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Altho’ this mini book was written in days gone bye, (looooong gone!), the truths found between its pages have eternal, lasting value.
J. C. Ryle was born in the early part of the 19th century and was extremely well educated at both Eton and Oxford. Just prior to graduating he contracted a serious pulmonary infection that brought him to salvation which changed the course of his life. J. C. decided to pursue study of the law but family financial issues ended his educational pursuits and he was ordained into the Church of England. The rest, as they say, is history!
John Charles Ryle was a stalwart of evangelism and was an evangelical before it was a “thing”. He preached and taught the Biblical principles ascribed to by most evangelical and reformed congregations today. This book focuses on the biblical principles associated with parenting children.
I find the language glorious but it might be strange for some. It’s not been modernized so be prepared for 19th century England. The great part about that is the grammar - it is spectacular!
The organization of the work is very simple and will make it easy to go and reference. Each key point is bolded and begins with: TRAIN THEM IN THE...The chapters begin with scripture for guidance. The actual body of the book is about 48 pages of solid gold.
A bit dated when it comes to language, but timeless in its content, “The Duties of Parents” is a must-have, especially at this price of Free on Kindle📚
So often parents complain that children do not come with training manuals. I would disagree. God's Word is sufficient in laying the foundation for rearing our children, and it is a source of hope during times of difficulty as well as times of praise.
J. C. Ryle succinctly establishes the Scriptural foundation for rearing our children and exhorts parents to, likewise, fulfill their God-given duties.
I love that it wasn’t super drawn out. He shared a lot of excellent and convicting points on raising children. I know I need to be so so intentional in teaching and training our children. This book was very helpful.