February 28, 2005

Christian LIving in the Home - Book Review

Christian Living in the Home
by Jay E. Adams

I finally finished the book, Christian Living in the Home, by Jay E. Adams. So here is my review...

Summary: This book covers a full scope of topics relating to the Christian Home. Some of the topics covered are the Christ-centered home, hope, leadership, marriage, parenting, divorce, problem solving, etc.

Here is a quote from the book that I think summarizes its purpose:

"A truly Christian home is a place where sinners live; but it is also a place where the members of that home admit the fact and understand the problem, know what to do about it, and as a result, grow by grace."

1) Christians admit their sins.
2) Christians know what to do about their sins.
3) Christians progress out of their sins.
----True Christians are set apart by these three things. And it is these three things that should set apart the Truly Christian home.

My Thoughts: I would say that this book is a must read. There are some very foundational teachings included in this book. Any new Christian could pick it up and find great hope and encouragement from it. In fact, one of the very first chapters in the book is entitled, There is Hope.

I really enjoyed the first few chapters of this book. They were vey encouraging and easy to read. The second half of the book tended to slow its pace somewhat. But I think that I was mostly affected by prior teaching. In my first track of Biblical Counseling training, many of these same topics were covered.

If you are a Christian, and you live in a home, this book will be a useful tool to living in that home.

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