Many parents are grasping for whatever help they can find to navigate the mine-field that is raising children in the 21st century. Even beyond parenting issues per se, they are desperate for help in every relationship within the family circle. Deuteronomy 6 in 3D reminds these moms and dads that a tested, proven, workable source with reliable answers may be found in the Bible. In particular, Deuteronomy 6 is a good place to begin. This chapter tells us how to have a relationship with God and how to share that relationship with our children. When we apply to real life the two great family-building dynamics of loving God and loving our children, God can work through us to nurture coming generations of families who will be loyal to Him.
This booklet begins with a thorough walk-through of Deuteronomy 6 explaining the particular concepts of the passage. It includes personal anecdotes to show how relevant these principles are to families who want to be committed to God in today’s world. The text centers around how to have a genuine, life-changing relationship with God. Dr. Reid contends that this covenant relationship through Christ brings satisfaction to all of life, particularly in the parent-child connection. The rest of the booklet surveys briefly the entire Bible to explore pivotal points highlighting our need to love God and nurture our children in that love.
About the Author
Garnett Reid chairs the Biblical and Ministry Studies Department at Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tennessee, his alma mater, where he has taught Old Testament for nearly 30 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament Interpretation and has pastored churches in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Kentucky. He is known for his love for God's Word, his careful scholarship, and his powerful preaching. He and his wife, Carol, do not claim to be parenting experts but are thankful for their two adult sons and their families..