This week’s book of the week goes to Voddie Baucham’s Family Driven Faith.  Preparing for our Legacy series, this book has been a huge asset.  I tried to get five best quotes from the book, but I only got to page 51.  Here goes:

  1. “In other words, if I am not a good husband, I am not qualified to lead God’s people.  Moreover, if I have not performed in an exemplary fashion as I strive to raise my children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, I have no business shepherding God’s flock” (14).
  2. “If I teach my son to keep his eye on the ball but fail to teach him to keep his eyes on Christ, I have failed as a father” (20).
  3. “The idea that motherhood, fatherhood, and family are not as honorable as high-income careers or highly visible ministry positions is biblically uninformed at best and grossly heretical at worst” (24).
  4. “We cannot expect our children to rise above our example” (38).
  5. “Our homes must be rife with the aroma of love.  Those who visit us should notice immediately that they have left the world of self-serving, egocentric narcissism and have entered a safe harbor where people value and esteem others above themselves” (51).
Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.