One of the books that we HIGHLY recommend at Children Desiring God is the very practical (and short—only 160 pages) Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training by Lou Priolo
Here is Pastor John MacArthur’s endorsement on the back cover of the book:
There is far more to teaching your children the Bible than merely telling them Bible stories. Unfortunately, many parents feel ill-equipped for the task, so they neglect this vital aspect of Christian parenting. In doing so, they forfeit many of the greatest blessings of parenthood. Here’s a valuable aid for parents seeking help…[This book] holds a wealth of practical and biblical advice for parents seeking to fulfill the mandate of Deuteronomy 6:6-7.
And here is the main premise in the book on which Priolo bases this advice,
The Scriptures provide all you need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). They also provide all you need to bring up your children “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” For thousands of years Christian parents have depended on the Bible as their source for child training. Down through the centuries men and women have believed that God would not ask them to do anything without giving them the resources to accomplish the task—especially a task as difficult as raising godly children. They believed it when Paul told them that the Scriptures were given “in order to make the man of God adequate, and to equip him fully for every good task” (2 Tim. 3:17, CCNT).
I would also add that this book is a must read for anyone who teaches children in a classroom setting, especially small groups leaders!
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