Though numerous volumes have been written on human observations about children, very few volumes present God's perspective on them as recorded in the Bible. Precious in His Sight fills the gap admirably. Not only is this volume unique, it is also comprehensive. The author covers all of the children in the Bible, intensively studying the biblical text as well as incorporating insights from the best historical works on childhood and child-rearing in ancient times. The author's sensitivity to the cultural and sociological factors impinging on families in biblical times is everywhere apparent. In order to appreciate what the book of Proverbs says about children, for example, one must understand how children were treated and viewed in other cultures during Old Testament times. Everything the Bible says about children applies to contemporary childhood, according to the author. He finds biblical examples and abundant implications for children's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development. The principles that can be garnered from this incisive work will help educators and parents in the teaching and training of children today.
World-traveled photographer David Dobson has compiled this intriguing collection of stunning photos and original prayers from children around the globe. This inspirational full-color book is a perfect gift for adults and children.
A Mother's Journey of Faith with Her Special Needs Child
Author: Lisa Barron
Category: Family & Relationships
Caring for a struggling special needs child and holding her close as she takes her last breath is perhaps one of a parent's most painful experiences. Precious In His Sight will lead special families and friends in finding hope, strength, and comfort. Lisa Barron, wife, mother, and nurse, becomes transparent as she shares very personal and special memories of her four-and-a-half-year journey with her sweet daughter Madison. Lisa shares how she was able to experience love and joy through the blessing of her special needs daughter. She also tells how her faith helped her find peace with her daughter's imperfections. Lisa recounts such challenges as dealing with difficult physicians and insurance companies, financial issues, excursions outside the home, awkward moments in public, and sibling care. She also stresses the importance of finding a church home and having supportive friends and family. She gives practical advice and guidance along with reassuring scriptures to provide the strength special families need. She devotes an entire chapter to friends and family, helping them see just how they can help the most. The author is sharing her story with you because we are all Precious In His Sight.
Faye Whatley Thompson was born and raised in the Deep South during a time that racial integration and segregation issues were beginning to explode into more serious problems. The year that she graduated in 1954, the law had changed that gave black people the right to go to a school of their choice. Her family had hired “colored” maids since she was a small child so her parents could work outside the home. She and many others saw how the local colored people were put to the test, which caused them hardships and even jobs if they did not cooperate with their leaders. As time passed and after many difficult situations, integration was accepted as a way of life, which offered many of the black people the opportunity to go to universities and be hired for jobs that once were only offered to the people of the white race. Her story in the book shares some of the awkward and trying situations that both races endured during this era (or period) of history. Faye’s brother Andrew “Andy” Whatley was killed during a racial demonstration in Americus, Georgia, in July 1965. Faye believes that Andy’s death was not in vain. Over the years, some of the major integration problems have been resolved, but we still see signs that show us discrimination may never go away. God’s word says that all people were created as equals and precious in His sight. Faye believes that the sooner our world learns this altruism, the better it will be.
A call for diversity in Christian missions and ministry
Author: Leroy Barber
Publisher: Hachette UK
Drawing upon two decades of mission experience, Leroy Barber exposes the racial divisions within Christian ministries and offers practical and comprehensive solutions for promoting diversity. RED, BROWN, YELLOW, BLACK AND WHITE highlights the historic patterns that have created racial discrepancies within missions. It joins the essential canon created by touchstone books like Divided by Faith by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith and the ever-popular Race Matters by Cornel West. With a no-blame attitude, powerful personal narratives from a dozen other black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American and white Christians, interactive histories of missions, and the writings of MLK and Howard Thurman (the entire "Letter From Birmingham Jail" and Howard Thurman's motivational speech "Sound of the Genuine"), Barber addresses this tough issue in a way that will inspire and motivate readers of all races toward change.
A Sermon Preached on the Lord's-Day After the Funeral of the Truly Virtuous and Religious Mrs. Jane Steel, Consort of Thomas Steel, Esq; who Departed this Life January 26. 1722,3. Aetatis 42. : [One Line of Latin Quotation]