Subscribe now

Raising Kids in a ‘You can do it!’ World

By Paul Tautges
August 2019 | Review by Sheila Stephen
  • Publisher: 10 Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-91237-346-8
  • Pages: 88
  • Price: 2.99
Buy this book »

Book Review

The author sets out eight signposts for Christian parents to follow when bringing up their children in a world that promotes the attitude that all you have to do is have confidence and you can achieve anything you want.

The book is very readable, but some of the examples given and the language are culturally American. It is part of a series that emanates from the Biblical Counselling Coalition.

The book sets out how to explain the gospel to your children, covering the basics, and it does that faithfully and biblically. I would certainly give the book to biblically literate new parents as it would give them confidence in knowing how to communicate the basic truths of the gospel in a faithful way.

However I don’t think it delivers what it says in the title. I was expecting more help on engaging with today’s culture.

Sheila Stephen

Bridgend, South Wales

Book Reviews

Read our latest book reviews

Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
The Christian and Technology
John V. Fesko

Even the most hardened Luddite will find himself using a satnav, mobile phone, or email on occasion. But John Fesko urges us not to reach for the latest gadget without thinking carefully about how it might shape our minds, relationships,…

See all book reviews
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Christ Victorious: Selected Writings of Hugh Martin
Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin (1822–1885) was one of those 19th century Scottish theologians whose published works have stood the test of time. With good reason, for his works are consistently sound, reverent, edifying, and challenging to mind and heart. This is a…

Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
God’s design for women in an age of gender confusion
Sharon James

Is our belief in male headship culturally outdated, and should we see alternative ideas of marriage as ‘progress’? Is it possible to be born into the wrong body, and is sexual freedom good for women? Does Scripture show us a…

Sexuality and Identity (trilogy)
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Sexuality and Identity (trilogy)
Owen Strachan

These three punchy books address pressing issues: what the Bible teaches about lust (on desire), about homosexuality (on Biblical sexuality) and about transgenderism (on identity). The trilogy approach keeps each book short and focused while dovetailing effectively. Each book has…