NOTE:  Written by those who embrace the FIC Concept.  This is NOT a critical review of Voddie Baucham’s book.  It’s quite favourable.

Though I don’t agree with the author of the review, for those interested, here is an excerpt from a review that appears on 9 Marks:

By Voddie Baucham Jr
Reviewed by Michael Lawrence

Bottom line: you should read this book. Baucham has done a real service to the church by calling us back from a wrong-headed trust in programs and professionals to a biblical responsibility to raise our children in the fear and nurture of the Lord.

He reminds us that, as elders, we should both be evaluated and evaluate ourselves in view of the spiritual management we’ve demonstrated in our families.

He reminds us that our culture is constantly teaching our children that worldliness is normal and faith is unreasonable; so we better get in the game and teach and live otherwise.

He also challenges us to think about the local church, what her purpose is, how she organizes herself, evaluates herself, and perpetuates herself. I may disagree with Baucham on some of these matters. And, though I have spent a disproportionate amount of time in this review on a couple of those things that we disagree about, I understand that we are on the same team, that we agree on more than we disagree, and that the questions he’s raised get at the heart of what it means to be the faithful pastor of a healthy, faithful local church.

Michael Lawrence is an associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, the husband of Adrienne, and the father of four children with another on the way.

READ the entire post HERE.