The Godly Home

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Crossway, 2010 - Religion - 224 pages
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In twenty-first century America, at a time when the family structure is crumbling, divorce rates are at an all-time high, and respect for parents is diminishing, The Godly Home serves as a balm for those seeking God's plan for the family. With an introduction by J. I. Packer, this book includes topics for those passionate about families or those teaching on the characteristics of a godly family. Richard Baxter covers topics such as marriage, children, and family worship methodically and comprehensively through both hypothetical and real-life questions and concerns that arise in family dynamics. He uses arguments, objections, and frequent Scripture to help husbands, wives, and children to live godly lives.

More than three centuries ago, Puritan church leader Baxter compiled a 1,143-page tome entitled Christian Directory, which included a section on family life. The Godly Home is the only stand-alone version of that section of Christian Directory. Editor Randall Pederson has updated the language and syntax to make this seventeenth-century collection of words one that will continue on for generations to come.

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User Review  - Adam Talbott - Goodreads

The best advice I've read on marriage. Down to earth, practical, direct. All the content is available online, but this ed. (and the Packer intro) was a worthy purchase. Strengths: How to choose a good spouse; How to avoid "dissension in the home"; specific advice to husbands and to wives. Read full review

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User Review  - Nathan Schneider - Goodreads

Recommended for all married couples and soon-to-be married couples. Simple and straightforward in its instructions, this book is a reminder of the biblical foundation for marriage and family. Parents, Married and Engaged Couples: read this book! Read full review

About the author (2010)

RICHARD BAXTER (1615-1691) was a leading English Puritan churchman, theologian, and writer. He authored nearly 170 works, including the 1,143-page Christian Directory, Methodus Theologiae Christianae, and Catholic Theology.

RANDALL J. PEDERSON (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is editor of Day by Day with the English Puritans and co-author of Meet the Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints.

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

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