Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes

Family Shepherds Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes It s hard to overestimate the importance of the family and that of fathers in particular We ve heard it said As the family goes so goes the nation But it can also be said that as the father goes s

  • Title: Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes
  • Author: Voddie T. Baucham Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781433523694
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s hard to overestimate the importance of the family, and that of fathers in particular We ve heard it said, As the family goes, so goes the nation But it can also be said that as the father goes, so goes the family Consequently, Voddie Baucham has set out to teach men how to faithfully shepherd their families.Derived from Baucham s monthly meetings with men in hiIt s hard to overestimate the importance of the family, and that of fathers in particular We ve heard it said, As the family goes, so goes the nation But it can also be said that as the father goes, so goes the family Consequently, Voddie Baucham has set out to teach men how to faithfully shepherd their families.Derived from Baucham s monthly meetings with men in his church, Family Shepherds calls men to accountability for their God given responsibilities in their homes Baucham s clear style and practical approach will spur men to protect their marriage, raise kingdom minded children, value the synergy between church and home, and navigate difficult family dynamics.Family Shepherds is a book for any husband or father looking to lead well, and it will serve as an excellent resource for churches looking to equip the men in their congregations.

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    1. Voddie leaves behind some of his traditional decisive language to call men to step up as heads of households. It was in typical Voddie style, challenging and convicting. The most helpful portions were the two chapters on formative and corrective discipline. Interestingly, he takes Michael Pearl and To Train up a Child, a pillar of the homeschool movement, to task. Voddie was admittedly a proponent of the book only a couple years ago but has soured on it after another close read. He calls Pearl a [...]

    2. A very good call for fathers (and single mothers) to shepherd their families. Which incidentally would make churches more like communities and less like clubs or enterprises. Deeply felt, well founded in both Scripture and the history of the Church, pointing to precious other resources.A minor grip: it consistently uses ‘principle’ (which would mean fundament) where it meant ‘principal’ (meaning proeminent). Together with colloquialisms such as using ‘impact’ everywhere where ‘chan [...]

    3. Where are the Shepherds of the Family?A Book Review of Family Shepherds Since May of 2011 I have had the privilege of reviewing 14 books on various topics and of different genre, and from various publishers. I am honored to have this opportunity, and humbled that my opinion is of value to you who have read my various book reviews. I owe a special thanks to my friend and Christian Brother, Dave Jenkins, who was willing to contact Crossway and let them know that I would be honored to review for th [...]

    4. As a husband and a relatively new father of 13 year old adopted daughter, I am always on the lookout for helpful resources that direct the reader to solid biblical truth on how to lead a family by the grace of God. There are certainly many books on the market that provide 10 ways to accomplish this aspect or 5 ways to better do that; however, few tackle in a comprehensive yet accessible manner how husbands and fathers are to best fulfill their calling to shepherd their families as Scripture outl [...]

    5. O livro é basicamente uma defesa de uma Reforma na maneira como enxergamos a religião familiar e o papel do pai na família. É uma obra que desafia a maneira como enxergamos o papel de Pai e de Marido, divergindo amplamente do que é rotineiro na cultura - incluindo a cultura predominante nas igrejas brasileiras. Voddie tem o espírito de basear cada capítulo nas escrituras, de modo que pode ser um excelente auxílio ao estudo da masculinidade bíblica a homens casados e solteiros, independe [...]

    6. I really liked how this book started out. I like Voddie when he gets into specifics and talks about actual incidents and stories. I got less interested in the book the further I went along because the book devolved into generalities that just weren't very insightful. There were also a couple of oddities like his grounding the need for men to be family shepherds on the dominion mandate of Genesis 1:28. What? At best, family shepherding is an implication from an implication of Genesis 1:28. More h [...]

    7. Read and re-read with others. Great food for the husband and father. Enjoyed the emphasis placed on integrity versus compartmentalization. Simplified and integrated a lot of impulses that before seemed to be in conflict, showing how they should all flow out of the same center. Would recommend to anyone who wants to serve their family as Christ would have them do.

    8. Phenomenal. Biblical. Excellent incorporation of church history. Fearless. Pastoral. Highly recommend to all Christians, especially husbands and fathers. One of the best books on the family I have ever encountered.

    9. This is a great book that really challenged my thinking on church and the family and how I do both. It's a great entry into biblical gospel based living as a family. I'm giving this to my brother in law who just had his 1st baby. Marking this book in so I'll know to re-read it!

    10. General and non specific: do catechisms, do discipline, do family worship, do the sabbath. Other then that, he does not give a lot of specifics on being a leader in the home. A bit disappointed by it.

    11. Good book for dadsI appreciate Baucham's clear style. He is not afraid to step on toes, but does it in a caring way.

    12. Easily one of the best books I have ever read on the topic of being a Godly husband and father. I highly recommend.

    13. I am a big fan of Voddie Baucham. I particularly appreciated two other books of his: Family Driven Faith and What He Must Be if He Wants to Marry My Daughter. Some readers react strongly to Baucham because he is bold in his presentation, if not thoroughly biblical. The most recent offering was Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes (2011). Although he often speaks to dads, this one is directly addressed to fathers as he calls them to shepherd their families well. He incl [...]

    14. It was quite good. Read for a pastor's coaching network group. Glad to have read it. Helpful for ministry.

    15. Homo Homini Lupus manisawolftomen/ Family Shepherds is a book that is hard not to get behind, the premise being such a stick at our politically correct, post-sense, nonsense culture. The driving idea behind Shepherds is that families are responsible for the discipling of their children. Listen closely. That distant sound like popping popcorn. That is the sound of minds being blown. It's true.Baucham goes even further: Husbands are responsible to disciple their wives, Fathers are responsible for [...]

    16. Even though most people would still agree that the family is an important aspect of life, the quality of family life--and the instruction transmitted by parents to children--has certainly diminished in recent generations. This is likely the result of many trends, religious and secular, that have come together at this time.In Family Shepherds, Voddie Baucham Jr. gets to the heart of these challenging trends and provides direction for husbands and fathers when it comes to fostering a Biblical envi [...]

    17. I was excited when I heard about the release of Voddie Baucham’s latest book and I have not been disappointed. This was actually my second time through. I’ve been a fan of Voddie ever since I first heard him speak at a conference last year and it is actually his relative lack of notoriety that’s makes me appreciate him that much more. I believe his dogged personal commitment to the family shepherding principles he espouses in this book have actually cost him the evangelical rock-star statu [...]

    18. Overall, this is an excellent book calling fathers to lead their families, and the church to support them. Every chapter offers helpful insights. At first glance, some of the chapters will seem a bit disconnected from family shepherding, but it is all interrelated. Voddie overreached a couple times. I agreed with almost everything he said, but a couple of times, in an effort to support a position, he makes a point from a passage that simply isn't about that when read in context (In one instance [...]

    19. Practical, helpful, challenging introduction to the idea of spiritual leadership in the home. Baucham tackles marriage, childrearing, and family discipleship in a forthright and clear manner. He also adds a section encouraging men in the area of lifestyle evaluation, discussing use of time and money, churchmanship, and citizenship, areas frequently overlooked in similar books. Perhaps because of this, many of the punches were pulled in this section, but it should still serve as a wake-up call, e [...]

    20. I think it's healthy to read a fatherhood book every now and again, so I got this one after hearing Voddie interviewed on Focus on the Family. He did a great interview. I actually was more impressed with the interview than I was in the book.It's not a bad book, but not much groundbreaking, to me. He does emphasize a few points such as church membership that I don't usually read emphasized, which was good, but on the other hand some of his hobby horses were quite annoying. I almost stopped readin [...]

    21. Good book, but far too broad. The overall purpose of getting dads to be shepherds, and yo guide them there, is a much needed word for our young men to hear. This book clearly states the biblical mandates set on dads, and has great insight into how to do this (e.g. Catechize your kids!)However, the book is far too broad. A young father who reads the chapter on spanking, for example, would say, 'OK, I agree that spanking is biblical. But how do I do it? When? How hard? How often?' or the chapter o [...]

    22. This was an amazing book by one of my favorite preachers. Voddie has a shepherds heart, along with an informed Christlike theological mind. He reads the culture very well both u. And out of the church and exposes right and wring directions. This is a must read for family shepherds (especially fathers and church elders). Many in the church are not using the methodology that Christ prescribed but have opted for pop Christian cultural methods that are not producing disciples of Christ in our famili [...]

    23. Pretty good book that highlights the impact and importance for fathers to be strong spiritual leaders in the home. He covers the synergy of spiritually mature churches with spiritually mature homes, the comprehensive nature of shepherding a family towards spiritual growth, and offers some practical suggestions for how a Family Shepherd can lead his family (I.e. with home worship, Bible study, intentional discipline, etc.). I question some of his theological underpinnings to a couple of his appli [...]

    24. I very much enjoy the writing of Dr Baucham. It is simple to understand and Biblical.This book doesn't give a precise checklist of what it takes to be a good shephard but provides principles on which to build a God-honoring leadership practice in the home. Like any good thing the principles will need to be developed which will be part of the joy of knowing God and being taught by the Spirit in Christ.

    25. Must read for all men single married or anything in betweenProvides biblical foundation for establishing roles of the family shepherd, includes helpful practical application points. Easy enough to jump into with no prior experience/knowledge, deep enough to engage the heart of one already journeying on the road faithful family shepherding.

    26. Great book. If you've read any Voddie Baucham books and/or listen to his sermons, then the first couple of chapters are sort of a review. The following chapters are good how to's for a family shepherd as well as how to disciple men of a church to step up to the plate and stop passing the buck. I would recommend this book for men wanting to learn how to shepherd their families.

    27. This is a pretty good book - nearly as good as Family Vocation. It has a more lively and passionate writing style, but says many of the same things. This is certainly counter-cultural, but important for us to be reminded of. "There's nothing we can do for our families that will ahve a greater positive impact than making sure we're healthy members of a healthy local church."

    28. Phenomenal!This book is pretty easy to understand (for the most part) and it is most definitely an eye opener. Any man whether in the faith for 1 year or 30 years can learn from this book. A must read for all fathers and what's laid out can also give mothers perspective, as well as help them pray specifically in regards to the many things involving shepherding a family.

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