together.  Not so they’ll mindlessly observe everything it teaches, but for the sake of beginning a dialogue about what role spirituality will play in their family.



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