I recently got married and am now a proud step parent I have found this book to be a great resource. It does a great job of pointing to biblical principals as to how to raise children. It really opened my eyes to all the influences that are in this world that can derail our children from their walk with God. It provides great points on ways to love, protect, and build strong relationships with your children. Two Thumbs Up for Paul Dean and Alan Melton. Thank you so much for writing this book. I hope it will bless many more families as it certainly has blessed mine.
Disciple Like Jesus for Parents by Alan Melton and Paul Dean, is a fantastic book. If you are a Christian and want to raise your children to love the Lord, this book has some wonderful advice to help you disciple (teach and train) your children like Jesus. I recommend it to all Christian parents.
As a relatively new mom, I learned so much from this book. The advice comes from the Bible and scripture is quoted throughout the book. The authors point to how Jesus taught his disciples and give you a biblical blueprint to follow in raising your children.
I learned practical ways to apply the advice, such as how important it is that I'm with my children more than I am away from them. Jesus was always with his disciples. Mark 3:14 (NIV): He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach. Jesus did not send his disciples away to the temples, for example, to train them. He taught them, Jesus was with them, and they learned from him. Once they were ready, he sent them out on their own. God gave children parents to love them and teach them. We are to build a community with our children and this book gives lots of examples on how to do that.
If you are serious about your faith and want to pass along your love for the Lord onto to your children, read this book. It will probably encourage you in your own walk of faith as well.
Over the past 4-5 months, the Disciple Like Jesus for Parent's book has taken off at our church. 3 different groups of parents have been mentored, with some amazing testimonies. It continues to lead parents to make true disciples for Christ, just as it has done in my own life as a parent. It should be a must for discipleship of parents of children and youth for any church program!