Sojourn’s first children’s book, Our Home is like a Little Church, (formerly titled Pastor Daddy), written by Lindsey Blair and Bobby Gilles with illustrations by Tessa Janes, is now available to pre-order from Amazon.com. The book has been published by Christian Focus Publications. There will be lots more information to come both here and at http://ministry-to-children.com as we head toward a more official release. And the book will be available at the book table on Sundays soon as well. We're excited! Teaching the truth that the church is like the home is one of our top priorities as a children's ministry, and we think this will be a useful tool both for our own church and for other churches. “Our Home is like a Little Church was written to teach preschool children the Christian truth evident in its title--that the home is a "little church" where the father teaches his family God's commands and leads them to worship the one true God.”
Here is what others are saying!
Our Home is like a Little Church beautifully illustrates the Biblical role that each father is called to play in the lives of his children. The apostle Paul states in 1 Thessalonians 2 that he has dealt with the Thessalonian church the same way that a father deals with his children….”encouraging, comforting and urging [them], to live lives worthy of God.” I pray that every father that reads this powerful little book will have the courage to lead his family to live life for the Glory of God and nothing less. I LOVE the book because it provides a beautiful picture of what it looks like for a father to be the spiritual leader in the home. It simplifies this profound truth in a way that can be easily understood by everyone in the family.–Jason Houser, Seeds Family Worship, Nashville, TN
One of the most important features of a father’s leadership in his home is his responsibility to train his children in the Scriptures and the Christian faith, and to nurture them in knowing and loving God. In this sense, fathers are pastors (i.e., shepherds) to their children, and they would do well to embrace this truth as their own. Our Home is like a Little Church helps both children and fathers see some of the beauty and richness of this relationship. How good it will be when an increasing number of Christian fathers own their roles as their family’s pastors. May this little book be used by God to serve that end–Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY