Russell Moore’s ‘The Storm-Tossed Family’ Named Christianity Today’s 2019 Book of the Year

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (BP) — Russell Moore’s “The Storm-Tossed Family” has been named by Christianity Today as its 2019 Book of the Year, the second time in four years Moore has authored the publication’s top honor.

Moore’s book — its full title is “The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home” — was published in September by the B&H trade books and Bible publishing division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Moore, 47, is president of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He and his wife Maria have five sons ranging in age from 7 to 16.

His book “Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel,” also published by B&H, was CT’s 2016 Book of the Year.

CT stated that The Storm-Tossed Family “best embodies our pursuit of Beautiful Orthodoxy.”

Mark Galli, CT’s editor in chief, wrote that Moore “explains persuasively how the church is our first family while giving practical, realistic direction in how to nurture and maintain a healthy, biblical family life, one that reflects the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord. In other words, he tells the truth about what it means to be a biblical family (orthodoxy) and does so in a way that makes the family good news (beautiful).”

The Storm-Tossed Family has tallied a rating of nearly 5 stars in 21 reviews at Amazon since September.

One purchaser identified as “Cam” encouraged readers not to be discouraged by its 300-page length. “It’s so worth your time and effort.”

Cam acknowledged, “I have several books from Dr. Moore on my shelf, but to be honest, this is the first one I’ve read.” It “may be the best book I will read this year.”

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Source: Baptist Press