The Shepherd Leader at Home: Knowing, Leading, Protecting, and Providing for Your Family

The Shepherd Leader at Home Knowing Leading Protecting and Providing for Your Family Husbands and dads play a crucial role in the health and survival of the family That s why leadership expert Tim Witmer has written this book to strengthen our efforts to lead well He applies a biblica

  • Title: The Shepherd Leader at Home: Knowing, Leading, Protecting, and Providing for Your Family
  • Author: Timothy Z. Witmer
  • ISBN: 9781433530074
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • Husbands and dads play a crucial role in the health and survival of the family That s why leadership expert Tim Witmer has written this book to strengthen our efforts to lead well He applies a biblical framework to the role of leadership in the home, showing how effective shepherding involves knowing, leading, protecting, and providing for your family all the while cHusbands and dads play a crucial role in the health and survival of the family That s why leadership expert Tim Witmer has written this book to strengthen our efforts to lead well He applies a biblical framework to the role of leadership in the home, showing how effective shepherding involves knowing, leading, protecting, and providing for your family all the while communicating solid principles with a down to earth, relatable tone.Find in this book the wise counsel and practical direction that is sure to make a difference in your family today.

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    1. Timothy Witmer, professor of practical theology at Westminster Seminary, is best known for his book The Shepherd Leader: Achieving Effective Shepherding In Your Church. Its reviews were so good that I nabbed it—and put it on my shelf to await that glorious future day when I will actually read books I buy.But when I saw his new book The Shepherd Leader at Home available for review, I decided to read it immediately—because fathering and husbanding are pressing issues for me, a young dad. I ass [...]

    2. Witmer, having written a book for church leaders called The Shepherd Leader, takes the same paradigm and applies it to home leadership. What sets his work apart from others on a husband/father's leadership is the shepherding paradigm with the fourfold framework of knowing, leading, providing, and protecting. This framework is helpful for understanding the totality of a man's role in the home. I was reminded of a great many things I need to improve in my leadership of my own home. For that, I am [...]

    3. This book is a straightforward overview of what it means to be a Christian husband and dad. The book is clear and practical, without getting lost in the details or suggesting any "n steps to success". It is a book I expect to go back to for quick reminders of what is important in my family, and I would recommend it to any man starting a family.

    4. Very good and very practical read for husbands and fathers. Where this falls short is some of the practical advice is only truly relevant to people from a specific culture and doesn't take into account the complex history and narratives of other people.

    5. Apparently there is something amiss today when it comes to marriages, the rearing of children, and family life in general. Divorce rates continue to be out of control, the youth seem to have gone wild, and families spend more time glued to their smartphone, laptop, or the latest tech fad than spending time together in what one could term as a family oriented setting. The problems with the family today begins at the top, specifically with husbands and fathers. Unfortunately, most husbands and fat [...]

    6. A Practical Guide to the Bible’s Principle’s of Shepherd-Leadership in Our HomesIn his recent book "The Shepherd Leader at Home: Knowing, Leading, Protecting, and Providing for Your Family" Timothy Witmer gives us a practical vision for what it looks like for a man to care for his family under God through the lens of the shepherd-leader.An examination of an actual shepherd shows that they know their sheep, they lead them, they protect them and they provide for them. Witmer divides his book i [...]

    7. The Shepherd Leader at Home: Knowing, Leading, Protecting, and Providing for Your Familyis a quick read and just thought-provoking enough. I liked his quotes from other sources, which might add to my reading list later. It is not deep, I'd say it's written for someone who hasn't introspected much on either marriage or parenthood. It's not deep enough to cover both, but just the basics. Each chapter ends with thought/discussion questions.Witmer is described as a (Presbyterian) pastor serving "in [...]

    8. Marriage and the family is under attack today from a culture that wants to redefine marriage to not be between a man and a woman but also between a man and a man or a woman and a woman. In The Shepherd Leader Pastor Whitmer writes to address the “crisis in the family” (11). This book is a continuation of The Shepherd Leader which began with the words “there’s a crisis in the church” (11). In The Shepherd Leader Pastor Whitmer writes to address men in order to help them understand the i [...]

    9. Witmer admonishes men to shepherd their families. We need more of this. We need encouragement to faithfully serve our families in a way that honors God and properly portrays the truths Paul teaches in Ephesians 6.The organization is straightforward and the content is approachable. The book includes a study guide with questions at the end of each chapter. These questions are meant to skilfully penetrate our own family leadership and make application of the truths exposed in each chapter. The four [...]

    10. This book has very particular strengths that earned it a higher rating than I would have given it on a brief cursory read. As an single guy who did not have the benefit of experiencing or seeing many faithful and godly men leading their homes, Witmer puts forth a good and biblical explanation of four aspects of shepherd leadership in the home (marriage & fatherhood): knowing, leading, protecting, and providing. These topics are fairly comprehensive, but not unfamiliar to many evangelical Chr [...]

    11. This book deals with important base issues in the family. These things need to be said over and over again in different ways so they can sink in. God has called parents to be the main Christian influence in the lives of their children, but we have become great at delegating the responsibility to others. Timothy Z. Witmer lays out a strong foundation for why that has to change and gives some basic insight in how to begin the process of being the main leaders in the spiritual formation of our chil [...]

    12. This book is written primarily for men and is an adaptation of the author's The Shepherd Leader, Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church for understanding shepherding in the Christian home. There are good questions at the end of each chapter making it suitable for men's group discussion. This is a relatively short book, written at a basic level and covers knowing, leading, providing for, and protecting your family. Each of those categories is broken down further applying to your family as [...]

    13. So biblical and so worth it! This book is small but mighty in its words. I recommend it every man, young and old! What a blessing if more men thought about being the leader at home.The further reflection questions at the end of each chapter? Do them! It goes through every single person that you have in your household, and really goes deep. I really wish or hope they do a woman's one. I would buy one for each of my friends!Based and referred quite a bit, of course, the Bible is the base. I just c [...]

    14. An excellent addition to and continuation of The Shepherd Leader. This time focusing on the task of shepherding within the family context. Similarly to The Shepherd Leader's macro/micro structure, this book deals with shepherding your wife and your children. Using the four themes of knowing, leading, providing, and protecting, Witmer examines how each applies to the role of husband and father, with an emphasis on the practical, convicting, and encouraging. I assumed this would principally be abo [...]

    15. As a young, single man, preparing for marriage, I was blessed by reading this book. While I had minor disagreements on a few points, I largely was impressed, helped, and challenged by Dr. Witmer's work here. This is a valuable resource for men preparing for marriage or perhaps in the early years of marriage and fatherhood. I particularly appreciated the sound teaching under leading your wife. The teaching is solidly biblical and extremely counter cultural (not to mention counter to our natural i [...]

    16. There were a lot of good tips and practical insights regarding family, particularly marriage and raising children, that was grounded in solid biblical truth. Witmer shows how the man is to shepherd his family by knowing them intimately, leading them courteously, providing for them both materially and spiritually, and protecting them. My favorite chapters were the last two, one on protecting your marriage (which was worth the price of the whole book) and the other on protecting your children and [...]

    17. This is a very good, quick read. For men who have not dabbled with the call for biblical manhood, this would be a great introductory book and it should lead you to books with a bit more depth in what it means to be a husband and father. I gave this book three stars instead of four because I think it lacks a a covenantal framework of headship and family. When the creation is seen through, or along with, God's covenant, practical and theological doors open. So, there is my one complaint.

    18. Witmer's book on leadership at home takes his framework he created for leadership in the church (know, lead, feed, protect) and applies it to the home. While the application to the home is relevant and useful, the book itself lacks some of the really keen insight that his other book did. Four stars because his framework is really helpful.

    19. Excellent. Concise, practical, and obviously informed by a lifetime of faithfully raising children in a godly manner. The questions at the end of each chapter and some of the "homework assignments", as it were, are very helpful.

    20. Dr. Witmer's book is a great little resource on shepherding the family. It is very easy to read and digest, a perfect book for new husbands and fathers. There is not a whole lot of new material in this book, but it is great for refreshing us on what is important.

    21. A great book for husbands and fathers. In the way pastors are called to know, feed, lead, and protect the people in their congregations, husbands and fathers are called to do the same for their families.

    22. Solid book on parenting and marriage. Good biblical principles, presented clearly along with practical suggestions for implementation. It's always good to review and hear from different authors on this subject from time to time. I am thankful to God for books like these.

    23. This is a very practical book. This is a book for every husband and a future husband to be. I recommend it 100%.

    24. Really excellent guide to the role of a Christian husband and father as a shepherd-leader. Read it to be encouraged, exhorted, and challenged.

    25. A simple, clear, thoughtful call for men to lead their families under the care and leadership of the Great Shepherd

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