Covenant Family

Individualism rules the day. Make that individualism rugged and even better! Other generations have better understood how to live in community. We need to relearn those lessons. Norman Shepherd defines covenant helpfully in his little book, The Call of Grace: "Covenant describes a divinely established relationship of union and communion between God and His people in the bonds of love and mutual faithfulness." What is true of the way God relates to us, His people needs to be true of the way we relate to one another in our families. We are covenant people. We must learn to live in covenant in our relationship to God, to the church, and to our families.

Given the choice between religion by rote and some dry dusty sort of religious conformity on the one hand or a strong individual relationship with Jesus Christ, we would all rightly choose the latter. Yet these are not the only alternatives. We can have both. We need individual believers who love and fear the Lord, who pray privately, and who take personal responsibility for their own growth in grace. But we also need the community of the church and the community of the family, living in covenant each with the other.

No one can rightly relate to God as a Christian unless he or she also loves, forgives, receives correction from, and worships alongside other believers in the church. The same is true in the home. Christian covenantalism is a forgotten art for many today. Too often we live as individuals for ourselves and by ourselves. To recover a proper sense of vibrant Christian corporate life we must begin at home.

The home is the ideal environment in which to learn the disciplines required for life together in covenant community. Learning to worship around the family table, to show respect for authority, to forgive and reconcile with one another when offended, and in general to put the needs of others above our own, are all skills best learned first at home. The resources available on this page are designed to guide and direct toward these ends.

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Adopted for Life
by Russell D. Moore
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$10.00
Bound for Glory
by R.C. Sproul Jr.
2nd edition from Tolle Lege Press
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$14.95
Bound for Glory
by R. C. Sproul Jr.
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Call to Family Reformation
by Dennis Rainey
from Familylife
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Children: Blessing or Burden?
by Max Heine
from Noble Publishing
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Church-Friendly Family
by Randy Booth & Rich Lusk
from Covenant Media Foundation
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$14.00
Disciplines of a Godly Family
by Barbara Hughes, R. Kent Hughes
Revised from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$10.00 (2 in stock)
Duggars: 20 and Counting
by Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar
from Howard Books
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$13.00
Families Where Grace Is in Place
by Jeff VanVonderen
Reprint from Bethany House
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$15.99
Family Driven Faith
by Voddie Baucham
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$8.00 (3 in stock)
Family Driven Faith
by Voddie Baucham
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$11.99
Family Feuds
by Timothy S. Lane
from New Growth Press
Marriage and Family Resources for Adults
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Family in its Civil and Churchly Aspects
by B. M. Palmer & J. W. Alexander
from Sprinkle Publications
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$16.00 (1 in stock)
Family Practice
by R.C. Sproul Jr., editor
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Family Traditions
by J. Otis Ledbetter, Tim Smith
from Focus on the Family
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Family: God's Weapon for Victory
by Robert Andrews
2nd edition from Sentinel Press
for 10th-Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$12.00 $7.00 (3 in stock)
For the Family's Sake
by Susan Macaulay
from Crossway Books
for 11th-Adult
$19.99 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Help for Stepfamilies
by Winston T. Smith
from New Growth Press
Parenting Resources for Adults
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Helping Your Adopted Child
by Paul David Tripp
from New Growth Press
Parenting Resources for Adults
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99 $2.50 (1 in stock)
Let Us Highly Resolve
by David & Shirley Quine
from Cornerstone Curriculum
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$7.00 (2 in stock)
Missing Pieces
by Beth Sherrill, Paul Drake
from Heritage Press
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$14.00 (1 in stock)
My Life For Yours
by Doug Wilson
from Canon Press
for 11th-Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$15.00
One Million Arrows
by Julie Ferwerda
from Winepress Publishing
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$13.95
Prodigal Brother
by Sue Thompson
from Focus on the Family
for Adult
$8.50
Reuniting after Military Deployment
by Rob Green
from New Growth Press
Resources for Military Families for
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Shaping of a Christian Family
by Elisabeth Elliott
from Revell Publishing
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$19.00 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Shaping of a Christian Family
by Elisabeth Elliott
from Revell Publishing
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Shaping of a Christian Family
by Elisabeth Elliot
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Shaping of a Christian Family
by Elisabeth Elliot
from Revell Publishing
for Adult
$4.00 (1 in stock)
To You and Your Children
by Benjamin K. Wikner, editor, with various contributors
from Canon Press
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$10.00 $6.00 (5 in stock)
Token for Children
by Cotton Mather, James Janeway
from Soli Deo Gloria
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$18.95 $4.00 (3 in stock)
Treasuring God in Our Traditions
by Noël Piper
from Crossway Books
$14.99
Treasuring God in Our Traditions
by Noel Piper
from Crossway Books
for Adult
$8.00 (2 in stock)
What Is a Family?
by Edith Schaeffer
from Baker Books
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$22.00
Will My Children Go to Heaven?
by Edward Gross
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$6.75 $4.00 (4 in stock)
Your Family, God's Way
by Wayne Mack
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$11.00 $7.00 (1 in stock)