The Shepherd Leader at Home
September 29, 2012
Knowing, Leading, Protecting, and Providing for your Family
Rev. Dr. Timothy Witmer, professor of practical theology, has recently published his latest book: The Shepherd Leader at Home.
Listen to a chapel message from our audio archives given by Dr. Witmer from 2010 entitled Shepherding in the Home.
Publisher's Description: Many of the problems in the church can be traced to problems in the families--families that are like sheep without a shepherd. Having first published a successful book on church leadership, The Shepherd Leader (P&R, 2010), Dr. Witmer has written a sequel to impact families, The Shepherd Leader at Home. He applies a biblical framework to the husband and father's leadership in the home, introducing four categories of shepherding: knowing, feeding, leading, and protecting. Dr. Witmer also communicates with a down-to-earth, relatable tone that helps readers to engage and learn. Targeting men who want to shepherd their families well, Dr. Witmer offers biblical counsel and practical direction that is sure to resonate and make a difference in families today.
“Another book on marriage and family life? Yes, but this one is different. It is short, but not easy; practical, but also deeply realistic; honest, but also warm. And, thankfully, for all that Tim Witmer is - Seminary Professor, Preaching Pastor, Author, Father, and Husband - there is one thing he never pretends to be, namely Guru! Perhaps that's why this is such a wonderfully encouraging book.”
- Sinclair B. Ferguson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology
“With marriage and the family under present-day pressures, it takes a wise man to think and write well about being a husband and father under God. This book reveals Dr. Witmer as just such a wise man, and makes his wisdom available to us all. Highly recommended.”
- J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College; author, Knowing God
“We are faced with a serious global crisis in the collapse of the biblical family—a crisis, which will eventually lead to the collapse of the church and the society. Dr. Witmer, who already introduced the idea of shepherd leadership in the church, now explores shepherd leadership in the home from his ministerial experiences with the hope of enabling us to overcome our contemporary crisis. His book is profound, coherent, and practical from the biblical perspective. It provides biblical and practical guidelines for the happiness of the family. If you want to keep your family happier, you should read this book.”
- In Whan Kim, Professor Emeritus, Former Professor of OT Studies and President of Chonghsin University and Seminary, Seoul, Korea
Order your copy from the Westminster Bookstore.