Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teaching them the way that they should go

I know that many of you who read this take very seriously your role in training your children in the Word and the Truth and sharing His love.  We certainly do here and I'm always on the lookout for great resources to help us teach our kids about the great God who loves them.  I thought it might be nice to share a few of my more recent finds here and maybe you'll find something new.

We ordered this book several months ago and we absolutely love it.  It's not a typical children's Bible story book in that it doesn't focus on the characters in the story as much as it focuses on how God was at work in and through these stories.  Each one highlights a character attribute of God and how He was working in that specific way.  I think our kids are a little young to fully engage with the questions and activities included with each story, but they'll grow in to it.

We also ordered this book a few months ago, but just started it at the beginning of the new year. There are over 70 weeks of 5-day devotionals that cover many of the major characters and stories of the Old Testament.  They are short devotionals, but substantial.  Haven is at the younger end of the spectrum for this book, but it is still something that we can engage in with her and we all love using it for family devotions.  I'm certainly no expert in family devotionals, but this one just seems like a fresh presentation and doesn't dumb down some huge truths that we want to impart to our kids.  I can't recommend this highly enough!

Have you heard of Seeds Family Worship?  It's straight up scripture, set to music that everyone will like listening to.  When you buy a CD, you get two; one to keep and one to share with someone else.  I love that! We have Seeds of Praise, but I'm planning on ordering another one very soon.  We listen to it in the car all the time and I think I might be impacted by them more then the kids.  I love having the Word being the soundtrack to our days and catching myself singing them all the time.  Great stuff!

Do you have any resources for teaching our kids about the Lord that I need to know about?


Amber said...

great book recommendations, will have to check those out! and i had ordered some seeds music a little while ago and it was one of the things i keep meaning to tell you about. great minds think alike...once again!

Marisa said...

Thanks for the ideas. You are always a wealth of information. Kinda like a walking library :)

jenny said...

My kids got seeds worship for Christmas from Ben's parents and we LOVE it! These books look great.....we also love Training Hearts, Teaching Minds (as I passed on to you :)) and Leading Little Ones to God....oh, and the Jesus Storybook Bible is a big fave too!