'J C Ryle appeals to parents to take active steps in training their children. In contrast to prevailing attitudes (even among believers) which unwisely allow children to make their own choices, seventeen simple, biblical principles are described outlining 'the way he should go.' The long-term nature of the task and the associated promise is also drawn out. Though over 100 years old, the focus here is on spiritual objectives and priorities, and this ensures the book's continuing relevance today. Short enough to read in an hour or two, but full of practical challenge and encouragement for family life.'