The Best Christian Book on Parenting

Front Book Cover

By far, the best book that my husband and I have found on parenting (other than the Bible) is Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp.

The first half of the book, the author lays the theological and philosophical foundations of parenting. He also takes a chapter to review some of the most common, yet unbiblical methods of parenting (i.e. pop psychology, behavior modification, emotionalism, bribery, manipulation, etc.). Then, he spends the last half of the book building upon the foundation previously laid and offers very practical insights and suggestions to aid in implementing biblical principles of parenting.

I cannot recommend this book enough. It has been so instrumental in helping to formulate my own perception of my role as a parent (as the title of the book really says it all: “Shepherding a Child’s Heart”). For those who are seeking to be more than just a “guardian” to their children, or those who want to really help shape and influence their children’s heart eternity, this book is a “must read!”


About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.
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