The Godly Family: Essays on the Duties of Parents and ChildrenISBN: 9781601786715
The Godly Family presents timeless counsel from several seventeenth- and eighteenth-century pastors on ordering the home God's way. Although some circumstances of family life have changed over the years, the basic purpose, relations, and duties remain the same. Reading this book, Christian parents will appreciate and benefit from a host of essays related to family religion, the duties of parents, the duties of children, and the eternal family in heaven.
Authors in this collection include Samuel Davies, George Whitefield, Samuel Worcester, Henry Venn, Samuel Stennett, Arthur Hildersham, Philip Doddridge, and Thomas Houston.
Allow the wisdom of generations past to guide you today in cultivating a godly family.
Section 1: Family Religion
The Necessity and Excellence of Family Religion-Samuel Davies
The Great Duty of Family Religion-George Whitefield
A Plain and Serious Address on the Important Subject of Family Religion-Philip Doddridge
Section 2: The Duties of Parents
Parental Duties Illustrated-Samuel Worcester
The Duties of Parents Towards Their Children-Henry Venn
Disciplining Children-Arthur Hildersham
On the Method of Instructing Children-Henry Venn
Four Sermons on the Religious Education of Children-Philip Doddridge
Blessings Consequent upon Parental Fidelity-Thomas Houston
Section 3: The Duties of Children
The Duties of Children to Their Parents-Samuel Stennett
The Duties of Children-Henry Venn
Section 4: The Eternal Family
Heaven Considered as a Family-Samuel Stennett
"You may ask why a theology of the family is important. The answer is that the family, not the individual, is the value-generated institution of every society. Once it becomes secular in its thinking, each subsequent generation suffers. Therefore, the cause of God must be maintained in the world, and the family must serve as God's primary mouthpiece. Your soul will feast on this wisdom."
--from the foreword by Garry Ezzo
|Number of Pages:||341|
|Publisher:||Soli Deo Gloria Publications|