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“Faith Training” Book Review

Faith Training: Raising Kids Who Love the Lord
by Dr. Joe White

Working for a moms ministry, I get a lot of questions about good Christian resources for kids, not to mention my own need for it! This book is one very practical tool that I found at a Family Life conference and continue to use daily. The appendices are almost as long as the rest of the book and filled with exercises and study guides for kids of any age. In fact, they have a year long “Read, Study, Memorize, Meditate” section that I believe is intended for junior high kids and older, but I’ve been using it daily as a jump start for my own quiet time!

I particularly appreciate their suggestions for scripture memorization. They, like some of my beloved mentors, believe strongly in the importance of memorizing chapters of the Bible, not just a verse here and there. While individual verses are important and included on the age-appropriate memorization list (found on page 57), there is great value in hiding the Word of God in your heart chapter by chapter.

If you’ve been in search of a tool to help you truly instill a love for God in your children, this is a great resource to begin with.