Over the years, I’ve done a lot of shopping (and buying)–looking for the perfect learning tools for my kids. I bet you, too, care about the gifts you give your children. You want to spend your budget wisely, finding gifts to delight your kids while still sneaking in some learning.
I want to thank Christian Focus Publications for providing a copies of Girls Just Like You and Boys Just Like Me in return for my honest opinion, and a copy of each for the giveaway.
The Bible is full of “hero stories”. A hero story in literature is a story focused on one primary person. That person teaches a moral or makes a point. The heroes in the Bible aren’t necessarily “heroes” the way we typically think of a hero. King David sinned gravely through adultery, murder, and neglecting his duty as a father to correct his children. Rahab was a prostitute. Both David and Rahab, however, repented of their sin and served the Lord.
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I want to thank Christian Focus Publications for providing a copy of Meet Jesus in Mark in return for my honest opinion, and a copy for the giveaway.
The book of Mark for kids is a lofty topic for a picture book. Most Christian picture books cover a topic (like my book Wonderfully Made), or an annotated Bible story, but a whole book of the Bible?
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Are you ready to teach your family about Martin Luther and the Reformation this year? Don’t worry if you’re just getting started–you can celebrate all year long. To help you, I have SEVEN free printable Reformation resources ready for you to download.
You’ll also find posts about the Reformation–like a list of great living books covering Reformation events and figures for kids of all ages….. [Read more…]
I want to thank Anne Marie Gosnell for providing a copy of Walk This Way: Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids in return for my honest opinion.
Children think in very concrete ways. One of my favorite ways to teach the Bible to groups of younger children has always been through skits, object lessons, and creative storytelling.
When I was teaching Ephesians 6:10-20 (The Whole Armor of God) to my kids, we would pretend to be valiant knights, dressing up in the armor of God. We did it over and over again, putting on each separate piece of armor, until they had memorized each aspect of their armor. Later, when the boys would face a difficult situation–there are a lot of difficulties when you’re five!–we’d pull out our Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. We’d talk about why it’s important to stay in Scripture and to memorize verses. Then we’d talk about what the Bible says about the difficulty that was occurring at that moment.
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