The book of Titus establishes a biblical precedent for older women to teach younger women the importance of gospel living.
Writing as a Christian 'grandmother’ to a rising generation of parents, Ann Benton shows the value of creating a gospel culture at home so that children grow up experiencing true Christian living and learning to love and honour God.
Based on years of experience and wisdom, The Fruitful Home is a book for parents who want to allow their faith to impact the routines of everyday family life.
What others are saying about The Fruitful Home:
"This is an endearing and helpful book, full of wisdom and insight for Christian parents seeking to make their home a place of love and learning that will bring blessing and delight to their children. The Lord invented families and here is helpful Gospel centred advice to make our families function better and bring glory to Him. It will make you think, and pray!" Wallace & Lindsay Benn, Speakers who are parents and now grandparents, who have spent over 40 years in ministry together in different situations
"In her inimitable style Ann writes with both beautiful clarity and refreshing, godly challenge. This has been a wonderful spur as we continue to strive to root our family life in the rich soil of the gospel." David & Sarah Dargue have three small children and are members of Christ Church Newcastle
"Love, grace, forgiveness, security, joy . . . how to set about “building” such a home? Our culture of hyper-individualism promotes a relentless quest for personal fulfillment. This militates against the formation of households where mutual service draws on and reflects the unfailing love of God. This book offers a refreshing and compelling guide to life in a home where Jesus is Lord. It is firmly grounded in Scripture and reflects the wisdom gained from many years of experience." Dr. Sharon James, Social Policy Analyst, The Christian Institute
"In a day where child-led “parenting” is gaining traction, even among Christians, Ann Benton has produced a balanced, biblical and at times humourous corrective which will instill confidence in God's wisdom and design for parenting and fruitful family life." Wes & Karen Johnston are privileged to serve the church family at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Leeds
"In The Fruitful Home, Ann Benton appeals to Psalm 128 as the inspiring basis for raising children in our confused culture. In her thoroughly Biblical and eminently practical way (and with a good dash of English wit), she discusses the foundations on which our homes should be built along with the Gospel-focused furnishings with which to fill them. Parents (and grandparents) will find much encouragement as they seek to honor the Lord in their parenting. I highly commend this winsome, wise, and practical book!" Jodi Ware, Southern Seminary faculty wife, member of Seminary Wives Institute faculty