Deuteronomy 6:6-7 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Because of these verses, we want our kids to know and love God’s word and talk about it naturally throughout their days. I feel that teaching God’s word to my kids is such a huge, yet important assignment. Here are some of the books that we use that help make it interesting and FUN!
This classic is the book that was read to me by my mom and grandmother when I was a child. With simplicity, Taylor thoroughly presents very important stories from the entire Bible starting in Genesis and working through to Revelation. At the end of each lesson is a question section to help spur discussion with the kids.
My kids absolutely love this book! On each page, Kennedy writes about a different animal and then presents a character trait and lesson that ties in with the animal. For example, yesterday we read about how hippos snap at each other in anger, which tied into learning Proverbs 29:11 (A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise quietly hold it back.)
Another classic, this book focuses on character traits and gives one verse per day to train kids in godly character. The author also simply presents everyday observations which tie into the verse and discussion time. For example, today’s observation was that if a bike gets scratched it cannot heal itself. But if a boy’s arm gets scratched, it can heal on its own. Why? The kids and I discussed that God made the arm but a person made the bike, and things that God makes are far superior. The kids were very intrigued; bikes and scratches are a natural part of their lives.
This is a beautiful book that describes God’s purpose and love for people throughout history. It gently weaves his rescue plan for humanity (sending his son Jesus) into each story that is presented. For example, in the story of Adam and Eve sinning in the garden, the author tells that God already had a plan in place to remedy the gigantic problem of sin in the world.
What are some of your favorite Bible books to use with your kids? We are always looking for new, great books!