I had heard a discussion about the book, Traveling a Pilgrim's Path: Preparing Your Child to Navigate the Journey of Faith, on a radio program and was intrigued. I had written down the title with a plan to purchase the book at my earliest convenience; however, before I could make my purchase, the book showed up in my mail for review. One of my reasons for wanting to read this book was because I was just finishing reading John Bunyan's 1678 classic Pilgrim's Progress to my children, and the Parshalls had mentioned on the radio program that they had drawn from the classic wisdom of Bunyan's book when writing theirs. Sure enough, the booked tracked nicely with each chapter beginning with a passage from "Pilgrim's Progress," and served to bring out points that could be applied to our children's lives.
The Parshalls provide targeted strategies, along with practical suggestions, for showing our children how to make wise and moral choices in today's world. The areas covered in the Parshall's book include: The Narrow Gate: Guiding Your Child to Spiritual Commitment, A Steep Climb: Helping Your Child Deal with Difficulty in a Culture of Comfort, The Lost Book: Rediscovering God's Word with Your Child, A Room Called Peach: Teaching Your Child the Virtue of Virtue, The Devil at the Door: Preparing Your Child for Spiritual Warfare, The Flesh Too Willing: Helping Your Child Avoid Sexual Immorality, The Shame Game: Raising Your Child in a Culture of Conformity, Vanity Fair: Steering Your Child Away from the Worthless, The Heavenly Goods: Teaching Your Child About Absolute Truth.
If you're looking for help in preparing your children to navigate life's journey and making wise moral choices along the way, Traveling a Pilgrim's Path is a good starting point. You'll not be disappointed.