Book Review: Age of Opportunity

Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens (Resources for Changing Lives)Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul David Tripp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One of the best books I have read on shepherding older children. As I read it, I was constantly thinking about my own children and the congregation I serve. The book is really well-outlined, which allows for easy referencing after I was done reading. He did a good job of maintaining a proper biblical balance between focus on Christ, but not allowing this to obscure how teenagers should behave. One of the most important things he emphasizes is how much work and time good shepherding requires. This was a strength of the book. Yes, the teen years are a great opportunity to see your children grow in Christ. However, this opportunity requires great labor and dependence upon Christ. Highly recommended for all pastors and anyone who will be or is raising teenagers.

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