Ministry for the Christ-follower is an important role in his or her life. Many times when we hear the term “ministry,” we think about preachers, ministers, and missionaries. Those are important roles, but I believe that there is another often overlooked ministry that is getting more attention. That ministry is the ministry of the family.
Sadly, many people do not see the family as a place of ministry. If one looks through the Bible though, he or she sees easily that the family was to be one of the primary places where ministry was done and taught.
Terence Chatmon shares insights and experiences from his journey as a husband, father, and businessman to help other parents become more successful at building a spiritual legacy in Do Your Children Believe?
I found Chatmon’s book to be a good resource in trying to lead my family in the manner that God desires. I don’t know if it is because I am in the middle of it or what, but I have noticed an emphasis on families becoming more intentional with their discipleship plans. Too many times families just go through the motions and hope that when we get to the end that it all works out. It doesn’t take long to realize that if you do not pursue something intentionally (especially pertaining to family) then it will not happen.
One of the things that I really like about Do Your Children Believe? is that Chatmon gives you steps and points you in a direction, but never gives you something to just copy and paste. While we may like the simple task of copy and pasting something, it does not work in family life. Each family is unique. In this book, Chatmon gives some really good principles along with a push to apply them to your unique family.
After taking time to read Do Your Children Believe?, I would definitely recommend this book to all those who are looking to lead their families well in the Christian faith. I believe that it would help with getting an intentional plan together and moving forward.
I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.