Longwood, FL (PRWEB) September 21, 2009
According to a recent Barna study, the church is losing more than two million children every year--and they are not returning. What can parents do about these staggering figures? By following the example of Jesus Christ, say Xulon Press co-authors Alan Melton and Paul Dean, parents can appropriate the great blessings that children are promised to be. In their new release, Disciple Like Jesus for Parents ($15.99, paperback, 978-1-60791-618-5; $25.99, hardcover, 978-1-60791-688-8), the co-authors offer practical, creative ways to make disciples of children. Learn how Jesus' approach can transform your family into the image of Christ and allow you to enjoy the manifold blessings of children!
Say the co-authors, "Parents will learn practical ways to lead, spend time, teach Scripture, demonstrate ministry, and protect their children from the many wolves that exist today. Like the twelve disciples who followed Christ, children who are trained in the manner that Jesus made disciples will more likely stay in the church and impact the world for Christ."
Melton credits God, in particular, with planting, cultivating, and watering these ideas over the past seven years. When he was first given the burden to write this book, he felt moved to help disciple others through his words. It was then that he invited Paul Dean to help contribute to this faith-filled project. Through the co-authors' collaboration, they both hope to cast a new vision of an age-old truth about how parents can obey the Great Commission--and in the process enjoy the high calling of parenthood.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Disciple Like Jesus for Parents through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Disciple Like Jesus for Parents is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.