Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Give Them Grace

What would things look like if Satan really took control of a city?  Over half a century ago, Presbyterian minister Donald Grey Barnhouse offered his own scenario in his weekly sermon that was also broadcast nationwide on CBS radio.  Barnhouse speculated that if Satan took over Philadelphia (the city where he pastored), all of the bars would be closed, pornography banished, and pristine streets would be filled with tidy pedestrians who smiled at each other.  There would be no swearing.  The children would say, "Yes, sir" and "No ma'am," and the churches would be full every Sunday...where Christ is not preached.

I have started reading this book by Fitzpatrick & Thompson about being much more concerned about teaching our children grace than teaching them to be 'good.'  Now that I have been a parent for over 16 years I have read a ton of books, taking umpteen parenting classes and there are a few golden nuggets that if I could turn back the hands of time and have a redo this is one of the books I would say is a keeper!

Coram Deo,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just recently heard of this book...it sounds REALLY good. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Beth V.