I found a review of Ted Tripp’s Shepherding the Child’s Heart on Spaghetiipie (HT: Daily Scroll). I remember finding this book to be extremely helpful in relating the gospel to the role of parenting. Here’s a snippet from the review:

This book, I imagine, is (or will be) considered one of those modern classic parenting books. Ted Tripp draws on his vast experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator, speaker and father to share with us his perspective on raising children. His underlying principle is that our role as a parent is to guide our children to understand themselves and the world in which they live. To do this effectively, we have to do more than just tell our children, we must lead them through open communication, self-disclosure, living out our values – shepherding their hearts. Tripp states, “The central focus of parenting is the gospel. You need to direct not simply the behavior of your children, but the attitudes of their hearts.”

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