Book Review: Full-Time Parenting

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a free copy for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.


“Full-time parents look for every opportunity to teach and train their children in the ways of the Lord… They don’t want to let a single opportunity slip by without being able to impart important eternal truths to their child.”
~Israel Wayne, Full-Time Parenting


How much of our day is spent parenting our children? Perhaps not enough. If we want to have lasting relationships with our children, and provide them with a solid, Biblical foundation for adult life, it’s time to embrace full-time parenting.

In Full-Time ParentingIsrael Wayne clearly and simply lays a Biblical foundation for parenthood. He gently encourages each of us to take our roles seriously, asking what God wants for His children. Full-Time Parenting addresses such topics as the father’s role in parenting, child training, the “Perfect Family” Syndrome, techno parenting, and more.

We found Full-Time Parenting, to be honest, spectacular! Israel Wayne does an incredible job of laying Biblical groundwork for every chapter covered. He constantly seeks to edify the reader; always encouraging parents to seek God’s will. Full-Time Parenting is engaging, thought-provoking, and to the point. Every chapter a blessing from beginning to end.

There were a few sections which especially caught our attention. “Hospitality: It’s Not Just for Women Anymore” was an interesting chapter and sparked quite a bit of conversation. “A Christian Education Manifesto” was amazing. Scripture, Scripture, and more Scripture encouraging parents to carefully consider their children’s education. “Why Some Children Leave The Faith” was an apt warning in today’s society.

Don’t be fooled. While Mr. Wayne does an excellent job of presenting God’s view of full-time parenting, there is nothing easy about what God is calling us to. In fact, being a full-time parent is going to be the toughest job you will ever have. But, God is good. He doesn’t expect perfection. He only expects us to give it our all.

Join us in the incredible adventure of full-time parenting. Prayerfully ask the Lord to show you what He wants of your family, spend dedicated time in the Word seeking His face, read Full-Time Parenting, and allow the Lord to do a mighty work in your home.

“Whether you are a single parent or a faithful Bible-teaching, patriarchal leader of your home, it isn’t ultimately about you. It’s all about God and His marvelous grace. Throw yourself on the merits of Christ and watch in amazement what He can do in and through you and your family.”
~ Israel Wayne, Full-Time Parenting

📢 Chime In!: What do you find most pulls your focus away from being a full-time parent?

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6 thoughts on “Book Review: Full-Time Parenting

  1. I’ve been reading a bit about hospitality lately, so when you mentioned it in your review here, it piqued my interest. Also, the topic of techno parenting– I haven’t heard that before. I presume it is about technology usurping the role of parenting? My guess… Thanks for sharing your findings on this book. I’ll be sure to share it with others.

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  2. Is this a book I could read alone, or is it meant for both parents to read? I guess I’m asking would it make me feel frustrated to read it knowing my husband ought to be more concerned about Biblical parenting? He’s not a reader, and he’s not much interested in the many books that I read. I often find books about Christian families frustrating because I can’t do my end of some things without my husband acting first.

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    • Full-Time Parenting could easily be read alone. But, frankly, is best if read by both parents.

      While, as a wife, I feel your frustration of perhaps having a husband who does not share your enthusiasm for parenting, I truly believe the Lord will bless your efforts, and would still suggest the reading of this book. In fact, Mr. Wayne covers just this topic in his book!

      On behalf of our husbands, we should continually lift them before the Lord, asking for Him to convict them in this area. We continue to pray, edify, and praise their efforts. We need only give 100% of ourselves, allowing the Lord to do a work in our husbands. While we might not be able to fulfill every aspect of parenting on our own, there is much we can do with the help of Christ.

      As a humble suggestion, would your husband be willing to read with you if you expressed your earnest desire to do so? Perhaps your husband would appreciate you reading the book aloud to him, discussing sections as you go. Subtle hints of desire are not always acknowledged. However, most husbands are willing, and wanting, to please their wives.

      We’ll definitely be praying over this issue ourselves, asking the Lord to soften your husband’s heart. May He bless your efforts to be a full-time parent, and encourage your husband to be the leader of his home.


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