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The Family: A Christian Perspective On The Contemporary Home

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Well-known and respected authors give excellent insight into the many stages, functions, and problems of the contemporary home and family.
Paperback, 398 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Baker Academic (first published November 30th 1988)
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Noah
Feb 06, 2012 Noah rated it it was amazing
Currently reading a book that I have read before. This is a wonderful book and gives great perspective into the social, psychological, and spiritual aspects within the family. I foundbook specifically helpful when considering the affect my familial the environment has impacted my spiritual development.
Kathy
Feb 26, 2010 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had to read this book for school, but surprisingly there was a lot that was relevant to where I am in life right now. This is a fantastic book for if you want to know how the family functions and why family exists from a Christian perspective. Given this is a textbook, it goes into detail about different aspects of family, and is therefore a comprehensive and well-written text.
Andy Hickman
Jan 08, 2015 Andy Hickman rated it it was ok
Balswick, Jack O., and Judith K. Balswick. The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007.

E.g. Since 'relationality' is the primary way human beings reflect God's image, it makes sense that the Trinitarian relationship of the Godhead becomes the model of relating as a team. (p18)

Jonathan Woodward
Oct 24, 2012 Jonathan Woodward rated it it was amazing
This is absolutely the best book I've read on family and theology. The work the authors do to lay out a theological framework for family relationships is bar none. I truly believe every family would do well to read this book. If you're going into any kind of ministry, you need to read this book.
Jeremy
Aug 31, 2015 Jeremy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Balanced; helpful book, but only as an overview of families. Touches on theological frameworks for understanding families while incorporating an understanding of both systems and developmental perspectives of family life.
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Jack Balswick (MA, PhD) is senior professor of sociology and family development at the Department of Marriage and Family School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, California).
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