Book Review: Pastor Daddy by Lindsey Blair and Bobby Gilles

This book has come out in a new edition titled “Our Home is like a Little Church.” and the original version is no longer available.

Pastor Daddy BookBlair, Lindsey and Bobby Gilles.  Pastor Daddy.  Louisville:  Sojourn Community Church, 2008.  16 pp.  $11.95. (out of print)

In 16 short pages, this book introduces the view that the home is a little church.  This was espoused by great divines such as Martin Luther and Jonathan Edwards and more recently by men like Donald S. Whitney and R. Albert Mohler.

As I read this book to my two children, they enjoyed the pictures and the stories.  This book is a great introduction to the practice of family worship and how the church and the home are interrelated.  The authors alternate between church and home and show how each element of worship (outside of baptism and the Lord’s Supper) can be done at home through family worship.

This has become an important direction that many in the church are beginning to move toward.  There has become an emphasis on family worship and its importance to the health of the church in recent years.  If you are involved in children’s ministry, this is an excellent resource to own.  It is also a way in which you can introduce family worship to the parents through the children.


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