If you have daughters and would like to significantly impact their lives, I highly recommend this inexpensive study to do together with them.
Our family has been having family Bible devotional/worship times together ever since our girls were babies. We spend some time most evenings in prayer and in reading the Holy Bible.
In the evenings, my husband, Elmer, is in charge of our family Bible times together.
In the mornings, after Elmer leaves for work and the girls and I have completed our morning chores and are ready for our school day to begin, we spend time together most mornings doing some kind of Bible training and lessons, often focusing on godly girlhood and womanhood.
We've gone through a lot of Bible reading and biblical devotional books together, over the years. Some have been wonderful! Some have not been so wonderful and were finished reluctantly, or abandoned.
I think my most favorite study I've ever done with the girls, which we are working through right now, is based on the book written by Elizabeth Prentiss: Stepping Heavenward.
Yes, my girls are definitely old enough to work through this Bible study on their own. But the benefits of the three of us reading Stepping Heavenward together and answering questions together in the study guide has been invaluable!
What's so unique about this book and Bible study?
Why is Stepping Heavenward one of the BEST Bible studies
On Librivox, you may download an excellent rendition of Stepping Heavenward in audio format, read by a woman who has a solid and interesting reading voice.
Librivox.com also has links to the Gutenberg e-text, the M4B format available, and a zip file of the entire book.
Have you read through Stepping Heavenward yet? If so, how has it impacted your life and your thoughts?
Have there been other significant Bible studies you've worked through by yourself, with other groups of women, or with your daughters?
Thanks for posting this. It was a suggested for the moms in our homeschool group. I appreciate the Kindle link -- downloaded it yesterday so I can consider using the study guide.
Diane, I'm so glad this has been helpful for you! Thank you for letting me know. EnJOY!
thanks so much for your labor in preparing the detailed key to the study guide. You're correct in that the guide doesn't exactly follow the book and this was an obstacle to our selecting this book for our study group. Love this book!
I'm so glad that this has been encouraging to you! Of course, if a person was to buy the study guide and the book from the same company, they would go together. But now you have a less expensive option should you choose to download a free or almost free copy of the Kindle or online version of the book. EnJOY!
It's exciting to hear that some of you have used this study guide or have read Stepping Heavenward! We are really appreciating this study right now.
Briana, I think you will enjoy this study with your daughters! Reading the book in itself is a good thing, and the additional Bible study along with it just really brings out the concepts more and more.
Michele, I think you and your daughters will enjoy this sweet study!
I'm just wondering what age you would recommend for this study? If you stated this in the post I am sorry that I missed it. I have daughters that are 12, 10, and 7. Is this too mature for my 7 y/o or would she be able to pick up plenty at her own level? It sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.
My daughters were 11 and 13 when we started this study together. I think it's really going to depend on the child and her maturity and interest level. You could have her read through the sample chapter, above, and see if it interests her and if she understands it when you read it aloud to her. The language style is slightly antiquated - but not difficult to read.
The study book itself isn't hard to use, but it isn't flashy, colorful, or creatively written for younger children. So keep that in mind. Here's a link to a sample of the study guide pages:
Hope that helps!
Yes, thank-you. I will check out the samples.
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