Parenting With Scripture – Review and Giveaway!

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.

13 thoughts on “Parenting With Scripture – Review and Giveaway!

  1. This is something I could do much better in so I would love to win a copy of this book to provide me some good insight!

  2. This looks like a great resource. I have a short booklet called Wise Words for Mom that seems similar, and that I use sometimes, but that is way more meaty! Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. Lately, I have been of the quasi-subconscious mindset that I am “too busy” to incorporate scripture beyond daily Bible reading into the parenting of my children. Typing this out may make me ashamed enough to get back into the swing of regular scripture memorization and quotation with my children. Perhaps this book is just the kick in the pants that I need!

  4. I would like it simply from the standpoint that it’s something that’s already written out when I can’t think “in the moment.” Thanks for offering it!

  5. My mind is not what it used to be ~ I can’t seem to think clearly or quickly. This resource would be a tremendous help for my 9 kiddos:-)

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