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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Faith Begins at Home - Mark Holemen

In Faith Begins at Home, author Mark Holmen makes the point that that a child's primary source of spiritual teaching should be from his or her parents. The home should be the place where Christian values are lived out in day to day life, seeing what it looks like as an example. The subtitle of this book is "The family makeover with Christ as the center."
The book is divided into chapters for makeovers for the home, parent, child, extended family, and church, covering every area of life. All of these must work together for children to grow spiritually. The author's main point can be summed up as:
"I think many of the problems families face today are a perfect reflection of the less-than-all commitment the've made to the Lord."
And Mark should know. He has spent 15 years seeing the things that worked and also the tragic results of broken lives. He is currently Senior pastor of Ventura Missionary Church in Ventura, CA.
At the end of each chapter there are family activities and small group discussion starters, and as such this book can be used as an individual or group study. This book is well researched, and easy to read.

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