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Trade Paperback
261 pages
Mar 2011
Spring Glen Publishing

Growing a Wise Family - 100 Devotionals from the Book of Proverbs

by Bryan Coupland

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Our congregation has recently been involved in a special emphasis on the family. As our leadership has sought ways of helping and encouraging the parents within our flock to raise their children for Christ we were in search of some material to use for family instruction. We did not want to use a catechism, but struggled to discover other appropriate aids. That is when Bryan Couplandís book found its way into my study and our search was over.

The title is developed around 100 proverbs, each to be used in family instruction. Each proverb is explained and well illustrated by the author. At the end of each study, three well chosen, age-appropriate discussion questions are provided. The author then offers suggested answers to each question.

Bryan Coupland writes well. He is interesting, biblical, and creative. I found his book easy to use and of real value. He wrote the book with ten- to thirteen-year-olds in mind, but the material can be easily adapted to younger or older children. For those looking for an aid to help teach their children the Word of God and engage them in things of the Lord, Growing A Wise Family would be an excellent choice. -- Gary Gilley,

Book Jacket:

Why deal with the topic of Growing a Wise Family? Two reasons come to mind:

1. The family is under constant assault from every possible angle: secular humanism; immoral entertainment; progressive government; politically correct educators; anti-God and anti-family media.

2. A solid Christian family committed to God and His will does not happen by accident. It begins as a tender shoot that will either thrive by God's Word and the Holy Spirit's oversight, or it will dry up and become a brittle and self-focused group of individuals. Did you know that God appears to have written the book of Proverbs mainly with young people in mind? He understands the specific challenges that boys and girls face every day, and lovingly wrote a book with which they can identify.