This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Reformed Free Publishing Association, who also sponsored the blog this week with their article “The Ten Commandments for Children.” They are offering a free copy of The Ten Commandments for Children to each of ten winners.
Jesus told his disciples, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
The Ten Commandments for Children is a resource you can use with your family to teach your children how they can show their love for Jesus.
How to Use the Book
As Curriculum: If you are looking for a curriculum to teach your children ages six to nine about the Ten Commandments, author Ron Cammenga has given you a great tool with this book.
Each chapter includes the main heading, “Let’s Listen and Learn.” Here the author defines the commandment; provides examples of how characters from the Bible kept or broke the commandment; and teaches children how we keep the commandment, both positively and negatively. So for the sixth commandment, children are taught that they must not be selfish or prone to fight and argue with others; but instead be kind, peaceful, and loving, even to their enemies.
As a Devotional: the author also wrote this book to be used as a devotional. Here are four features found in each chapter that will help you bring your children closer to Jesus as your family gathers for daily devotions.
- Let’s Read the Bible: a short Scripture passage to read with your children to introduce them to the commandment
- Let’s Learn a Bible verse: a short Scripture children can memorize in order to recall the teaching of the commandment later, such as Psalm 122:1 for the fourth commandment, “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
- Let’s Talk it Over: discussion questions that will encourage children to recall what they’ve learned and then apply the commandment to their own lives
- Let’s Sing: a related psalm to sing as a family, such as Psalm 100 for the first commandment and Psalm 15 for the eighth commandment
If you have children or grandchildren, Ten Commandments is a great devotional you can use to close out summer evenings or start school days off right.
What Others Are Saying About the Book
“At first glance, I loved the beautiful and colorful illustrations…Often children’s Bible books take a significantly simplified and surface-level approach to scriptures in an effort to make sure children can understand the text. However, while this book does break things down into understandable terms, it goes very deep into the commandments and explains them in a way that brings children to a deeper understanding…Overall, I thought this was a well-written book that is an excellent tool for helping younger children come to a deeper understanding of the Ten Commandments. It is colorful and engaging while still being Biblically sound and instructional.” (Dawn Peluso, The Schoolin’ Swag Blog)
“It took our family about 10 minutes to go through a chapter for our devotions after dinner, including reading, discussion, singing and prayer. The text of each chapter is simple enough that my six- and eight-year-old were able to grasp the main idea and come up with answers to the discussion questions (if they were paying attention), yet complex enough that my husband and I found it to be edifying as well. Reading through this book guided us to discuss with our children why and how we are called to live as God’s people in a way that we have not before. If you have elementary aged children, I highly recommend purchasing this book to use in your family worship.” (Abby Van Solkema, The Left Fork)
“The foundations of living a good life are contained in the Ten Commandments. It’s the ultimate addition to the Bible itself in being Godly and an excellent beginning to ensuring our children are living the best that they can. My grandsons enjoyed the book and the questions. It was enjoyable to see my older grandson respond to the questions and listen to his thought processes. The illustrations reminded me of books when I was young.” (Judy Joyce, Embracing a Healthy Family)
Would you like a copy of Ten Commandments to share with your children and grandchildren for years to come? Enter our giveaway below for a chance to win one of ten free copies!
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