I'm giving away two books to one blessed reader today! Here's more about the two books I'm giving away so you'll know what you will be winning:
Children these days are drawn in to gaming, television, iPods and iPads, and YouTube.
Will they show an interest in reading the Bible with their family?
I believe the answer to that question is: YES!
We began reading little Bible books with our children when they were just tiny - probably around 8-9 months old. One of them LOVED to be read to, even though we knew she didn't fully understand what was being read. She loved the snuggle time and couch time with both her mommy and her daddy each evening before bed.
The other daughter was an active, energetic little one, and it was more difficult to encourage her to sit still for a few minutes of prayer and Bible time with Mom and Dad and sister.
Even though it was tougher for our energetic bundle of joy, our expectations as parents were the same for both girls. We just knew that it would take longer for one of the girls to learn to settle down and begin to enjoy reading Bible events with us. And that was okay. We were willing to teach her how to sit and focus for a few minutes at a time when she was very young. It's an important skill anyway, right? ☺
I've been taking a look at The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook for children ages 4-8. While my daughters are past this age, I love to share with you some of the new Bible resources for handing our faith in Jesus down to our children! I would love to use this with future grandchildren some day.
Here are some details about The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook:
The purpose of The Big Picture of What God Has Always Wanted is a kid-friendly, Reader's Digest version of the Bible for children. Eighteen kid-friendly pages summarize the Bible and God's purpose for His will in our lives - that we would all become Christ-followers and share Christ's message of love and salvation with others in our lives.
Video introductions to these books:
Time for our giveaway of these two books!
The giveaway for these two books, The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook and The Big Picture of What God Has Always Wanted ends on Tuesday, February 24th, 2014 at midnight Pacific time...
...and please read the requirements for entering. If you're randomly selected as the winner, and you said you completed a step, but didn't, I'll need to select a new winner instead. U.S. entries only, please. Thanks!
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Sarah, that was my experience, too. We faithfully attended church each week, and there were some devotional times we had together, but they were infrequent. There are so many amazing Bible materials to use with children these days, it's amazing! My parents would have enjoyed using many of these that I've featured here on Joy In Our Journey.
We did not grow up with faith, so there was no bible time. I did not become a true, God accepting Christian until I was an adult, my children are my motivation for wanting to be who God wants me to be. I have been looking for ways to train them up with the bible, it's tough for me because I feel like I know so little! I am going to order the Child Training bible to help teach them, but these books look like a great resource too! I would love to win them, with 4 bio and 2 foster kiddos and me a SAHM money is tight! Thank you for your blog, it is a blessing! :-)
My parents were not Christians, so no bible time. My son & I were saved & baptized about 2 years ago. :)
We grew up Catholic, but there was not a lot of Bible time. In fact, we went to church only for a short while when I was a child/young person.
I certainly do. I consider myself lucky to have found such a wonderful husband who is my partner in doing so. Our little one loves talking to God and sharing the Bible.
Jason and I make sure we get a short bible story in with our babies each night but have yet found the perfect toddler/preschool friendly bible!
Emily, your oldest might not yet be old enough, but our favorite children's Bible for us to read together at home was The Child's Story Bible by Catherine F. Vos. This hardbound book is an amazing treasure! We read through it at least twice as a family, and then our girls each read through it separately on their own for their own private Bible devotions as they got a bit older. It was amazing because it didn't insult adults in the style that it was written, so Elmer and I loved it, too! :) I highly recommend it, although your youngest is definitely too young for it yet.
No we went to church but nothing ever read but the Bible
No and we went to church occasionally. That's why it's important to me to have them with the kids.
we attended church as children, but my parents were not followers of Christ until I was about 12. I remember though one of my favorite things to do was to read my bible story book and pretending I was teaching Sunday school. We didn't have a family devotional when I was younger. Our boys love the Action Bible and we use it regularly to read and talk to the boys.
My Special Needs Sunday School class could use these. We love seeing the stories in different media. We are small but awesome!
Sometimes. Can't remember any specific books other than a really large children's Bible.
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