The Most Important Place on Earth: What a Christian Home Looks Like and How to Build One
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The Most Important Place on Earth: What a Christian Home Looks Like and How to Build One

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Many people did not grow up in a Christian home, and many more do not consider their childhood experience a good model. Robert Wolgemuth presents this inspiring, practical book for people who want to have a Christian home.

So, what's so great about a Christian home? There's redemption. There's forgiveness. There's hope. Laughter and genuine happiness. There's discipline and...more
Paperback, 273 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Nelson Books (first published 2004)
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Elizabeth
Feb 15, 2011 Elizabeth rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Christian parents
Recommended to Elizabeth by: Kelly
Shelves: faith, parenting
Fantastic book, loved it, definitely recommend it to all parents.
It was humorous, insightful and packed with lots of solid biblical advice given in a casual manner-he said take it or leave as you wish. He told lots of stories (a little too many intro ones in my opinions) but it made it a quick read.
I have several friends who don't like reading parenting books, but I find I need to read them frequently, it helps ground me and remind me of good things to do in my 'job'. I got really mad at the fou...more
Kelly
I do not typically read parenting books, but my brother-in-law and sister-in-law recently gave me this book and I ended up reading it straight through in two days. It has really good, concrete ideas for creating a positive, emotionally safe home for your family and how to live your faith in your family. Not everything was something I needed to read about to know - I already tell my husband and son that I love them multiple times a day- but all the information was necessary because I know not eve...more
Christina
I read through this book with a discussion group this summer... and then summer ended and I just finished the last three chapters. This book has made a huge impact on my life and in our home this year- it's full of encouraging and practical ideas on how to have a Christian home that is warm, loving and points others to Christ. The author gives so many great ideas he warns in the introduction you must pick a few at a time to implement and then come back for more.

I will not go into details because...more
Carolyn
Loved this book. Felt like I knew him since so much of the book happens in Wheaton and Nashville. Hopefully my life trajectory will also include Orlando. :)

In any case, I liked this book because it seemed so common sense - kind of like what it is - an older Christian just presenting some advice. I want my home to be "a kingdom outpost." I grew up in a home with many spoken and unspoken rules for behavior and it was not a place any of us wanted to bring our friends. I practically grew up in my be...more
Cari
The best parenting book I've read - came highly recommended for good reason. I've read this twice but need to reread it every year so I remember what is truly important in the lives of my children.
Carolyn
Lots of good ideas and advice about how to have a Christian home. Very practical and biblical.

My main draw-back: I could tell the author was a 60-year-old man speaking to 30-year-old women, particularly by his examples, which felt a bit outdated or unrealistic. (i.e. I wish I'd been his editor.) At the same time, there was something comforting about reading an older father's perspective on creating a Christian home.

In the end, I'm not sure I would have finished it on my own, but it was a good c...more
Colleen
I read this book this summer, and would recommend it to friends with a caveat - there are parts that are legalistic, but the ideas are wonderful. It is encouraging to me that I can create a home where Christ is in the center. I plan to read this book again, as I am sure new parts will be more applicable as my children grow older.
Carrie
I would give this book a 10 if I could! It provides simple, practical ways to create a Christian atmosphere in your home and ways to "walk the walk". I would highly encourage believers who did not grow up in a Christian home to read this book - it will definitely get you headed in the right direction.
Shannon
Feb 17, 2010 Shannon rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: newly weds
A very good overview of what a Christian home is about. We all need reminders and this is one that gives me a that without finger pointing. The author offers exmaples from his own life experiences so we learn along with him.
Peggy
A good and practable book about the running of a Christian home. There was nothing much new, but the author put it all together and a good review about what is really important.
Jill
Not sure what I was looking for, but there was no new information here. Most of the info here was how we already live.
Monica
I read this one over and over. What a great read!!!!
Melinda
This book was incredible! I've loved the practical applications. Read through it with a book club this summer and finished it on my own. We have been implementing many of the suggestions. Our most memorable so far is the ABC memory verse book. My 2 year old has enjoyed this and has almost 26 verses to memory - working on getting the last 3 done before she turns 3:) Highly recommend.
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