Download Thy Rod And Thy Staff They Comfort Me: Christians and the Spanking Controversy

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Great news!  Samuel Martin has graciously allowed me to host his book, Thy Rod and Thy Staff They Comfort Me: Christians and the Spanking Controversy.  This is a FREE ebook which you can download at any time and share with your friends. All applicable copyright laws apply.  For more info about the book, please see these 22 Testimonies about the book.

After reading this book, please send your thoughts to Samuel Martin at  He really wants to hear both your critiques and your testimonies.

To open the book, please click on the image of the book on the right.        ————>

You will need Adobe® Reader® in order to view the book.  You can download the newest version here.  Mobil Users can download the mobile version here.

You can read the book on this site or save it by clicking the Save icon which looks like a floppy disk.  You can also save it to your computer without opening it by right clicking on the  image  and selecting Save As.

If you need more help, please write to me me at HermanaLinda at

If you want to convert this PDF for your Kindle, I found some options.

Disclaimer, I don’t have a Kindle and cannot vouch for any of these.

Discussion on Amazon about converting through email.

Use a free online converter.

How to Optimize PDF’s for Kindle.

About Hermana Linda
Hermana means sister in Spanish and Linda is my name. I was born in late 1960 to a mother who had traveled around the world and had been impressed at the baby wearing she saw in Africa and Japan. While in Japan she purchased the baby carrier in which she is wearing me in my avatar. By the grace of God, I trusted Jesus as my personal savior in 1983. He gave me a husband in 1987 and 2 sons in the early 1990's. All glory to God.


  1. Lauren says:

    This can be formatted into a Kindle version – it doesn’t have to be distributed through Amazon’s store either. Please look into getting someone to format this into a good version for Kindle! Thanks so much!!

    • So, Kindle can’t read a PDF file? Thanks for letting me know that. I’ll look into that.
      Update: From what I can see, each person needs to convert it themselves for their version of Kindle. I included some info in the post. Thanks again.

      • Mark says:

        Kindle can definitely read a .pdf file. Sometimes a .pdf file won’t look as good as you want in a Kindle in which case you can use a free ebook reader and converter program like the one found at .

  2. Gina Acevedo says:

    Typo on page 11. Should be ‘When parents sin…’ Not parents’. That apostrophe shows parents ownership. In the context you are using, it appears you just mean parents plural.

  3. Andrew says:

    Kindle can read PDF files, it will even convert PDF files for you if you email the PDF to your kindle email address.


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