BLOG OVERVIEW: This post is a review on the book Raising Kingdom Kids (Giving Your Child a Living Faith) by Dr. Tony Evans. It gives my own personal takeaway and resources for other potential readers. You can read more about the book at RaisingKingdomKids.org.
Why I Am Writing A Raising Kingdom Kids Review
From time to time I will write a review about a book I just read. Personally, I like to find out what others are saying about a book before I buy it. If you are like me, then this might help you grab your next book on parenting.
Raising Kingdom Kids Audience
- If you are a parent who does not want to outsource your child’s discipleship, but make your home as the center for your child’s discipleship, this is a book for you.
- If you believe in teaching and training your children in kingdom virtues, this is a book for you.
- If you are looking for ways to better equip your children in discipleship, this is a book for you.
- If you are desiring to cultivate a kingdom atmosphere in your home, this is a book for you.
- If you believe that the home is the central place for the transferring of faith, this is a book for you.
- If you want to be challenged in your spiritual parenting, this is a book for you.
Raising Kingdom Kids Review of Content
Dr. Tony Evans does an amazing job in correlating teaching and personal experience. Throughout the entire book, there are notes from each one of his 4 kids about Dr. Evans and Lois’, his wife, parenting. It gives a unique twist to a typical parenting book.
The book lays out the importance of having purposeful discipleship intertwined throughout families. Dr. Evans makes it clear that Satan is on the prowl for families because of God’s plan of blessings through family.
In the second section of the book, my favorite part, Dr. Evans writes about how to cultivate a kingdom atmosphere in homes. In this section, the book explains different strategies and tactics to effectively install kingdom principles. Dr. Evans talks about the 3 pillars to parenting: encouragement, discipline, and instruction. Also, he writes a whole chapter on the importance of family dinner time and creative ways to maximize these times to install kingdom virtues.
The last section of the book tackles the foundational kingdom virtues that will help raise kingdom children. You just need to read this section.
My Raising Kingdom Kids Review
Nearly 20 years ago, I first heard Dr. Tony Evans speak at Promise Keepers at the Los Angeles Coliseum. This man of God spoke to my heart in new ways. So, to be honest, I was very excited to read this book. It is the first book that I have read from Dr. Evans.
Dr. Evans tackles the reality of families in the world today. With the pressure from society pressing on all walls of our family, he illustrates how we can raise kingdom kids still today. He does not ignore the hardships of society fighting for our time, but attacks it head on.
I enjoyed the way he interwove his own parenting successes and failures.
The focus he put on Deuteronomy 6 was great. In this passage, it points to the importance of parents passing the baton of faith to our children. I believe the whole book was wrapped around this one section of scripture. Dr. Evans made a strong point in parents not allowing discipleship to be outsourced for our children. While the church does some amazing things for our children, we must be training and leading our children everyday to be kingdom influencers. This is a point that many parents need to realize in the parenting realm. It is not the sole job of church to be producing kingdom kids. It is the job of parents and families.
I strongly recommend all parents who have put their faith in Jesus Christ to grab a copy of this book. It is not terribly long, but is packed with amazing content to help all parents wanting to raise kingdom kids.
We need to get back to the importance of kingdom raising families and Dr. Tony Evans does an amazing job helping parents achieve God’s plans for families in Raising Kingdom Kids (Giving Your Child a Living Faith)