Monday, September 22, 2014
Review: The Home Team by:Clint Archer
About the Book:
Using illustrations and analogies from the world of sports, The Home Team by Clint Archer presents the Christian family as a team. He highlights the one-flesh union of husband and wife as the fundamental team for God’s design of society, the family, and marriage. Facing challenges together this cohesive team must not allow division to weaken their union. As children are added, Mom and Dad play their unique and essential roles to strengthen the expanding team. The family must close ranks on opponents to God’s design, tackle obstacles, and fortify the bonds in their huddle. In the unity and synergy of teamwork each player is uniquely positioned to advance the team’s objective. The goal is to give God glory, and enjoy the blessings and joy that come with obedience.
About the Author:
Clint Archer is a graduate of the Master's Seminary (MDiv, ThM, DMin), and presently serves as the senior pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He is an enthusiastic blogger, writer, international speaker and has published books on doctrine, pastoral ministry, and missions. Clint has been married to Kim since 2002 and they presently have four children. He contributes weekly to TheCripplegate.com. His include motorbiking, martial arts, travel, dating his beautiful wife, taking his four kids to the beach and eating.
Complete with sportsmanship types illustration, The Home Team is a book to help the Bible believing family too seek God's will for the family in efforts to guide them towards God and His plan for each of the players on the team. We being a people under the curse of sin are sometimes deaf or blind to how we are to be under God's will for us. And I feel that this is something we will all have to stay coherent to if we are to succeed together as a family guided by Him. So I agree with the author when he stated, "...all relationships we share will be influenced by the curse."
As a married woman of twenty years I along with my family have seen the devastating effect that Satan can have over the family unit. If one small crack in that unit is left unattended Satan can destroy the family in unimaginable ways with just the smallest of cracks left bare. We as the husband and wife team are to be watching for these cracks and deal with them immediately as a defense for protecting our family.
The author gives your timely tips to apply to each person in the family, in order for us to look upward and inward to avoid catastrophe at all costs. The author leads us into ways to accomplish this for our family and each of the roles that each of us participate in. Family rearing as well as child rearing is an ongoing process that takes time, reflection and tons of praying. It is a very serious matter that should not be taken lightly and I feel the author is wanting to above all else wanting us to see this and realize that we are battling the evil forces to keep our marriage and our family afloat in the perilous times we are now living in.
If you would like more information on this book, you can find it at this link.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Cross Focused Reviews.