Reveal God to your children by parenting them like He parents us.
Tired of all the parenting books full of strategic checklists, how-to advice, and quick tips? If so, this book is for you. Instead of focusing on parenting techniques, it's about who God is, who we are in light of that, and how God's character gives form and shape to our parenting.
Christina Fox wants you to explore the Scriptures with her and discover the goodness of the God who makes us His own. As God's beloved creatures, we bear His image—that is, we show others who He is as we glorify Him. Is anything more important to pass on to our children than this? In Like Our Father, you'll learn to parent in light of the timeless and profound truths that God:
Though it's tempting to want a step-by-step instructional manual on how to raise kids, what you really need is a clearer, grander, bolder vision of your Heavenly Father. When you've got His character before your eyes, you'll live it out in front of your kids. And as they share in your magnified vision of God, they'll begin to live as the image-bearers that He made them to be.
Praise for Like Our Father
"In Like Our Father, Christina Fox equips and encourages parents in the glorious task of leading children to know and love God. Each chapter has a rhythm: biblical principles directly from Scripture, which lead to reflection on how those principles shape our practice, which leads to application of those principles to real challenges. The chapters close with questions for further discussion, and a helpful prayer in light of the character of God. Before you wade into the ocean of how-to guides, read this book that reminds you of Who is parenting with you."
—STEPHEN T. ESTOCK
Coordinator, PCA Discipleship Ministries (CDM)
"Christina Fox is a wise mother, a gifted counselor, and a dear friend. Every time I pick up one of her books, I know it will be filled with the kind of biblically sound teaching and practical application that has served so many of her readers through the years. If you are a parent looking to learn from our perfect, heavenly parent, Christina Fox is sure to be a trustworthy companion and helpful mentor."
Editor for The Gospel Coalition; author, Patience: Waiting with Hope
"Our Father, who art in heaven, help me parent these kids! Every parent knows that in order to raise healthy, loved, and spiritually mature children, we need a parenting coach. In Like Our Father, Christina Fox reminds us we already have one—our heavenly Father! You'll walk away from this book with a fresh awe for the way God has lovingly cared for you and deep wisdom to help you raise your children rooted in His love. This is a parenting book I will read and reread."
Writer, Bible study teacher, and mother of four boys
"Christina Fox doesn't just offer a parenting 'how to' manual, but instead paints a beautiful picture of how our heavenly Father parents us, slowly shaping us into a conduit of His love and grace as we learn to parent our own children in His strength. Lay down the heavy burden of needing to know 'how' to be the parent you long to be and soak in the pages of this book, which will draw your eyes upward to know and rest in the One who has everything you need."
Coauthor of Hope When It Hurts and Together Through the Storms
"This book surpasses parenting how-to guides, giving us practical wisdom to nurture kids in gospel truth. Christina Fox faithfully points us to the perfect parent: God Himself. Get ready to see what it means to imitate our loving Father and proclaim His beloved Son to our children, fully relying on His abundant grace."
Author; former Director of the Children's Division at Bible Study Fellowship International
"In a world full of prescriptive strategies that don't go the distance, Like Our Father offers an invitation to discover the 'why' of parenting instead of the 'how.' Understanding the multidimensional glory of God as Father shapes both parent and child toward the ultimate aim of parenting—being more conformed to His image."
Coordinator of Women's Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and author of Transformed: Life-taker to Life-giver and Life-giving Leadership
"Simply put, Like Our Father is an excellent resource for parents who want to understand how our status as adopted sons of God helps us parent our own children. By inviting us to experience how God parents us, and then demonstrating how our sonship informs raising our children, Fox teaches readers how to image God's father-love in our families. Parents will fall more deeply in love with our heavenly Father and with the children He has graciously given us to raise."
—ANNA MEADE HARRIS
Editor-in-Chief, Rooted Ministry blog, and cohost of the Rooted Parent Podcast