When a publisher contacted me about reviewing Parenting with Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments, I gave a resounding yes. It sounded like a very helpful resource, and it is. It also sounded very familiar as I read it, and it was. I saw a picture of an older edition on Amazon and realized that I had read the book five years ago. Right! Well, it’s still good!
Parenting with Scripture is a helpful topical guide full of scripture references for specific issues, ranging from character traits like kindness to issues like sadness.
As a parent, I want to help my children learn to navigate life not just because I said so (although sometimes obedience is the point to emphasize) but because God says so. Having a reference like this book that topically organizes relevant scriptures is really handy.
The book is more than a topical verse list, however. For every topic, you’ll find a definition, relevant verses and passages of scripture, a discussion guide, and suggestions for application. If you wanted to, you could use the book as a springboard for discussions, as a Biblestudy guide for your kids, a scripture memory reference, or an idea of how to pray scripture for your child.
I enjoyed the book five years ago, when I had a two year old and a baby, but now that I have kids aged 7, 5 1/2, and 4, I appreciate its value even more. Having a book like this around is handy in so many ways, and could really help your children to see how the Bible applies to their real world problems and struggles.
The publisher graciously offered to send a copy of Parenting with Scripture to one A Spirited Mind reader. The giveaway will be open from now until 8:00 pm EST March 26, 2013. If you’d like to enter, please leave a comment and let us know how you use scripture in parenting, or how you think this book could help you.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. The publisher sent me a free review copy, but the opinions in this review are my own.