Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Helping Kids Love the Bible (A REVIEW)

 

Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew

Need some help and encouragement teaching your kids about scripture? This book is for you! Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible from Bethany House Publishers by Danika Cooley has many inspiring thoughts and ideas to help you get back to teaching your kids (even teens) the Bible.

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As I was reading this book I found myself shaking my head in agreement many times. I even had to get the highlighter out! I felt like so many of the stories and ideas she was sharing I either had a similar experience, or I was thinking the same things. Right in the beginning she talks about her younger children and how easy it was to get Bible reading time done because they were so willing and curious. They would just soak it up. Then, came the teenagers, and suddenly it was not always rainbows and sunshine when it came to Bible reading/study. You know how teens/pre-teens are. They are less enthused and need more convincing that scriptures and Bible study and scripture reading is good for them. In most cases. In my case that is definitely true. I found that I related very well to her story about her son's reading speeds. Both of my older boys have done pretty much this exact routine! Try to read really fast, and then when you tell them to slow it down a bit, they try to be funny and slow it way down.

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A section I just had to highlight because it's exactly what happens in our house during scripture reading time!


So, what is this book all about? It is full of tools and advice on how to study the Bible as a family, with kids and teens in mind. There are 11 chapters separated into 3 parts. It's not a super long/thick book, and I like that. It feels manageable. Just like teaching children the Bible should feel manageable. Sometimes it doesn't, and that's where this book comes in. It gives you the courage to keep opening the Bible with your kids everyday.  

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The Contents of the book

What are some suggested uses for this book? This is definitely a guide for parents to read together or on their own. There aren't specific directions or instructions on how to do Bible time, it's lots of great advice on how to help kids learn to LOVE the bible themselves. I love that focus of this book because they really need to love it themselves if they are going to continue to read and follow it as they grow up into the teens and adulthood.

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Not too thick, manageable. An easy read.

This is a lovely book that I enjoyed reading very much. I felt encouraged and hopeful. If you'd like to see what others have to say about this book you can click on the banner below.

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