Raising Kingdom Kids by Dr. Tony Evans is an insightful and helpful book for parents with children of all ages. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and took many pages of notes. I plan on giving my copy to a friend because I feel like this book is one that should not only be recommended but shared. It confirms many things I have been feeling about family and how the family dynamic is changing. While it identifies struggles in raising children today in a Christian home, it also gives solutions!
As Dr. Evans so aptly says on the back cover, “It’s far easier to SHAPE A CHILD than to REPAIR AN ADULT.” Could there be a more true statement regarding shaping the lives of people. One of my favorite chapters in the book, Dr. Evans gives Three Pillars of Parenting. They are Encouragement, Discipline, and Instruction. Within the first pillar, Dr. Evans describes how important for the parent to raise the child, not the village. This is so counter-cultural, but so wise! He says unless the village has kingdom values, the village should not be shaping your child.
I could go on and on with the endless wisdom shared in this book, but it would be better if you obtained a copy for yourself! It is an invaluable resource for parents who desire to pass their Christian faith and values to their children.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher, Tyndale House, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated.