Recommended Family Resources

GENERAL FAMILY RESOURCES:

“THOUGHTS ON FAMILY WORSHIP”
By: J. W. Alexander
(Ligoner, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1847) If you haven't considered family devotions before, this book will convince you that you need to begin!

"TRUSTING GOD" & "TRUSTING GOD STUDY GUIDE"
By: Jerry Bridges
(Colorado Springs, CO: Navpress, 1988)

"PASSION AND PURITY"
By: Elizabeth Elliot
(Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 1984) The beautiful, pure love story of Jim and Elizabeth Elliot before he was slain on a missionary journey to the Auca Indians.

"THE SHAPING OF A CHRISTIAN FAMILY"
By: Elizabeth Elliot
(Nashville, TN: Oliver-Nelson Books, 1992) It is not a prescription of how to do it, but a description of how one family built their home on godly principles. They lived out what they believed. What a rich story!

“THE GOSPEL FOR CHILDREN”
By: John Leuzarder
(Amityville, NY: Calvary Press, 1996) This is a colorful, accurate, and enjoyable way of sharing the gospel with young children.

"YOUR FAMILY GOD'S WAY"
By: Wayne Mack
(Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1991) Concentrates primarily on communication, filled with Scripture, and provides good homework with each chapter.

"STRENGTHENING YOUR MARRIAGE"
By: Wayne Mack
(Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1991) Outline form, filled with Scripture, a good study book.

"HOMEWORK MANUAL FOR BIBLICAL LIVING, VOL. 2"
By: Wayne Mack
(Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1979) A counselor's guide.

“THE HEART OF ANGER”
By: Lou Priolo
(Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1996)

“THE PEACEMAKER”
By: Ken Sande
(Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1991)

"CHRISTIAN LIVING IN THE HOME"
By: Jay Adams
(Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1972) A helpful overview of the key issues in family life.

"THE BIBLICAL VIEW OF SELF-ESTEEM, SELF-LOVE, SELF-IMAGE"
By: Jay Adams
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1986) The author clearly shows how these worldly philosophies have infected the church, and applies the Scriptural remedies.

“YOUR CHILD'S PROFESSION OF FAITH”
By: Dennis Gunderson
(Amityville, NY: Calvary Press, 1994)

"THE VANISHING CONSCIENCE"
By: John MacArthur
(Dallas, TX: Word Publishing, 1994) A thorough explanation of the function and work of the conscience in dealing with personal sin.

"THE FREEDO
M AND POWER OF FORGIVENESS"
By: John MacArthur
(Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1998)

"THE EXCELLENT WIFE" & "THE EXCELLENT WIFE STUDY GUIDE"
By: Martha Peace
(Bemidji, MN: Focus Publishing, Inc., 1995)

“WHEN PEOPLE ARE BIG AND GOD IS SMALL”
By: Edward T. Welch
(Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1997) A good presentation of the fear of the Lord and how that helps us with our common problem, fear of man.

 

PARENTING RESOURCES:

“SHEPHERDING A CHILD'S HEART”
By: Ted Tripp
(Wapwallopen, PA: Shepard Press, 1995) A thorough discussion and exhortation to parents to get to the heart of the child, not just try to change external behavior.

Gospel-Driven Parenting (Farley) – Helps parents think through how to bring the gospel into their own lives as parents and into their children’s lives.

How Children Raise Parents (Allender) – Helpful in exposing how easy it is for children to control the family and how unbiblical that is!

God, Marriage, & Family (Kostenberger)  Great for reference and detailed concerns.

Grace-Based Parenting (Kimmel) – An introductory to gospel-shaped parenting.

“THE AGE OF OPPORTUNITY”
By: Paul Tripp
(Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1997) Addresses the subject of parenting teens.

“PROVERBS FOR PARENTING”
By: Barbara Decker
(Boise, ID: Lynn's Bookshelf, 1973) A topical guide for child raising from the book of Proverbs. Available in various versions of Scripture.


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