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Your household is not just a shelter from a war zone; it is the command center from where you launch your attacks. It's this vision of the world with the Christian family at the heart that modern parents desperately need to recover.

©2019 Canon Press (P)2019 Canon Press

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Excellent but wordy

The message the author shares is needful for us modern 21st century Christians. Its a short book and definitely worth listening to if you care at all about Christian homes and the important role they play. A, must read, really, for homemakers and husbands/ fathers as well.

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Great audiobook! I've been blessed

Would Recommend to everyone and it should keeper in every house. God bless you 😉

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A Timely Work When Hope Seems Lost

The only negative thing I can say about this book is that it's too short. Went I finished, I thought the app was broken. Granted, the book did have an ending, and it was well done, but I was left wanting more. This book to me was a battle cry of sorts.

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So good!

Wow! I loved it and plan to listen to it again. What a beautiful picture of how God planed for our families to run!

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A Unique Approach to a Devisive Topic

There are few things more difficult to talk about in our culture than gender roles, slavery, lordship, and a well-ordered house. CR Wiley takes a unique approach by comparing and contrasting the Roman culture/literature concerning piety and the household with the biblical story of piety and the household. Since the New Testament was written in a Roman context, looking into that context along with the origins of some key Greek words in Ephesians (not just in Ephesians 5 mind you) sheds light on the culture that Paul wrote to. In this regard, very little time at the conclusion of the book is spent on the household code of Ephesians 5. Instead the author takes you into a worldview that is foreign to modern America to help us see that we may have lost something between the writing of the New Testament and the present.

In this regard the book reminds me of John Macarthur's book "Slave" where he spent an extended period of time spelling out exactly what a poorly translated Greek word meant and what it would have brought to mind in a Roman culture.

The one complaint I have with the book is that the author presents an ideal where the Husband and Wife's primary source of income should be self-dependent. It's a minor point in the book and seems to be more a plug for his other book than a full-orbed discussion, which made it sound like an assertion that wasn't ready to deal with the reality it's being spoken into. Again though, it wasn't necessarily the topic being discussed so I can agree with the author that self-employment should be the ideal for households.

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Great book!

This book really dives into the significance of households to the social order and the Christian church’s advance.

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Gloriously helpful

Wiley is faithful and profitable in this helpful work. I would recommend this book to all parents and especially to ministers of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ

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Solid and insightful

With all he handwringing about what our civilization has supposedly lost, this offering offers a solid sense of hope and purpose. The stars that shone on Plato and Moses shine on us, largely unchanged. The foundations of the created order will stand through all human fashions.

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  • 11-11-20

Great book about how to have a biblical household

Fascinating journey through philosophy, history and theology with the conclusion of how to apply ancient wisdom in the modern household. I recommend you read this but make sure you read all the way through as there are different ideas presented in each section, with the most relevant and crucial at the end.

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  • 08-20-19

Fro Classical Greece to Eternity

Helpful discussion on how unusual historically and biblically is the household we currently see as normal, with strong reasons and motivations for household renovation.