Equipping for Life: A Parenting Guide

Equipping for Life

In a series of related posts, we will be offering fresh resources on parenting in light of the release of our book, Equipping for Life: A Guide for New, Aspiring & Struggling Parents published by Christian Focus. In our book, we try to provide a biblical foundation for parenting organized around the three R’s:

  • realism,
  • relationship,
  • and responsibility.

Each of these emphases is borne out by the tension we perceive especially in young parents: between idealism and realism; between relationship and task orientation; and between a responsible engagement with your children and a permissive stance.

Throughout our focus on parenting, we’ll explore the three R’s in more detail as we reflect on the role and task of parents from a biblical, theological, and missional perspective. Our hope in offering these resources is to encourage you in keeping with God’s design for parenting.

The book can be ordered on Amazon here.

You can read some of the endorsements below:

“For years I have benefitted from Dr. Köstenberger’s careful and insightful scholarship. To see he and his wife devote their considerable talents to the most important of Christian duties is very exciting. I especially appreciated the emphasis on relationship and the Fatherhood of God. As believers instructed by the gospel, the Köstenbergers show us this in EVERYTHING.”

J. D. Greear, Lead Pastor, The Summit Church

“Finally, a book on parenting that doesn’t merely tell Christians how to do it, but lays a rich biblical foundation for why it matters and how it glorifies God.  Striking a wonderful balance between practical advice and theological wisdom, this volume is a must-read for all parents.”
Michael J. Kruger, President, RTS Charlotte and Melissa B. Kruger, author of The Envy of Eve

“If you are a Christian parent who believes that education is very important, but that character is even more important, then this book is for you. The Köstenbergers wrote this helpful book from the perspective of solid theology, daily practicality, and a wealth of experience. There are few books on Christian parenting that so beautifully blend the three. If you’re a parent looking for guidance on raising children in a Christ-exalting, gospel-centered, biblically-faithful way in everyday life, look no further.”
Don Whitney, Prof. of Biblical Spirituality, Associate Dean for the School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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