Monday, June 11, 2012

Parenting with Scripture: A Giveaway


I am still working through my pile of books to read and review here and am excited to share this next one with you! Parenting with Scripture by Kara Durbin is a, "Topical Guide for Teachable Moments."

We've been reading this book together as a family during dinner times and our girls have proclaimed it their favorite part of dinner! The book is divided up by dozens of character qualities and includes a definition and Scriptures supporting that quality.

A great resource when you need to find a specific Scripture on something for a teachable moment, but also a great conversation starter to introduce and reinforce character and what God's Word says about it.

I love this because it can easily be adjusted for different ages - for example, when David leads these conversations at our table he brings up the characteristic and shares an appropriate amount of the definition and then we talk about what that means and looks like in everyday life. Then, he may read one or two Scriptures instead of all of the ones listed. Right now, this is perfect for our younger ones and we can grow with it as they get a little older.

Moody Publishers has offered to send a copy to one of you as well! Please leave a comment on this post and I'll select a winner. Comments will be accepted until Thursday, June 14th at 10pm EST.

Disclosure: Moody sent me this book to review here and we've really enjoyed it! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to read it! Parenting a teenage age girl and two boys, I sure could use some help! :) I always enjoy your blog. So much encouragement. Thanks!! Dawn
meadow1994@yahoo.com

Grace said...

enter me into this one!
Love Me

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the opportunity!

Jennifer Mc

Lisa @ Simply Things Family said...

This does sound like a great book. We recently finished out devotional that we had been following at dinnertime. I would love to try this one out.

Anonymous said...

I could really use a reference like this one!

Thank you!
Amara
kwasfamily@sbcglobal.net

Amy said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I have a short list on my fridge of scriptures to use with the kids when I need them, but a book with lots sounds good! brianamy 10 at hotmail dot com

The Amusing Redhead said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

Love your sweet blog!

Kariann

eworpell said...

This looks like a wonderful resource! I would love to read it! Thanks! -Elizabeth. (eworpellATyahooDOTcom)

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this book.
jrich88@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This sounds interesting! Anne

lapps4him@epix.net

Sheila said...

I have been trying to think of something to do for summer to keep our minds and hearts where they should be. This sounds like a great resource!

Anonymous said...

This book looks awesome! I am always looking for ways to incorporate Scripture into character training. I would love to read this book!
Amy
mclaughlin.fam@hotmail.com

Heather said...

This sounds great! And like a resource that would be workable for our three little ones...so many are geared for much older kids.

Heather

Anonymous said...

I could use this with my girls!

amyeaton07 at yahoo dot com

HeatherMavis said...

Two teens, one almost teen and a 7 year old always have an eye out for these resources.

*carrie* said...

Sounds like a great book--maybe I could check yours out sometime?

Wendi said...

Sounds like a great book!

Christy said...

What a great teaching tool!!

Allison said...

Oh I would LOVE this!!!

Elise @A Path Made Straight said...

Oh, this sounds incredible!

I can't believe I haven't heard of it already- our family would love a copy! Trotting off to add it to our wishlist in case I don't win... ;)

Thank you!

Mrs. Pear said...

This book sounds excellent, I would love a copy!

Kristy
Mrs(dot)pear(at)comcast(dot)net

Jessica said...

This sounds like a great book to use with our kids! Thanks for the opportunity to win it, Monica!

Patti said...

Thanks for the give a way. I hope I win this book

Anonymous said...

hi monica.....this looks like a fantastic book to add to our collection. thanks for the chance to win!!
connie

angie said...

I was just looking for something to incorporate into our (hopefully) slower paced summer evenings. Thank you.

shanaynay said...

I would LOVE that book! Raising a son & a daughter (13) can be very difficult in today's society. I teach 4 yr old preschoolers at my church as well and I believe it would make a great teaching tool to be used in my classroom too! Thank you. I love your blog! You have a beautiful family & you do some of the sweetest things with your children! I love the positive encouragement you always offer all of us as well! Be blessed ~ shannon Stephens

joeandkris513 said...

I'd love to win!

Anonymous said...

First, I LOVE your hydrangea! I would love to win this book for my daughter who is expecting #4 anyday now. Looks good :-), Lynnebee (Myness1k@aol.com)

Katie said...

This sounds fantastic!! Anything to help us live out Deuteronomy 6:6-7 as parents is a blessing!

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Blessings,
Katie

Kelly said...

Ooooh!! Please pick me! This is just what I was wishing I had!!! encouraged to know a great book is out there, though, & that I don't have to search for it regardless! Thank you!

Amy Schaffer said...

I would love to win this book! Thank you for hosting.

Anonymous said...

This would be good to use in my Kindergarten class.

Mrs. Riley said...

This would be good to use in my Kindergarten class.

Mrs. Riley said...

This would be great to use in my Kindergarten class.

kathi @ purple cows & root beer floats said...

we have a Little Blessings book my sister bought (when we only had 3 children) for us. it's always a hit when we remember to grab it.

we usually do a Psalm at dinner, but this looks interesting.

... on a sidenote ... my husband is and AGR Soldier, and we just found out we'll be PCSing to SC in August. Spartanburg. I'm frightened (to say the least) of HSLDA's SC Homeschool Laws page. I'm curious how you handle it?

Thanks,
Kathi

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a nice book to read alone, or with the kiddos. Would love to win it!

heicoc said...

Would love to win it!


Heidi

barbara said...

I think this is what I've been looking for. Would love to win a copy for our family. Thanks for the opportunity.

jen said...

I would really like to read this. Jen

~A Blessed Mommy~ said...

Love how you read this as a family at dinner. Thanks for the chance to win! Always look forward to reading your blog...so encouraging!
Thanks,
Cindy
cglasford_maloof@yahoo.com

Danielle said...

Looks like a wonderful resource!

Anastasia said...

Just sounds wonderful!

Tami said...

This sounds like a book to treasure.

Heather said...

I think our girls would love doing this for devotions, too! Thanks for the giveaway, Monica.

Rita said...

What a great giveaway!!! I am homeschooling my 3, 5, and 7 year old kiddos and heartily agree that parenting (and teaching!) must be built on scripture! Thanks for promoting this! :) (I recently found your blog and have found it delightful and a great blessing~Thanks so much!)

Rita (rita@barillasmills.net)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

Erin
erinb1 at aol dot com

Kimberly said...

I would love to have this book. We have been working on character quality studies with our kids and this looks like a great resource!

Anonymous said...

Would love to read this with my girls

Nikki said...

I like to enter please.

Nikki
mama2jmg@yahoo.com

Kristin said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for posting a review. I love getting leads to great resources for our family!

Davonne said...

This looks like a great book! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

Ashley said...

This sounds like a helpful book to use as our girls get older. We would live the chance to use it.
Ashley

Ashley said...

Please enter me!
Ashley

MommyH said...

I would love to read this with my family! Thanks for posting :)

A Holy Privilege said...

am i too late? sounds perfect for us

A Holy Privilege said...

hope i am not too late... would LOVE to get my hands on this!

betsy said...

I would love this!

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I'd love to read this book!

Shelby said...

Sounds fabulous