A Super-Simple Way to Effectively Study the Bible with Your Kids! {Guest Post by Amber Lia}

 

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The church service ended and we made the mad dash to all four classrooms to pick our four sons. My husband Guy and I divide and conquer. After our third son was born, we realized that man to man combat would need to be replaced with zone defense. Now that we have four kids, we are seriously outnumbered. Even something as routine as picking them up from Sunday School classes requires a game plan.

In the car ride home, the boys shared small fragments of what they could remember from the Bible lesson. Often, a truth really sinks in and it’s a total joy to hear about it, but over the last year I began to feel a conviction that the disjointed way I approached teaching my kids about the Bible was not cutting it. Deuteronomy 6:-7, says, “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.” This wasn’t happening as much as I wanted it to.

I needed something I could do with my kids that was engaging and fun—and that didn’t feel overwhelming to me as a mom! I just couldn’t find that resource for doing a Bible study my kids would love. Over the course of several months, God prompted my heart to craft it for them, so I spent a good while studying and writing a Study Buddy Bible Study Guide. I began with the book of Proverbs and then moved on to writing a study for Psalms.

Then, I tested it out on my kids ages 5-10. I couldn’t believe it. The time was the most special family time we had ever had. Truly. The boys begged me for more and I was certainly not going to disappoint them. God was working in their hearts, and mine!

And now, the first topic in the series is available for parents like you too—just in time for summer!

The Study Buddy Bible Study series is for every parent who wants their child to develop the life-long habit of studying Scripture. Full of simple yet practical applications, this study on the book of Proverbs focuses on 20 key verses about wisdom that teach kids how to use good judgment on a daily basis. Designed to take just 10 minutes a day, this collaborative study is a wonderful way to reach your child’s heart without being overwhelming. Each day includes:

– A verse from God’s Word to study
– Space to write and commit Scripture to heart
– A big idea to remember
– Several interactive questions for reflection
– Parent/child questions to spark lively conversation.

This study guide doesn’t follow a “teacher-student” format — instead, you’ll learn side by side, as Study Buddies!

This Proverbs study covers ideas like protecting your heart, doing good to others, taking care of animals, avoiding gossip, not starting a fight, and obeying parents. It’s ideal for ages 7-12, but can be adjusted for younger kids too.

You can grab your own copy here on Amazon!

I’m so grateful for Sunday School, but there is nothing better than being the one to teach my kids and grow alongside them. I hope that becoming your child’s Study Buddy blesses you deeply as it has done for me.

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More about Amber: A former high school English teacher and best-selling author, Amber is a work-at-home mom of four little boys. She and her husband, Guy, own Storehouse Media Group, a faith and family-friendly television and film production company in Los Angeles, CA. When she’s not building sand castles with her boys on the beach in Santa Monica or searching for Nerf darts all over her house, you can find Amber writing here to spur others on with biblical truth and practical insights!

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Comments

  1. 4 little ones and 3 old enough to participate in the study buddy bible series. 🙂

  2. So excited about this series! I am a homeschooling mom to two boys (ages 8 & 4) and I am eager to integrate these books into our upcoming school year!

  3. Yay! This sounds awesome!

  4. Jennifer Janey says:

    2 study buddies and 2 parents who could use more consistent study! <3

  5. Priscilla de Moreno says:

    I have 2 study buddies!

  6. Jennifer Scott says:

    This sounds like a great resource!!! Thanks for putting it out there!

  7. Jennifer Scott says:

    Oh-and I have 3 study buddies! 🙂

  8. I have 5 littles… from 1 to 12. These bible studies look fabulous!

  9. I have 3 little study buddies! Although one of them is only 11months old. 🙂

  10. I have 4 littles ages 3,4,6, and 9.

  11. I have 2. One is too young yet, at 6 months, but they grow fast! And the other is 7!!

  12. Helen Young says:

    Two grade school kiddos for me. Love Amber and her work.

  13. Amanda N says:

    I have two little study buddies! These books sound great!

  14. We have 7 little study buddies! 5 of them are really getting into it!

  15. Rebecca says:

    This sounds really great!

  16. I have 4 study buddies-all boys and we love our Proverbs Study Buddy that we’re doing now. The format is the best devotional we’ve tried yet with our kids!

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I have three kids – 8, 5, and 2. This series sounds like such a great resource that we could include in our homeschool!

  18. Lesia Siter says:

    We have three sons 8, 4, and 1.5 . I think this would be a good study to encourage reading the Word regularly with our boys before school starts again.

  19. Shamekka says:

    I have one little study buddy. He’s 3 years old☺️

  20. I am so pumped about this! I need creativity!!!!!!

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