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Review

August 2010
Reviews > Book

Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting

I well remember my reaction to receiving this book for review. Breaking open the packet, I muttered, ‘Not another book on parenting!’ Whether review editors think that having brought up five children makes one an expert on parenting, I don’t know. Worse still is the fear that anyone could attribute the eventual conversion of…

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Review

March 2010
Reviews > Book

The Plan: How God Got the World Ready for Jesus

This children’s picture book tells the story of Christmas, but with a difference. Sinclair Ferguson shows how Jesus’ coming into the world was part of ‘the plan that began before time began’. When I first read the subtitle I wondered where the relating of the plan would begin. The author starts with the journey…

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Review

April 2009
Reviews > Book

From Grief to Glory: A Book of Comfort for Grieving Parents

The book has a prologue and an epilogue. The main text between consists of three parts entitled ‘The angel of death’, ‘The valley of weeping’ and ‘The path to glory’. There is also an appendix. The sub-title of this book, ‘Spiritual journeys of mourning parents’, really sums up the book’s content. The author briefly…

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Article

March 2001
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

PARENTING 1. The family in the Bible

We are inclined to think that conditions in Britain today are some of the hardest Christians have ever had to face. At least, that is how it appears from the way we often talk. Clearly, this exaggerates the situation, but we all realise there is cause for concern as we look at our society.…

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Article

October 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

A biblical relationship with parents

Remember we have only one set of parents and we must treat them well. God’s commands expect this of us. The way we treat our parents, who are our loved ones now, will determine how we will treat our future spouses, who will be our loved ones later. We may acquire another set of…

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Article

July 2000
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Discipline & its benefits – A meditation on Hebrews 12:5-11

Last month we saw that discipline, though often hard to bear, is the product of God’s fatherly concern for his children. In this second article, we consider the problems that arise if there is no discipline, and the benefits that accrue when there is. No discipline The writer to the Hebrews tells us: ‘If…

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Article

October 1999
Articles > Guest column

Children and Discipline

There are few things more lovely than disciplined children who know genuine happiness. There is a feeling abroad that discipline spells gloom and is inconsistent with love. Some Christian parents, who believe the Bible on the Incarnation, the cross, the resurrection and the Second Coming, seem to find it difficult to believe the Bible…

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