This is a book well worth checking out, especially if you are a parent currently raising your family. The writing style is quite engaging and enjoyable. The author makes a lot of good observations, many of which are challenging and thought provoking.
It does perhaps seem a little strange in today’s world on first blush, to produce a book telling people to make sure they don’t put too much stock in their own family when so many families are doing so terrible. The problem would seem to be more that people are valuing themselves too much, and their family too little.
Be that as it may, there are definitely many people who pride themselves on their high view of family, and it can be seen as a virtue, even when it hurts other (more) important things.
My criticism of the book would be that it seemed to have a rather negative focus on all the things we’re doing wrong, as opposed to showing us how to make our life more about Jesus. I don’t think his observations are bad or out of place. The main thing should be Jesus, not the problems with family. If we can keep Jesus #1 in our lives a lot of things will begin to fall into their proper place. As you read this book, just remember to keep the main thing the main thing. Focus on your relationship with Jesus, not on not worshiping your family.
Thank you Ted and Kristin for your transparency and courage for writing a book that is willing to take a hard look at our own idolatry.
The audiobook version of this book is excellent. Great job, narrorator!
I received a complimentary audiobook review copy of this book courtesy of christianaudio.com
3/5 Paper Movement Stars