Parents are unable to give their children what they need most - new hearts that trust in Christ for forgiveness of sins. All belief is a work of God alone. But parents must not hinder their children from coming to Christ - on the contrary, they must do everything in their power to 'bring' their children to the Saviour, which means raising their sons and daughters in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph. 6:4).
In Parenting by God's Promises, Dr. Joel Beeke explores what this nurture and admonition look like and offers gems of practical wisdom for parents on topics such as instituting and leading family worship, teaching children, modelling faithful Christian living and exercising discipline.
Beeke puts parental responsibilities in their proper perspective and guides mothers and fathers to lean not on their own abilities but to trust more fully in the God who knits children together in the first place. Above all, he affirms, parents must look to the one true God, who promises to provide everything His people need and to bless them and their families.