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.
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“‘The representative principle inherent in God’s covenant dealings with our race indicates that the head of each family is to represent his family before God in divine worship and that the spiritual atmosphere and long term personal welfare of that family will be affected in large measure by the fidelity—or failure—of the family head in this area.’” (Pages 9–10)
“Family worship is not a substitute for other parental duties. Family worship without parental example is futile. Spontaneous teaching that arises throughout a typical day is crucial, yet set times of family worship are also important. Family worship is the foundation of biblical child-rearing.” (Pages 2–3)
“Would we see revival among our children? Let us remember that God often uses the restoration of family worship to usher in church revival.” (Page 2)
“All families must call upon God’s name or else subject themselves to the displeasure of God.” (Page 11)
“The theological foundations of family worship are rooted in the very being of God” (Page 3)
The quincentenary of Calvin’s birth last year produced a veritable host of books on the French Reformer, some tremendous, some so-so. This is one of the best, and no wonder: combine the richest themes of Calvin’s theology and a stellar company of authors who know their subjects really well and you have the present volume. Truly a savory entrée of Calviniana!
—Michael A. G. Haykin, professor of church history and biblical spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary