Saturday, December 6, 2008

Great new book for parents...

Apparent Privilege, by Steve Wright, has finally been released and is now available at Steve Wright has been in student ministry for quite some time now, and is on staff at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC - a great church! Some of you may know Steve as the pioneer of the John Newton Challenge.
For those of you who are parents of children of all ages, this is an invaluable read. The insight Wright shares will encourage you and inspire you to reach new levels of raising your children in the Lord. Here's a quick thesis from the work:
"This book will show parents why the Bible says they are primary. I write this book for you - parents - to encourage you, to inspire you, to equip you, and to resource you." (pg.14)
If you are looking for a great read during the Christmas season, or are checking into resources to help you parent your child, you must have this book. I was greatly encouraged by what Wright offered. Here are a couple of quotes that I loved from the book:
"Biblical parenting is more than keeping our kids from having sex, using drugs, or going to jail. it is about fostering an awe of God in our children. It is about showing our children their need for a Savior and introducing them to Jesus who alone can rescue their lives from sin and give life that lasts forever." (62)
"What if our ministries had no lights, no shows, no gimmicks, no Christian celebrities, no budget, but had prayerful and humble leaders? What if prayer was primary, Scripture was central, and sharing on'es faith was the norm? What if moms and dads were teaching the Word at home, living daily as attractive models to follow? What if these parents understood that, biblically, it's not the job of a professional pastor to disciple their children for them?" (115-116)
I hope that you'll go to and order this great book. You will undoubtedly be challenged as you are reminded of your God-given role as a parent. I know that I personally benefited great from Wright's offering.

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