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Moody Publishers Parenting with Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments

God's Word has something to say on every subject, but sometimes in the heat of that "teachable moment," we forget where to find a helpful verse about anger, forgiveness, or humility! Featuring topically arranged Scriptures on 101 topics, Durbin's handy guide provides relevant passages plus discussion questions, action recommendations, and helpful teaching tips for parents and older siblings. Paperback.
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A MUST for your home library -

Date:December 31, 2012
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We wish we would have had this book when our kids were young - they're now adults.
Excellent resource for raising kids biblically - will now put this on a list of MUST haves for new parents.
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Great devotional guide for parents with kids K-6

Date:October 4, 2012
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In raising our children in Christians homes, we have the opportunity to walk alongside our children--to help them understand how the Word applies to their life. Recently, I received a copy of Parenting with Scripture by Kara Durbin for review. I wanted to look at this book because I've been looking for a resource like this for a few years. There's been a few that have come along that I've reviewed. Each has had its own strengths and things that it was missing. But, I think Parenting with Scripture has a lot what I've been looking for.
Let me explain. I am a learned teacher. My husband is a natural teacher. He simply has that gift of knowing how to explain concepts and ideas. I, on the other hand, need a tool to get me started. A tool, like this book. Parenting with Scripture is a book full of verses on various topics like beauty, apathy, discipline, hospitality, and others. For each topic, there are several Bible verses, discussion questions, activity ideas, and parenting tip(s). I liked each of the sections. They are starting points. The lists of Bible verse are more thorough than other books and lists I've read. I really like that there are qualities that are both strengths we would desire to encourage and weaknesses that we would desire to help our children thwart. There is one part of the pages that I would like to make a caveat for. It is the parenting tips section.
I tried to find out on the web what perspective Ms. Durbin is writing from, but could only find scant details. She has two children (I'm not sure how old they are) that she homeschools part-time. I'm not sure what that means. She has some experience in elementary ed. But, parenting and classroom teaching are two different things. The hard part is that I've become more and more aware that our perspective and experience shapes the advice we give. So, with this book or any other that includes parenting advice, I would consider whether the author's situation is or has been similar to my own. Then, if it is or has been different, I would take that into account and think harder about how or if the advice applies to my situation. So, I would do with this book. No parenting advice always applies for everyone--because our children are all different, think differently, and respond differently.
If you're looking for a book you could use as a devotional with children ages 6-11 years old, then this would be a great resource. It is a great tool to use as a starting point for discussions. I am thankful that as my children get older, he places great age-appropriate books in my lap to encourage and help me along the way.
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book from Moody Publishing for review.
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Review 3 for Parenting with Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments
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"Parenting with Scripture"

Date:October 2, 2012
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From the moment my husband and I became parents, we wanted to raise our daughter to love the Lord. It is our greatest desire for her to accept Christ and to live her life for Him.
In the day-to-day life of parents, though, we tend to get off track. We get caught up in everything that goes on with physically and mentally taking care of our daughter that we neglect the spiritual side. In reality, however, the spiritual should not just be a 'side' but should be the reason and the direction for everything else in our lives.
I was excited to get the book Parenting with Scripture to review. I sometimes struggle trying to think an appropriate verse or passage that relates to whatever we are doing through discipline or in other ares of our parenting. This book is a literal reference book of verses for many, many different situations in parenting and in life.
The author gives a few tips at the beginning on how to use this book, my favorite being to not just use this book to look up the verses. Of course, you can use this reference to find certain verses or passages, but she points out that it is always better for your children to see you going to the word of God to actually read the verses. This points them to using the Bible daily for direction. Even better, she encourages you to memorize many key verses that may come up often.
This is not only a great tool for finding Bible verses for various situations in parenting, but it is also great for adults! From anger to worry, this book is packed with verses to help in all areas of life, and I know I will use it for myself and for my daughter in the years to come.
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Date:June 8, 2012
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I believe parents should be teaching their children Scripture from the time they are born, and I'm always looking for resources that encourage us to do so.
This book is an A-Z topical guide. Each topic (such as anger, gentleness, salvation, faith, fairness, discipline) has 4-6 Bible verses, discussion questions, and activity suggestions to help the lesson sink in.
It also includes a guide about "teachable moments", memorization methods, a handy index so you can find the topic you need quickly and a great little section about praying scripture for your children..
I think this would be a handy tool for parents who aren't sure how to apply God's Word to their parenting.
I received this book from Moody Publishers in return for a review. These views are my own.
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Review 5 for Parenting with Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments
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A must have for Christian parents

Date:April 11, 2012
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Jeanine
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When I first saw this book, I didn't think it was going to be unique. I own "Instruction in Righteousness" by Doorposts and I assumed it was like that. While there are similarities, this book is different: more modern, more applicable, more easily navigated. I showed it to a couple of my friends and they agreed whole-heartedly. They had seen similar books, but loved the overall set up and practicality of "parenting with scripture".
Some of my favorite points:
~ Subjects are in alphabetical order. You don't have to turn to the table of contents or index to find what you're looking for.
~A definition of each subject is listed.
~The listings are concise. Very short (averaging 2 pages each) and to the point.
~They give great applications for every one; from Scripture memorization to volunteering for charity to making lists of your blessings. Very easy to put what you're trying to teach into action.
This is an awesome book that I'd recommend to anyone. I know I will beusing it with my 5 children for years to come!
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Great tool for all mothers!

Date:March 23, 2012
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I love books that help me learn to better bring my children up to know and love God and to obey and love His Word. This book is a great tool to help you guide your child through those teachable moments where you can show your child the application of God's Word. The book is laid out in a user-friendly manner so you can find the topic that your child is struggling with and then choose a verse out of the list of scriptures that applies to those certain behaviors. There are at least 15 for each behavior, ranging from the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, all the way to the Fruit of the Spirit. I think that what will best work for me and my children (3 years and 1 year) is to have them memorize a verse with me and then look for applications to that verse throughout the week or weeks that we focus specifically on that verse.
This book is going to be a wonderful tool for me over the years. I know I'm just now hitting some of those milestones but even the choice to throw a fit or to choose a cheerful heart is one that we can most certainly relate to, among others. This would be a great Mother's Day gift for a young mom. There have been so many times that I've needed just a little bit of guidance in order to frame my heart to address the big issue of a situation and this book is it. I love how Kara says that it's okay to use her book for the Scripture (and that she doesn't take it out of context and lets you know if it's part of a bigger story than just a Proverbs), but she says to make sure that your children see you reading the Bible so when you are discussing it, use your Bible or theirs. I also liked her idea of giving your child a Bible and underlining the verses in it that they have memorized. She said she did it when she was younger and it has become a priceless treasure for her. I know my oldest son would love that. Plus it gets him familiar with the Bible passages. So if you're looking for a Mother's Day gift, grab this book!
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I received this ebook free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinon.
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