Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Family Project : How God's Design Reveals His Best For You

"The Family Project : How God's Design Reveals His Best For You" is written by Glenn Stanton and Leon Wirth, and published by Tyndale House. This book delves into the many issues that our society faces with regard to maintaining the traditional family structure. This book is over 300 pages long, with twelve chapters, each with a different piece of the family structure puzzle.

Stanton and Wirth extract the various pieces of the family and attempt to, one by one, show how each is part of God's design, and how it is beneficial to the family. The references used in this book are not strictly Biblical - there are also social science references that also affirm these theories.

This book tackles such topics as motherhood, fatherhood, non-marital sex, and marriage. There are many other topics, but these were the ones that really stood out to me. I thought that Wirth and Stanton made a lot of well connected points, using both Biblical basis and sociological evidence.

The one complaint I have about this book is that some of the material they present is dry, and hard to read through. It's relatively easy to read the Biblical references, and to focus through that connection, but at some points the sociological references and attachments seem to lose their intensity, and I felt like I couldn't really remember what I was reading because it was just dry material.

Overall I would give this book a 3.5/5. It makes some good points and observations, and I liked the Biblical connection to God's natural design for humankind. I would recommend this book if you are looking for a structured explanation of the argument for marriage and having both a mother and a father in the life of a child. Good points about those topics in this book.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review.

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