Author, pastor and speaker Dave Stone is set to release the third book from his Faithful Families series, How to Raise Selfless Kids in a Self-Centered World, which will be available on April 9, from Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The book is the third installment in the series, and follows two earlier titles, Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord and Building Family Ties with Faith, Love and Laughter.
With How to Raise Selfless Kids in a Self-Centered World, Stone offers insight and wisdom from a faith-based, firsthand perspective. He and his wife, Beth have raised three children. He has also held a lead role in shepherding other families at his church.
The book weaves together an innovative collection of creative ideas, real-life stories and Scriptural guidance about how to raise a caring family and the importance of putting others first.
“The most practical way to spread the gospel is through moms and dads, who model genuine faith for their children,” said Dave Stone, who serves as the senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church, a 22,000-member congregation in Louisville, Kentucky.
Throughout How to Raise Selfless Kids in a Self-Centered World, Dave shares stories from his own life as well as the experiences from other families. Told in a practical, conversational and humorous style, the book also offers tools, insights, and dialogue, which are designed to help to support parents’ goals.
Stone said he hopes to build stronger families by helping readers develop a solid spiritual foundation within their family unit. Throughout each of the chapters, parents are equipped with useful knowledge combined with biblical insight. A few of the topics covered in the book include: “Becoming Others Focused,” “Service,” “Generosity,” “Forgiveness” and many more.
As a result of reading, parents will be able to guide their children and help them focus on others in the midst of our self-absorbed society.
“Our culture is draining the life out of our families,” said Stone. “In a world of electronic devices and hectic schedules, families are suffering. Delight has been deleted and joy and fulfillment have been replaced by worry and hurt. I want parents to know that God is more concerned with our direction, not our perfection.”
Last week, Stone attended the National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition in Nashville to promote his latest title. For more information, about Dave Stone, visit www.pastordavestone.com.