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Dr. Beeke offers a heartfelt and solemn plea for families to return to Biblical, consistent and passionate family worship.
With pastoral insight and care the author provides practical and valuable answers to the practice of family worship and at the same time addresses objections raised against it. In a world of impossible standards and idealism, this book is a helpful and motivating guide to implement or increase the depth of your family devotions.
Table of Contents:
1. Theological Foundations of Family Worship
2. The Duty of Family Worship
3. Implementing Family Worship
4. Objections Against Family Worship
5. Motivations for Family Worship
Appendix 1: The Directory for Family Worship
Appendix 2: John Paton Leaving Home
The church must maintain the divinely ordered role of the family to establish a godly heritage. In the Family Guidance series, Dr. Joel R. Beeke offers pastoral insight and biblical direction for building strong Christian families.
Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Seminary) is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan; editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth; editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books; and a prolific author.
“I strongly recommend a reading of this booklet, especially by parents who are here given a warm and convincing case for the value of family worship to their children and indeed for all the household.” —Rev. Maurice Roberts
Dr. Joel R. Beeke has given us a gold mine of seasoned counsel for this grossly neglected duty in modern-day Reformation. If heeded, these clear and practical directives will play a vital role in building not only happier Christian homes, but also, healthier churches—churches that will last for generations to come!” —Pastor Jerry Marcellino