Beeke, Joel R.
This book is packed with practical guidance on how to evangelize covenant children and how, by God’s grace, to make the home “a nursery for heaven.”
After showing that Christians today fail to understand the role of the covenant in their children’s lives, Joel R. Beeke offers insight on the covenant relationship between God and man, and its implications for home and family. He then teaches parents how to instruct their children in the gospel, with detailed guidelines on how to use prayer, family worship, teaching, conversation, and mentoring to evangelize children. Leading a child to Christ is a lengthy but hopeful journey in which parents must use God’s appointed means while depending radically upon the Holy Spirit to produce the desired result.
Table of Contents:
1. Understanding the Need
2. Teaching the Content of the Gospel
3. Using the Means
4. Concluding Applications
Appendix: A Loving Encouragement to Flee Worldliness
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.
"In Bringing the Gospel to Covenant Children, Joel R. Beeke writes with refreshing biblical clarity, giving parents the confidence to open the Bible and show their children Christ and His gospel on every page. Parents who love Christ and their children will not want to miss this clear, practical, confessional, and imminently biblical work on how Christ and His gospel alone transform our covenant children. There may not be a more important resource for every Christian parent to read and re-read as they evangelize and nurture covenant children in Christ.” - Douglas Bond.
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.