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  • It Starts at Home: A Practical Guide to Nurturing Lifelong Faith

It Starts at Home: A Practical Guide to Nurturing Lifelong Faith

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As Your Children Grow, Will Their Faith Grow Too?

As both stories and statistics attest, the number of evangelical children who abandon Christianity in adulthood is staggering. To see effective change, parents cannot leave their child's faith to chance. Rather, families must start nurturing faith early—you cannot start once your child is grown, you must start at home.

Strengthening family and home life is the best way to encourage your children to maintain a lifelong faith. It Starts at Home upholds marriage and family as the proving ground for lasting success. Experienced pastors Kurt Bruner and Steve Stroope provide a clear purpose, an effective strategy, and a simple plan for anyone who wants to be intentional in their homes. Their insights will help leaders recalibrate their priorities by asking them to evaluate their leadership where it counts most. This newly revised edition evaluates the current trends families and young adults face that can contribute to this crisis. Don't let your child's faith fade to memory—learn how you can create a home that will prepare them for lifelong faith.


About the Authors

Kurt Bruner
KURT BRUNER hosts DriveFaithHome.com to help churches reach and disciple busy families. He has worked with hundreds of churches as they customize a ministry model pioneered while he served as pastor of spiritual formation at the 20,000 member Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas. The bestselling author of more than twenty books, Kurt spent twenty years with Focus on the Family where he served as Vice President over films, books, magazines, radio drama, broadcasting, and other media groups including the popular Adventures in Odyssey team.

Steve Stroope
STEVE STROOPE (B.A., Hardin Simmons University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) served as the Lead Pastor for 40 years at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas. He is now the Founding Pastor. Church attendance under his leadership grew from 53 at its inception to over 11,000 today. Steve also provides coaching to partnership churches and missionaries in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Cuba, Russia, Mexico, France, South Africa, and North America. He is a sought-after speaker, both nationally and internationally, and is co-author of Money Matters in the Church. He and his wife, Marsha, have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.

Endorsements

One of the most insightful leaders in America is Steve Stroope. We've been friends since teenagers, coworkers in ministry together for almost 40 years, and we're always learning from each other. Now Steve has tackled one of the most critical needs today: building strong families. We can't have strong churches, communities, or nations without strong families. Families are foundational. The greatest single influence on my life and leadership was the strong family I grew up in. It Starts at Home is one of the most important books to read this year.
—Rick Warren
Founding Pastor of Saddleback Community Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life

Faith-formation begins at home—for better or worse. No one has done more to make that reality clear and practical than my friend and partner, Kurt Bruner. I urge every leader to read It Starts At Home as a first step toward joining one of the most important movements of this generation.
—Dr. John Trent
President of the Center for Strong Families and author of The Blessing

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-1958-3
Publish Date: August 2020
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback