Consider: “The Most Important Place on Earth”

Robert Wolgemuth has written a book to describe a Christian home, The Most Important Place on Earth: What a Christian Home Looks Like and How to Build One.  It is good to consider why your home is the way it is and whether that way is the best way. Wolgemuth looks at several factors and how they affect the tone of a home. The chapters on words and being safe at home are a good investment, even if you read only those.

Here is a brief excerpt from this book, an explanation of the title and purpose:

Why can’t our homes be different in this wonderful way? … Who wants to be normal? Everyone else is normal. This kind of different is good. So I’m taking a chance and tacking signs above the front door of my home and your home. They read, “The Most Important Place on Earth.” The superlative works just fine here.

Ironically, every home, regardless of what’s going on inside, might as well have this over its front door. For the children who live in these homes, it’s a fact, good or bad: it is the most important place on earth. Sit down over a cup of coffee with any family therapist in the country and usually he or she will tell you that, for a kid, it’s at home — whatever it looks like — where everything in life makes up its mind.

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Consider: “Identity Theft”

Identity Theft is a collection of essays that address the truth of who we are in Christ. Here is a brief excerpt from this book, in the chapter by Hannah Anderson:

In moments of difficulty, confusion, and loss, God is stripping you of all the things you may reach out for instead of him. He is cutting and cleaning and crafting your life so it can shine the light of his glory. Do not be afraid when this happens. Do not be afraid when the questions come and the things you once relied on don’t satisfy you any longer. Do not be afraid when he comes to relieve you of your idols of identity. Do not be afraid because a good and powerful God is at work. He is coming to reclaim his own, and he will not stop until you become your truest self — a woman whose life reflects the greatness and glory of her God.

What a beautiful purpose!

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