One of the things I like to do on Dad in the Middle is review various books and other services. Sometimes these take the form of a multi-post synopsis and review and other times it is a simple review. Either way, I hope you find these useful to you:
This series is a chapter-by-chapter synopsis, along with my personal observations, of the book Come Ye’ Children by Charles Spurgeon. The book is subtitled “A Book for Parents and Teachers on the Christian Training of Children” and is recognized as one of the most valuable books ever written on the subject the Christian training of Children. It has been used in seminaries since Spurgeon penned it for instructing students on the conversion of children.
Michael Chanley and 35 other leading experts in the field of family ministry weigh in on the topic of the family and church partnering together in the spiritual development of kids. Packed full of great theological exposition and practical suggestions, make sure to read my chapter by chapter synopsis of this book that should be on the shelf of everyone who works in children’s ministry.
When I started my review of Ivy Beckwith’s book, I thought it would be one article. By the time I was done, it was four. This is one of the more thought provoking books I’ve read this year, and even if you don’t agree with everything in it, it is sure to get the wheels in your head turning.
In this series, we look chapter by chapter at one of the best books on parenting available today. That book, written by Tedd Tripp, is titled “Shepherding a Child’s Heart.” Any parent interested in the best way to raise their kid(s) should definately check this synopsis and this book.
I worked my way through what I feel are the top ten books for Christian kids in this series including a brief explanation of what each book is. I also included an honorable mention post with ten more resources. If you are looking for a book for your children, or the children in your ministry, this is a great place to start.
In 2010, a group of children’s ministers brought together some of the leading experts in the field and ask them the question “What matters now in children’s ministry?” The result was this free e-book which I have thoroughly enjoyed working my way through. Each 250-300 word chapter will provoke thoughts and challenge you to do ministry better, and did I mention it’s free! There is no reason not to pick up a copy of this book.
I am starting to review more and more resources here at Dad in the Middle. These include books, CDs, DVDs, websites, blogs, curriculum, VBS and more. I’ve accumulated them all here in this one handy page for your reference. I’ve always got a bunch of reviews in the hopper so make sure you keep checking back regularly with this page to see what is new.