"This book is very special to us. As Bruce Ware's daughters, we view Big
Truths for Young Hearts not only as a rich resource for children and
adults, but also as a tangible representation of the teaching we were blessed to
faithfully receive from our dad throughout our childhood.
For the past two decades we have lived with a father who loves theology and
loves to teach theology. We both remember him teaching us all six verses of the
hymn "May the Mind of Christ my Savior" by the time we were three years old.
During our annual summer road trips to see family on the West Coast, Dad and Mom
used the time in the care to lead our family in singing worship songs,
memorizing Scripture, and discussing theology. Dad would often begin a
conversation with a question: "So do you think Jesus had to be both God
and man?" or "How can God be good and still allow bad things to happen in
the world?" Not exactly laid-back vacation banter, but we loved those
family conversations. We girls would sit in the backseat of our family
Toyota and rack our brains trying to think of a biblical answer, knowing all the
while that Dad had one. He was passionate about sharing truths with us
that would give us confidence in our faith. This passion came through in
family discussions at dinner, late-night chats in his study, and the
"daddy-daughter dates" on which he often took us. Though we did not fully
realize it then, those conversation were life-changing and heart-shaping.
It was Theology 101 given outside the classroom..."
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Bruce Ware's New Book
I recently went through Bruce Ware's new book Big Truths for Young Hearts and it is excellent. I considered writing an endorsement for it, but after reading the Foreword to the book, which is written by Ware's daughters, I decided that there was no greater endorsement for a dad than the endorsement from his children. Bruce Ware's girls have not only heard the theology in this book, but they have seen it lived out in their dad. I pray my daughters would feel the same way in 15 years. Lord help me, a sinner!
A Portion of the Foreword by Bethany Strachan and Rachel Ware: