The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture
As a Christian parent, you want your children to know and understand God’s Word. You want your family devotional time to be relevant and vibrant–an opportunity to explore and understand what God desires for your lives. The Family Bible Devotional cultivates conversations through 52 Bible readings, paired with engaging discussion questions and background information. Open this book, read the Scripture passages, and ask the questions to get your family exploring together what the Bible says.
Published by Our Daily Bread, August 2018.
Volume 2 will be released in February 2022!
“When it comes to reading the Bible with my kids, I am among the well-meaning and terrified. I find that I don’t know where to start or how to navigate past my own faith baggage to engage my kids in healthy, wonderfilled conversations about God’s story. This Bible devotional offers a way in. It honors questions, engages creativity, and is flexible enough to work for your particular family, no matter where you’re at. What a gift!”Addie Zierman, author of When We Were on Fire and Night Driving
The Family Bible Devotional is a great resource for parents who want to engage their children in fresh and meaningful discussions about the Bible. Fun activities, interesting facts, and thought-provoking questions will turn family devotions from boring to exciting. I wish I had this book when my kids were growing up!Crystal Bowman, best-selling, award-winning author of over 100 books for children including Our Daily Bread for Kids
Trying to engage the whole family in Bible study in a way that feels authentic and beneficial often leaves me feeling lost. But Sarah Wells is a trustworthy guide. The Family Bible Devotional makes Scripture accessible and memorable. My kids kept bringing up the stories they’d heard in this devotional for days after we read them—and I learned new things, too.Amy Peterson, author of Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World and Where Goodness Still Grows: Reclaiming Virtue in an Age of Hypocrisy
In this excellent devotional, Sarah Wells has packed a lifetime of inspiration and joyful applications that will guide families into a deeper appreciation of Scripture.Dandi Daley Mackall, award-winning author of over 500 books for adults and children, including My Bible Animals Storybook
The Family Bible Devotional has added a fresh new dimension to mornings with my 13-year-old daughter. Background information, Scripture unhampered by verse notations (it reads like a story!), and thought-provoking questions and prayer prompts not only serve to structure our discussions during busy breakfast time, but challenge us to consider Scripture from new perspectives. My daughter has been inspired to ask tough questions and deepen her understanding of the Bible, all before the school bus comes around the corner!Tania Runyan, poet and author of How to Write a Poem, How to Read a Poem, and How to Write a College Application Essay
When writing for children, especially when topics are confusing or tough to wade through, I think it’s important for kids to have a narrator they can trust, and Wells doesn’t disappoint. Her writing is friendly and thought-provoking, and the activities she’s designed to go along with the devotions are creative and fun. Here’s a family devotional that allows parents to walk alongside their children as they explore God’s story, and find their place in it.Callie Feyen, author of Romeo & Juliet: The Teacher Diaries
This book is truly a gift: fun, creative, and sound. My family loved it!Craig Hovey, author of Unexpected Jesus: The Gospel as Surprise and To Share in the Body: A Theology of Martyrdom for Today’s Church
A love of Scripture is something that is taught. Sarah Wells has created a tool that can help parents do just that for our children. Thanks, Sarah, for writing such a great resource for families!Steven Cole, Executive Director, The Brethren Church Denomination