Building a Godly Home, Vol. 3
Title: Building a Godly Home, Vol. 3
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
In the third volume, A Holy Vision for Raising Children, Gouge offers wise and practical advice to both children and parents on how to relate to each other with love and honor. Drawing from a wealth of biblical principles and examples, he fleshes out how a household of affectionate authority provides for children and prepares them to live as Godâ€™s servants in the world. Fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters will find much here to challenge and guide them.
â€śFew issues spell countercultural Christianity as does a biblical view of the home and its various relationships and responsibilities. Those like the seventeenth-century Presbyterian William Gouge, who provided a lengthy exposition of domestic life as outlined in Scripture, got themselves into trouble with those who viewed biblical teaching burdensome (Gouge was vilified by wealthy city women, for example). But domestic reform is essential if we are to reflect godliness in the home, and Gougeâ€™s once enormously popular Of Domestical Duties is without equal in describing what it looks like. A masterful guide, Gouge is pastoral, clearheaded, thoughtful, and eminently Bible-focused as he writes about the tasks, ideals, and problems of Christian family life. Once as popular as Bunyanâ€™s Pilgrimâ€™s Progress and Matthew Henryâ€™s Commentary, Gougeâ€™s Of Domestical Duties deserves a central place in the modern Christian home." â€” Derek W. H. Thomas, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina