Book Review: Parenting With Scripture

 ‘Parenting With Scripture’ is both simple and unique. ‘Simple’ in that it is not a lengthy book in which one must trudge through to gather new techniques in parenting. Topics are listed alphabetically, are straight-forward and to-the-point. There is not a lot to sift through or weed out, no personal commentary or diversions. The crisp, clean layout consists of the same format for each topic.

One would expect a topical Scriptural guide for parents to be large and bulky, this book is quite the opposite. Softcover and with an easy layout, it is designed in such a way that is user-friendly, making it perfect for daily use at home or even for carrying along while traveling.

An example of one topic: Habits. A definition of habits is given, 7 relevant Scriptures are listed (along with 3 more for the reader to look up if desired), a discussion section that is perfect for devotions or correction and then the section ‘Take Action’. Some topics close with the section ‘Parenting Tips’.

The author states that this book can be used as a reference for “teachable moments”, as a communication facilitator, a topical devotional guide for your child or family, as a Scripture reference for memory work, or as a prayer guide. As a homeschooling mom, I like the idea of using this book as a family devotion and assigning the Bible verses as copywork. I intend to use this to enhance our Bible time each morning and I look forward to seeing the fruits of our studies!

This book was given to me as a free copy from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest, not necessarily positive, review.

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About Brenda Weatherly

Christian wife and mother to 7 children. Board of Directors at Center of Light, Team Leader of Woodlawn Refugee Ministry.
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