Total Family Makeover: 8 Practical Steps to Making Disciples at Home(Abingdon, September 2016)
Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. —Proverbs 22:6
God calls us as parents to be key disciple-makers in our children’s lives, but if we’re honest, some days it’s a battle just to get them dressed and ready for school on time. How can you mold their hearts when sometimes you can’t even find their shoes?
In Total Family Makeover, author Melissa Spoelstra gives parents a way—a sort of spiritual track to run on—when it comes to building family discipleship. She focuses on eight key habits of growth:
—Spending Time in Prayer —Reading God’s Word —Growing Through a Mentoring Relationship —Finding Community in the Church —Serving Others —Taking Time to Rest —Giving Back to God —Sharing Your Faith
Disciples are made, not born. Whether your children are babes in arms or teenagers getting ready to leave the nest, making disciples at home starts with you! Give your family a makeover with this practical approach to helping your children learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
My opinion: What a wonderful book, I am quickly finding out what a challenge being a parent really is and I am not very far into it, this book really addresses ways to really touch your children's spiritual lives and not let it get lost in the shuffle of day to day activities. It is so easy to get caught up in everything one has to do and to forget to invest in ones kids spiritual lives but this book is such a great resource and is so encouraging and practical. Filled with such practical and easy ways to make time and serve God this book is awesome. I really liked the 8 areas she focused on and felt they were very helpful, I have been thinking a lot about showing ones kids how to serve others and am glad this book talked about that, Such a great resource for parents of any kids, regardless of the age! I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.