Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting
Farley, William P.
“Family literature purporting to be Christian is almost universally distinguished by well–meaning but impotent moralizing that effectively neglects the gospel by virtue of assuming it. Bill Farley pushes us beyond this, setting forth a parenting approach that is decidedly Christian precisely because it is informed and motivated by the transforming power of the gospel.”See All
Art Azurdia (D.Min.
Westminster Theological Seminary, California), associate professor of Pastoral Theology and director of Pastoral Mentoring, Western Seminary
“Gospel–Powered Parenting is a wise, enduring prescription for parenting because it is joyously biblical and comes from a pastor–theologian who has done it—as his family wonderfully attests.”See All
R. Kent Hughes (D.D.
Biola University; D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois
“Bill Farley’s new book on parenting is rock solid. It is so because it is so profoundly grounded upon the all-sufficiency of the Word of God and the Gospel of grace. When it comes to parenting, Farley is no neophyte; he has been in the trenches raising sinful kids by the grace of God and for the glory of God for two decades. Nor is he going to give you theoretical platitudes; he is honest about his own deficiencies and his great need of Gospel wisdom in parenting. Here is Jonathan Edward’s theology made accessible to depraved parents raising depraved kids in a depraved world. This is, ultimately, a parenting book full of hope, hope grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”See All
author, Fathers & Sons: Stand Fast in the Way of Truth, and Hold Fast in a Broken World
“How can I hope to be an effective parent today when attacks on the family are stronger than ever before?”
The answer, says Farley, is the GOSPEL.
Parents who claim the gospel as their own have an enormous effect on their marriage, their integrity, and their love for their children. Keeping the gospel at the forefront of every aspect of marriage helps parents fear God, sensitizes them to sin, motivates them to enter their children's world, and causes them to preach the beauty of the gospel to their children through their marriage.