Book Review: Family Practice – God’s Prescription For a Healthy Home

     Last night I finished reading Family Practice: God’s Prescription for a Healthy Home, edited by R. C. Sproul, Jr.  Dr. Sproul has compiled contributions from twelve other notable authors on the biblical theme of the covenant family.  The book is divided into three sections that reflect the covenant family:  Fathers, Mothers and Children, followed by three valuable appendices.  The book, and each of the three sections, begins with an article by Dr. Sproul, Jr., and then the subject of each section is further discussed by the contributors.  The contributors, as listed on the back cover, are:  Michael Beates, Elisabeth Elliot, Gary Ezzo, Edna Gerstner, James Jordan, Don Kistler, Judy Rogers, Franklin Sanders, R. C. Sproul, Steven Wilkins, Douglas Wilson and Nancy Wilson.

     The idea of the covenant family, though set forth clearly in Scripture, is relatively new to me.  I bought this book with the hope of gaining a clearer picture.  I was not disappointed.  Each of the three sections, Fathers, Mothers and Children is introduced by R. C. Sproul, Jr.  The introduction to each section is followed by four articles, authored by the various contributors.  Some of these authors were previously known to me.  Some are authors that I know and love and others are authors that I might not have recommended.  However, in the context of this book, I would recommend their work.

     Despite the fact that the idea of the covenant family is relatively new to me, this book was enjoyable reading.  As each of the articles is only a few short pages long, it is suitable for reading when only short snippets of time are available.  If you are new to the idea of covenant families, or if you would enjoy reading more on the subject from a variety of authors, this would be the book for you. 

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27
 

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2 comments to Book Review: Family Practice – God’s Prescription For a Healthy Home

  • Thank you for the review, I have heard the term used often enough, Covenant Home, but have not done enough to find out more about it.  Thank you for the start.

  • Thank you for the review, I have heard the term used often enough, Covenant Home, but have not done enough to find out more about it.  Thank you for the start.