We have been listening to Voddie Baucham just in the past year or so. We are very impressed with this godly man. He is very articulate and well educated, but very humble and easy to listen to. He loves his family and is applying biblical principles in raising his children. In a recent post I told about his message on the Centrality of the Home in Evangelism and Discipleship. It is a message that you are not going to hear in the mainstream. It is a message you need to hear if you are raising a family or are a grandparent, aunt, uncle or have an influence on children at all.
Here is what he says about this book on his blog...
New Book To Launch Next Week
I am excited to announce the launch of my new book, What He Must Be... If He Wants to Marry My Daughter. The book is scheduled to hit the shelves in bookstores by the end of the month, but some online providers will have the book as early as Saturday, February 7th. The first days and weeks are crucial (vendors deciding whether to carry the book, how and where to feature it in their store, etc.), so if you are planning on buying a copy do it sooner rather than later.
This book was a labor of love. As a father with an eighteen year-old daughter, I’ve been thinking about issues of courtship and marriage for a while now. However, I knew that the ‘rules’ I grew up with weren’t going to cut it. This book is the result of my personal journey through God’s word trying to figure out what it means to be a responsible father when it comes to the courtship and marriage of my daughter.
People who liked "Family Driven Faith, and The Ever Loving Truth" should enjoy this book as well. We are in the midst of a rapid, sustained cultural decline. I believe it will take generations to stem the tide. And if that’s the case, then the marriages of our children are crucial. Should we just send them off and “hope they come back with a good one?” Should we arrange their marriages? Or is their some middle way? In What He Must Be... I try to examine the Scriptures honestly and carefully to answer these and other questions. I also try to have a little fun along the way.
Here’s the blurb from a promotional card my publisher (Crossway) produced:
Does it matter what kind of man our daughters marry? If so, how are we preparing them to choose the right kind of man? For those of us with sons, what are we doing to shape them into the kinds of men godly young women should be seeking?
In What He Must Be . . . If He Wants to Marry My Daughter, Voddie Baucham helps young women realize their dependence upon God and gain a better understanding of what they should be looking for. This persuasive, down-to-earth apologetic of biblical manhood gives practical, biblical advice for the whole family:
•Explores the dating / courtship question
•Helps parents understand their role in courtship
•Guides the discussion between parents and their children
•Provides a roadmap for raising sons who will make good husbands
We must not settle for less than what he must be!
I would highly encourage those of you with daughters to buy this book.