Douglas Wilson: Standing on the Promises

A Handbook of Biblical Childrearing

Canon Press, 1997

Book Description:

WilsonAs parents, our greatest calling is the raising of our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. God has designed each family to be a culture – with a language, customs, traditions, and countless unspoken assumptions. The culture of the family intimately shapes the children who grow up in it. It is the duty of the father to ensure that the shaping takes place according to biblical wisdom.

Some fathers establish a rebellious culture for their children and bring upon their children the wrath of God, sometimes for generations. Other fathers fail to establish any distinct culture, and outside cultures rush to fill the void.

Through the Messiah, God promised blessing to His people, “their children, and their children’s children forever.” The norm for faithful members of the covenant is that their children will follow them in their faithfulness. The oddity should be children who fall away. Unless we reestablish faithful Christian culture in countless homes, we will never reestablish it anywhere.

Standing on the Promises brings clarity, providing parents with an insightful handbook on biblical childrearing, that avoids another paint-by-numbers method for parenting.

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About the Author:

Douglas Wilson is the minister of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, which is a member of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC). As one of its founders, he has served on the board of Logos School, a classical and Christian school (K-12), since its inception, and he is a Senior Fellow of theology at New St. Andrews College. He is also the editor of Credenda/Agenda Magazine, the editor for the Omnibus textbook series, and the author of many books, including Reforming Marriage, Recovering the Lost Tools of LearningThe Case for Classical Christian Education, Angels in the Architecture (with Douglas Jones), and a biography of John Knox. His blog can be found here.

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