A Full Quiver

This book by Rick and Jan Hess ponders the Christian church’s reluctant attitude towards allowing God full control of their family size.

Published in 1990, the statistics and vernacular reflect the passing of 30 years. However, it is intriguing to note how little has changed in our society’s and Christians’ posture towards children. The reluctance to have children remains, and it is having an impact on our country and world.

The authors support their views with Scripture, research, and practical argument. They acknowledge the daunting thought of relinquishing control of one’s fertility; they encourage singles wishing to have a family one day and married couples to prayerfully consider what God is calling them to do.

This is a thought-provoking read for those who desire to make Christ and Scripture the governing authorities in every aspect of life. This book does not discuss antepartum or postpartum depression; some of their positions could be considered myopic. However, I would still recommend it if only to broaden one’s own perspective of allowing God to be Lord of your family.

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