Raising kids who recognize and retain their identity as children of the King launches healthy adults who have the capacity to stand strong in their faith. Raising Kingdom Kids offers you practical, step-by-step strategies to:
I’ve been there. Four kids running around the house. The noise – the chaos – the demands. In our home I was the self-assigned homework-helper, school-chauffeur, game-player and floor-wrestler. I understand busy. Deadlines. Meetings. And being tired. Yet in all of it – I committed to always being intentional and available for our kids.
Now that they are all grown and serving the Lord, I look back and say it was worth it. Every bit of it.
But I hear you. I see you. You’re sitting there at your kitchen table, surrounded by laundry in the living room and dishes in the sink. It’s easy to “outsource” parenting to church, school, neighborhood friends, social media, entertainment or whatever when it has become hard just to keep up. I get you. I understand.
That’s why this book isn’t a book about guilt. We’ve all been weary. We’ve all made mistakes. I’ve made my share. But this is a book about discovering the power of seizing today – doing one thing intentionally today in the life of your child and watching that one thing grow.
My kids didn’t turn out perfect. But they have hearts for our Lord and all are serving Him in full-time ministry. I couldn’t ask for more. And while not everyone is called to serve God in full-time ministry – we are all called to serve Him in our lives through our purpose and our destiny. That’s what I want for you, and that’s what I want for your kids, too.
Raising kingdom kids starts with you. Wherever you are in your journey, it’s never too late to apply God’s principles to parenting and experience His power in your home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tony Evans is a beloved pastor and national leader. He’s also the former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and longstanding chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Tony has received many honors over the years but the two he especially treasures are the “Father of the Year” award voted by the Dallas Father of the Year Committee, as well as the Marian Pfister Anschutz Award for “dedication to protecting, encouraging, and strengthening the American family” from the Family Research Center. Dr. Tony Evans is married to Lois and together they are the proud parents of four children, all of whom are kingdom men and kingdom women: Chrystal Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Anthony, and Jonathan.
It is difficult for a parent to pass on a faith that he or she does not possess. The best way for you to inspire your kids to have their own faith is for them to witness your faith—not only in your words, but also in your actions.
Parenting today is not easy. Teaching children to follow Christ in today’s culture is even more difficult. Raising Kingdom Kids provides parents with sound biblical principles to help their children listen to God as they grow and mature.
Super Bowl-winning coach and New York Times best-selling author
This book is full of wisdom and practical guidance! What I love even more is how Dr. Evans encourages us as parents to discover and honor individual gifts and talents in each child as we are teaching them to use those strengths to bring honor and glory to their Creator and Designer.
Author of The Way They Learn
The Bible has a lot to say to parents, and Tony is a fantastic guide. This book will help you stay focused on the high goal of parenting.
CEO, National Center for Fathering
If you want to raise kids who will have an eternal impact, then Raising Kingdom Kids is for you. As Dr. Tony Evans so powerfully reminds us, kingdom parent- ing isn’t perfect parenting, it is purposeful parenting. I highly recommend this book to all parents who want to intentionally instill in their children virtues such as wisdom, integrity, service, and love.
President, Family First, and author of All Pro Dad