In this revised edition of Shepherding a Child's Heart, Dr. Tedd Tripp not only draws on his thirty years of experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator, and father, but he also shares insights gained in ten years of teaching this material in conferences worldwide, providing more valuable help for parents.
Allan, January 4, 2007 (view all comments by Allan)
Tripp is a Christian educator and parent, writing to and for Christian parents-- parents not interested in bringing up their child(ren) to love and serve Jesus Christ will find this book an utter disappointment.
Its overall message is simple:
1. Love and serve the Lord with all your heart and soul and mind and strength, and your example will be foundational in teaching your child's heart.
2. Train your child as the Bible commands, and God will not fail you.
3. Never forget that it is the motive that establishes the behavior, not vice versa.
4. Both parent and child have begun life as sinners; each must learn his need of the Savior...
Shepherding is not great writing, but it IS gifted writing from a gifted and wise man. Tripp's use of repetition would never pass a freshman English course, but it serves well to keep the message simple and at the forefront of the reader's thought. It is an easy read about one of life's most serious and difficult tasks. I thank God for it.
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