Donald S. Whitney. Family Worship: In The Bible, In History, and In Your Home. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway. 2016. 82 pp.
We live in a fast-paced, busy culture. Many of us are on the go, busy with something almost all of our waking hours. Sometimes we are caught up with the urgent and other times the not-so-urgent. Wherever you are in the busyness of life, Donald Whitney encourages and challenges us to make time for family worship.
Family Worship is short, sweet, and to the point. Donald Whitney comes alongside the reader in order to mentor him in the area of family worship. He provides us with a foundation to build on by expounding upon family worship in Scripture and history. He provides instruction on the “how to” of family worship and the importance of keeping it simple while at the same time being instructive. Donald Whitney responds to common “what if” questions and kindles the fire of family worship in our hearts.
Benefit for Pastoral Ministry
Family Worship will benefit pastoral ministry in three ways. First, Family Worship will encourage the pastor to begin to take time out of your day to worship with your family, if you are not doing so already. Whitney explains the importance of ministering the Word to your family as a pastor/leader not only as example but as a tool for guiding your family. Second, Family Worship can benefit your staff or the leaders you serve with by providing them a copy and encouraging them to guide their families in worship. Third, you can benefit your church by making Family Worship available to them. Many feel guilty for not doing anything with their family and others do not know where to start, by providing Family Worship to them you provide a foundation and a “how to” in just 82 pages.
Essential — Recommended — Helpful — Pass It By
Family Worship will provide a foundation and equip you to lead your family in worship.