Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"I Can Learn the Bible" Book Review

I received a new kids' book for review the other day and I was super excited!  I'm always looking for great Bible studies to do with the kids.  And with my oldest getting to school age, I really want books that she can learn from - learn not just a Bible story, but morals and values as well as verses to memorize.  "I Can Learn the Bible" by Holly Hawkins Shivers is a great start!

The book contains 52 weeks (an entire year's) worth of Bible studies.  It's broken into weeks because the book covers "52 Scriptures every kid should know."  I really like this format.  Each week contains:
1.) the Bible verse - Each of the 52 verses is written out on a page with a lovely illustration.
2.) a short explanation - Each week has a simple explanation to go with the verse.  For example, with John 3:16, there is a short explanation of what "the gospel" is.
3.) a study section - Each week has a section with questions such as: "Why did God do this?" or informative sections like: "When Jesus cried..." These short sections give a little more insight into the lesson for the week.
4.) a prayer - Each week ends with a little prayer that corresponds with that week's lesson. For example, the section on choosing friends wisely has a prayer that begins "Dear Lord, thank You for reminding me that I need to choose my friends wisely."
and 5.) the books motto - Each lesson ends with the motto, " God's Word is for me and to me, it is in me and working through me, and just like His love, it goes on and on forever!"

Miss Shivers recommends that you use the entire week to teach the verse, reading the devotional at the beginning and end of the week and using the entire week to memorize and discuss.  I like this format a lot! It gives you a wonderful opportunity to really delve into a piece of Scripture with your kids! I'm really excited about using this study with my little ones!!!

I received a copy of this book, free of charge, from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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