We’ve been doing a great series in our weekly kids’ club called “How Use My Bible” from Discipleland. The series introduced kids to some “Cool Bible Tools” such as different Bible translations, Atlases, Concordances, and Bible Dictionaries. Along the way, we found some great Bible Tools aimed just at kids and some helpful books for families.
One of these great resources was a book from Discipleship Publications International called “Scriptures To Grow On“. Set up in index fashion, this book contains various topics and related Scriptures. Each main category is broken down into even further into subtopics. For example, the section on Attitudes looks like this:
- Envy and Jealousy
There’s 12 different categories including behavior, the body, emotions, the mind, relationships, self-concept, sexuality, and speech. In each subtopic, there’s anywhere from two to twelve corresponding verses. I like the verses are written out in their entirety (in NIV).
The Five-Minute Breakfast Study
I especially like the suggestions for how to use the book in Family Faith Talks (found in the introduction). The Five-minute breakfast study suggests writing a verse out and putting it on the refrigerator (Monday), talking about real-life or Bible character examples (Tuesday, Wednesday), application (Thursday) and memorization (Friday).
Great Tool for Spiritual Development
Not only is this a Cool Bible Tool for kids learning how to use their Bibles, but it’s a great resource for parents who are looking for a hassle-free way to incorporate Scripture into their everyday lives. For about $12.00 you can pick up your own copy on Amazon or the DPI page ($12), and I would recommend you do so!
What about you? What other Cool Bible Tools have you run across in your ministry?