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ERLC President Russell Moore Released Book, “The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home”

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2018—Why do our families have so much power over us? asks Russell Moore in his latest book, “The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home” on sale Sept. 15 from B&H Publishing Group. 

Moore, bestselling author and president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, explores in “The Storm-Tossed Family” how family makes us who we are and how understanding this can liberate us to live without fear. 

“Understanding the family starts first not at the dinner table or in a honeymoon suite, but at the cross,” said Moore. “We can be free to be family when we see how God designed families but also how these families point beyond our individual stories to the ultimate story of our lives—the gospel.”

“The Storm-Tossed Family” blends biblical teaching with everyday stories, giving readers invaluable biblical perspective on such issues as:

  • Marriage, sexuality and fidelity
  • Divorce, abuse and broken relationships
  • Parenting, discipline and bonding
  • Trauma, generational sin and healing
  • The church itself as the family of God
  • How family is not, and cannot, be ultimate for the Christian

Moore describes how “The Storm-Tossed Family” is not just for those in the middle of “family life,” or raising young children, but for all of those in the church. 

“The admonitions on marriage and parenting in the New Testament, for example, are not given simply to husbands or wives or children but in the hearing of the whole congregation,” Moore said. “That’s because we are called to bear one another’s burdens, to help one another and to hold one another accountable. Your marriage matters to me. My sexual purity matters to you. Our parenting joys and failures affect the whole church, and thus the rest of the world.”

Moore’s previously published books also delve into questions of family life and human sexuality. As the father of five, his eldest two were adopted from Russia, and he made a compelling case for adoption in 2009’s “Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families.

Moore also authored "Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel," which was both a ECPA Bestseller and 2016 Christianity Today's Book of the Year.

The Wall Street Journal has called Moore “vigorous, cheerful and fiercely articulate.” He was named in 2017 to Politico Magazine’s list of top fifty influence-makers in Washington and has been profiled by such publications as the Washington Post, the New Yorker and the Weekly Standard.

Imprint: B&H Books
On sale: September 15, 2018
Price: $22.99
Pages: 306
ISBN: 978-1-4627-9480-5

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