A wonderful book which my mother has now asked to read! Clint Archer has shown how sports concepts can be helpful when considering what God's plan for the family is. The father is the coach and his children the team! I highly recommend this book for every family, no matter how big or small you may be, and no matter where you are in your Spiritual walk.
Using the analogy of a sports team — something that those in America are very familiar with — Archer lays out a Scriptural portrait of the family from God’s perspective. He covers every side of it and makes one very convicted on how each should liv. I liked his ideas on fathers- they must each and mothers they can have a side job! Not your ticl book but one that is very balanced. All support the team leader- the father.Archer, who is pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church in South Africa, uses a number of sports related illustrations to help emphasize the concept that the Christian family is a team. All in all, I found this a very balanced perspective You should read and order for every newly married couple or for the average family. A must for church libraries!
Families, just like sports teams, must understand their goals and their opponents. Every member of the family must know his or her position and the rules of the game. And the family needs to understand the consequences of poor play as well as the rewards of fair play” (9).
I received this book for free from Shepherd Press via Cross Focused Reviews for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and are my honest review of the book.