Parenting Children for a Life of Faith

Helping children meet and know God

Rachel Turner

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Nurturing children in the Christian faith is a privilege given to all of us whose prime job it is to raise children. God's desire is that our parenting should guide each child to meet and know him, and to live with him every day through to eternity.

Parenting Children for a Life of Faith explores how the home can become the primary place in which children are nurtured into the reality of God's presence and love, equipped to access him themselves and encouraged to grow in a two-way relationship with him that will last a lifetime.

The basic principle behind the ideas explored is that we need to model for our children what it means to be in a relationship with God rather than just equipping them to know about him - helping our children to be God-connected rather than just God-smart.

The material is organised into three parts, which progressively explore:

  • Discipling our children proactively
  • Modelling the reality of being in a relationship with God
  • Tying together truth and experience
  • Connecting children to God's heart
  • Implementing a plan

Each chapter includes encouraging true stories and questions to help us reflect on our own experience as we journey together with our children.

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Author info

Rachel Turner has been a full-time children's worker in churches around the UK and the National Children's Work Coordinator at New Wine. She continues to consult, speak at conferences and run training days for parents, children and youth workers around the UK and Europe. Her work has brought her into contact with thousands of children and families through mainstream New Wine summer events, parish weekends, schools, and daily encounters in her own church.

Reviews

From New Wine Magazine - Summer 2012

This book is a breath of fresh air. Rachel Turner travels the country to provide training and support for churches, parents, children and youth workers. Her vision, set out in Parenting Children for a Life of Faith, is to empower parents and carers to make home the primary place for children to develop their relationship with God.

Being a parent herself, her advice is neither patronising nor unachievable, but increases your confidence to be able to lead children to God. The highlights of this book are Rachel's practical tips for parents on how to model their relationship with God, and how to help those children that find it difficult to connect with him. It can help children not just learn about God but know him personally. I would recommend it to any parent, carer, children's worker, youth worker or church leader.

Reviewed by Jessica McLeod, St Barnabas Church, North Finchley

Book details

  • ISBN: 9781841016078
  • Published: 18 June 2010
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
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