Family Driven Faith—Doing What it Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk With God, by Voddie Baucham, Jr., is a call for parents to intentionally nurture their children in the Lord.
The author and his spouse were both raised in single parent, non-Christian homes, but have made a conscious effort to teach and model for their children a Godly, loving, family-centered lifestyle. Mr. Baucham is very concerned with the large percentage of children who graduate high school without a personal faith and a Biblical worldview. In Family Driven Faith, he suggests changes for both families and churches to make to ensure that children remain in the Christian faith and pass it on to the next generation.
I have read a lot of Christian parenting books and am very impressed with this one. It is full of practical information and ideas for teaching children a Christian worldview and implementing a family worship time. He also addresses the shortfalls of the typical churches that segregate family members into groups and discourage parents from being the primary mentors of their children. I felt that the book was written more for the father of the family than the mother, partly because the author is writing from his perspective as a dad and partly because he is calling men to step up to the plate to fulfill their calling as the spiritual leader of the home. As a single mom, however, I still found it very helpful. This is a book that will be kept and referred to over and over again.
I received a free review copy of this book from Crossway.