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Raising Passionate Jesus Followers

July 13
by Phil and Diane Comer
Published by Zondervan

For Christian parents, there is no greater joy than seeing their children learn to walk with the Lord. And there is no greater fear than that their children will walk away from God.

About the Book

After serving together in pastoral ministry for forty years, Phil and Diane Comer know those hopes and fears well. Thirty-seven years ago, they became parents themselves. And like all new parents, they were intimidated and unsure about how to take on the task of spiritually training their young children. Now, with all four of their children grown and establishing their own households of faith, Phil and Diane have embarked on a quest to help the next generation of parents raise passionate Jesus followers. Drawing on years of pastoral counseling, teaching, leading, and decades of watching families from the perspective of pastors and leaders in ministry, Phil and Diane instruct, guide, encourage, and offer hope and practical help to Christian parents.Raising Passionate Jesus Followers is a manual full of practical, biblically based guidelines that parents will be able to turn to again and again through each stage of their children’s development. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for any parent whose greatest longing is to shepherd their children into a vibrant faith in God.

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About the Authors

Phil Comer was the founding pastor of Westside: A Jesus Church, a large and vibrant church that welcomes millennials in Portland, Oregon. After handing the lead role over to his son, he and Diane launched Intentional: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers conferences as a way of teaching and training the hundreds of young parents in their church who were now raising families of their own.

Diane Comer is an author, speaker, and co-laborer with her husband Phil in planting Westside: A Jesus Church, a large, vibrant, and growing church in Portland, Oregon. She and Phil have also founded Intentional, a conference for parents whose great hope is to raise passionate Jesus followers. Diane mentors young women growing in their faith and seeking to become better parents.

Diane and Phil have been married over 35 years and have 4 grown children and a growing family of delightful grandchildren.

This Mom’s Review

Reading a parenting book written by both parents was very encouraging to me. Thanks to Zondervan for the complimentary copy. Our household was split on parenting ideas with the first two, which is not the best way to parent kids. While both of our children turned out just fine and are saved by God’s grace, I still see where we could’ve done better. I took my time going through this book marking just those things, as well as putting happy faces where we got it right. Even though these kids are grown, I have a 5-year-old that I want to raise God’s way on a closer scale than the first two.

Parents will finish this book with wonderful biblical wisdom to help them raise up Jesus Followers. Just think, if we had more Jesus Followers, we’d see more people (their peers, etc.) come to know Christ. There would be less hurting and more loving. This book has encouraged me to be more intentional about thinking eternally while raising this youngest kiddo.

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