Total Family Makeover: 8 Practical Steps to Making Disciples at Home(Abingdon, September 2016)
Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. —Proverbs 22:6
God calls us as parents to be key disciple-makers in our children’s lives, but if we’re honest, some days it’s a battle just to get them dressed and ready for school on time. How can you mold their hearts when sometimes you can’t even find their shoes?
In Total Family Makeover, author Melissa Spoelstra gives parents a way—a sort of spiritual track to run on—when it comes to building family discipleship. She focuses on eight key habits of growth:
—Spending Time in Prayer —Reading God’s Word —Growing Through a Mentoring Relationship —Finding Community in the Church —Serving Others —Taking Time to Rest —Giving Back to God —Sharing Your Faith
Disciples are made, not born. Whether your children are babes in arms or teenagers getting ready to leave the nest, making disciples at home starts with you! Give your family a makeover with this practical approach to helping your children learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
In my opinion, Total Family Makeover is a practical tool for parents to use in learning how to make disciples of your children. In our culture now, I feel like a lot of parenting books don't focus on this topic, which something that I really enjoy about this book. The job of parents is to instill the word of God and to teach them practical habits that they can use in their life to grow them spiritually, which will help them grow into mature adults who are strong in their faith. However, it's really the seed the planting is planting and watering, where the child then is helping it to produce and grow over time as he/she grows.
This book is an awesome reminder of what an amazing gift parenting is and how it cannot be done alone. This book is divided into 8 chapters with very practical application and is good for any parent to utilize with kids regardless of the age. I give this book 4/5 stars. Thank you to the publishers for providing me a complimentary copy for my honest review.
Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping women of all ages to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology and enjoys teaching God’s Word to diverse groups and churches within the body of Christ. She is the author of the “First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree,” “Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness,” and “Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World Bible” studies and “Total Family Makeover: 8 Steps to Making Disciples at Home” book. She lives in Dublin, Ohio, with her pastor husband and four kids.
Begin to build your family discipleship and become the key disciple-makers in your children’s lives with Melissa Spoelstra’s new book,Total Family Makeover. Disciples are made, not born. Whether your children are babes in arms or teenagers getting ready to leave the nest, making disciples at home starts with you! Give your family a makeover with this practical approach to helping your children learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Plan an evening of fun, pizza, devotionals, and games with your family! Melissa is giving away a Family Fun Night Prize Pack.