Numerous books set out to help Christian parents in the challenging mission of raising their children well - so what's different about this one? Well, the answer's in the title! It's not about how the gospel fits into Christian family life, but how family life should fit into the gospel - God's greatest purpose for this universe, achieved in Christ.
Many books aim to raise up competent, balanced parents and well-trained, well-rounded children. But Tim Chester and Ed Moll focus on families growing God-knowing, Christ-confessing, grace-receiving, servant-hearted, mission-minded believers - adults and children together.
Christian families should be about:
- Not just making good citizens but also church planters, missionaries, reformers, servants, and evangelists;
- Not just learning about God but also showing him to others;
- Not just controlling behavior but also changing the heart;
- Not just parents and children, but being an integral part of the wider church family.
In 12 concise chapters, Gospel-Centered Family takes us through the major Bible principles for family life, challenging us to give up our "respectable" middle-class idols and to become the distinctively different people that God, through his gospel, calls us to be.