If you are thinking about a bible study book for your young daughter, you will want to read this!
This book is seriously hot off the presses! You can order it now AND get a free pdf, too, if you order before the end of the month.
I should probably tell you a bit about it first, though, huh?
Well, I have never done a bible study with my kids. Honestly, I have wanted to incorporate a bible study book into their school day, but just have never found the right one. That may seem strange to some… I mean don’t ALL homeschoolers do a bible study? Nope… they don’t. And, the reasons vary, I’m sure. I just had never found one that jumped out at me as the right one.
We still teach about God, of course. He is intertwined into everything we do!
This book has truly been a wonderful study to do with my daughter.
It is 128 pages with 10 Studies, with the 10th study being a review. Each study varies in the number of daily lessons there are, but it will be as few as around 6 or as many as 14. The lessons take anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes to complete (very few take 30 minutes). The book has 86 days worth of study material, with an additional 45 study ideas dispersed throughout the book, that are at the end of each chapter.
Also, if you have a son, he can do this book with you, because the author has place an asterisk (*) in front of certain questions that are asked. If a question has an asterisk, it means you can turn to the back of the book to find an alternate question that is geared towards boys. (Although, it is important to note, that Doorposts has a boys bible study as well, called, Because You Are Strong, so you might grab that if you have a boy.)
It’s not a bad idea for boys to sit in on this bible study so that they can hear about how God would like women to be viewed. That being said, I really enjoyed having one on one time with Samantha to dig into the bible together!
We chose to do the study every night before bed. She and I would go to her room, sit on her bed, and do the studies together.
Sometimes, Olivia or Benjamin would join us, just so they could lay with us for a bit. Olivia usually fell asleep…
I know the Bible, but definitely not as well as I could, so this study has been great for me too.
It’s much more in depth than I was ready for, but I like it! The books asks you to delve into the history… asking what was going on in a particular area while the part of the bible you are studying was written. For example, in the first study, you will read and study 1 Peter 2:11-3:9 and it asks you about where it was written and what was going on in that area at that time. ( I will say, that part was interesting, but also frustrating to find the information. Maybe I just don’t have the proper books?)
Okay… I have never written in a bible. I know people do this, but it has always felt strange to me. Like I would be doing something wrong! Using Beauty in the Heart, you are asked to highlight or underline certain words/passages. We did it, because that’s what we were told to do… and I like it! I realize now, it is just a way to be able to study the bible in a deeper way.
This study will help your little girl to know the difference between Godly beauty, which shines from inside her heart and outward, from worldly beauty, which is obtained from make-up, jewelry, pretty clothes, etc. Let me be clear though, the book is not trying to tell you or your child that all those things are bad. It is just trying to help our little girls distinguish between them and to help them find their beauty inside.
We have always talked to our kids (boys and girls) about their beauty that shines from the inside. We teach them that their actions will greatly determine their beauty. This book is helping to reinforce that with God’s word on the subject.
We are not finished with the book yet and we will definitely be working on it nightly to finish it. We don’t just do it a few days a week. We do it nightly. Now, we do miss a day here and there, depending on when we get home, but I am enjoying our nightly bible study together and I think my daughter is too.
I do highly recommend you get this book to help you and your daughter on your journey to help her know her inner beauty.
Information at a glance:
What is it? a bible study called Beauty in the Heart
For Whom? for girls age 12 and up (although, I used it with my 11 year old… you know your daughter and know if she’s ready)
How much is it? $14 (if you order before Aug. 31st, 2013, you get a free pdf of the book, too!)