Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Total Family Makerover-Melissa Spoelstra-Book Review

                                                   Total Family Makeover 
About The Book: (provided by Litfuse)
Total Family Makeover: 8 Practical Steps to Making Disciples at Home (Abingdon, September 2016)
Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. —Proverbs 22:6
God calls us as parents to be key disciple-makers in our children’s lives, but if we’re honest, some days it’s a battle just to get them dressed and ready for school on time. How can you mold their hearts when sometimes you can’t even find their shoes?
In Total Family Makeover, author Melissa Spoelstra gives parents a way—a sort of spiritual track to run on—when it comes to building family discipleship. She focuses on eight key habits of growth:
—Spending Time in Prayer
—Reading God’s Word
—Growing Through a Mentoring Relationship
—Finding Community in the Church
—Serving Others
—Taking Time to Rest
—Giving Back to God
—Sharing Your Faith
Disciples are made, not born. Whether your children are babes in arms or teenagers getting ready to leave the nest, making disciples at home starts with you! Give your family a makeover with this practical approach to helping your children learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
And I thought...  A contemporary modern approach with Biblical perspective.  This was an easy book to read.   the 8 steps suggested are genuinely traditional themes presented with  a new and modern  approach to provide resources for today's busy parents.  
As a parent I have leaned on this scripture that Melissa centers the book around 
Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. —Proverbs 22:6. 
 "God calls us as parents to be key disciple-makers in our children’s lives"  This was a concept/approach presented by Melissa that I had never actually had put into words and is very valuable.
Each chapter ends with "A Practical Approach'  a short snippet with suggested ideas, worksheets and questions to ponder and more.  
I recommend this book to parents, grand parents, aunts and uncles Total Family Makeover is a valuable tool to use to disciple the children in our lives.  
I received a complimentary copy of Total Family Makeover from Litfuse.
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