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The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home

, 2018
ISBN: 9781462794812
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Christianity Today "Beautiful Orthodoxy" Book of the Year in 2019.

Why do our families have so much power over us? In The Storm-Tossed Family, bestselling author Russell Moore (OnwardChristianity Today's 2016 "Book of the Year Award Winner") teaches readers whether you are married or single, whether you long for a child or shepherding a full house, you are part of a family. Family is difficult because family—every family—is an echo of the gospel.

Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. Family can make us who we are, and family can break our hearts. Why would this social arrangement have that much power, for good or for ill, over us?

Top Highlights

“The lack of broken bones there at the cross was a sign to Jesus, along with the face there of his mother, that whatever happened could not go any further than God’s purposes, and that God’s purposes were good.” (Page 18)

“Likewise, ‘headship’ in Scripture is not defined in terms of Pharaoh-like rule but Christlike sacrifice.” (Page 88)

“Family will, sooner or later, reveal that we are not the person our families need us to be. We are naked before our illusions, and those closest to us eventually learn that we do not have it all together. In the fullness of time, we will feel not only the cross on our back, but the sword through our soul.” (Page 15)

“The gospel doesn’t promise you prosperity and tranquility. But the gospel does promise you that you are never outside the reach of the fatherly providence of God, a providence that fits you with a cross not to destroy you but to give you a future. Your skeleton is safe, even at the Place of the Skull.” (Page 20)

“ the little burdens of family matter and that they are part of a larger burden” (Page 16)

Product Details

  • Title : The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home
  • Author: Moore, Russell D.
  • Publisher: B&H Books
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • ISBN: 9781462794812


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