Looking for the right children's Bible for home, church, or for a gift? We've reviewed 11 options for various ages. Strengths, weaknesses, top picks.
Lectio Divina is the ancient practice of praying with Scripture in four steps: reading, meditation, prayer, contemplation. Using a children's Bible and modified questions, lectio can successfully help children listen to God speak through His Word.
From Joel to Matthew, the Scripture in the Ash Wednesday service resonates with power. Here are our top 5 favorites.
Those scripture stories which challenge us give us the opportunity to ask how our God of Love is speaking to us today.
Read, study, and reflect on the Bible in a one-year program from Forward Movement. One congregation's experience doing the Bible Challenge.
Reading the Bible at home builds faith and brings households together. Lectio Divina is a simple and fun way to read and engage as a group or individual.
Elizabeth Windsor describes a successful church group for moms. Bible study, sharing across generations, worship, and service all developed in this group.
The Good Book Club is summer Christian Formation for all ages at Grace & Holy Trinity Church. We’re an urban church in Richmond, VA, where many of our parishioners are gone on summer weekends. With reduced numbers, and wanting to encourage inter-age Bible study, we don’t offer traditional age-graded Sunday School. Instead we do the inter-generational Good Book Club. It meets at 9:00 a.m. between our two services, and lasts for 45 minutes. With continental breakfast, including Starbucks coffee (very important!), and we gather around the table to talk, study, eat and be together.
The season of Lent is a perfect time for children to take on the challenge of learning a prayer by heart, or memorizing a Bible verse. Here are some suggestions.
I'd learned that what I thought the moms wanted was probably not what they wanted at all. And what they wanted was changing as their children grew.
While nearly nine-in-ten Americans own a Bible, 61 percent say they wish they read it more, and according to studies by the Barna Group, Bible literacy is at an all time low. Much of this can be accredited to the collective experience of readers having difficulty in comprehending scripture.
To use this lectionary in worship, it is designed to read only one lesson each Sunday — Old Testament texts in the fall and New Testament texts from Christmas through Pentecost.
The congregation will hear each Scripture section read while their eyes are closed, and when they open their eyes, there will be a stage picture of frozen actors!
The idea that, by welcoming a stranger, one might be entertaining angels unaware (Hebrews 13:2) seems to have been a widespread belief. Besides, one never knew when one might need hospitality in return.
Memorization of a passage forces me to ponder, to meditate, to imagine, to question, to wonder about context – in short, to do all the things we aim for with Bible study.
Inspired by re-watching the classic Ten Commandments film, the Mark Burnett and Roma Downey set out to show the scarlet thread of redemption found in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, using the latest special effects and quality film-making techniques.
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing
When the classic question in a conversation “What book would you bring to a desert island?” is asked, the Bible seems to be the number one answer. How do we read this collection of 66 books without outside information? How do we make the contents worshipful, relevant — even inspirational?
Addressing Gentiles and other inquirers, Luke presents Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, ascension and expected return as the fulfillment of God’s plan of salvation for all people, both Jews and Gentiles alike.
The two Latin words lectio divina mean “sacred reading,” and the method can be a remarkable way of experiencing passages from the Bible. There are four steps with each as a way to approach the Bible by different modes of perception and understanding—sensing, thinking, feeling and intuition.