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Category Archives: Family

Better Than a Space Knight’s Force: May the Faith Be With You Bible

[See and sign up for Bible Gateway’s free email devotionals for families] The popular May the Faith Be With You brand (website) from Zonderkidz (@Zonderkidz) is back with two new NIrV full-text Bibles and a glow-in-the-dark bedtime prayer book for little ones. Now all the kids in your family can enjoy all things intergalactic, and […]

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The Spiritual Effect Raising Children Has On Parents: An Interview with Gary L. Thomas

Have you considered that perhaps God not only uses parents to influence their children, but that he uses children to change their parents? Could it be that parenting is a school for adult spiritual formation? [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Sacred Marriage: An Interview with Gary Thomas] Bible Gateway interviewed Gary L. Thomas (@garyLthomas) […]

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Help Your Kids Read the Bible: An Interview with David Murray

How should you introduce your 6- to 12-year-old kids to the most important passages and big-picture storyline of the Bible? How can you best answer your children’s questions about the Bible when you don’t know the answer yourself? Bible Gateway interviewed David Murray (@davidpmurray) about his book, Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for […]

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Show Your Kids the Incredible Treasures of God’s Word

[See and sign up for Bible Gateway’s free email devotionals for families] From golden promises to priceless stories, the NIV God’s Treasure Holy Bible (Zonderkidz, 2017) (@Zonderkidz) shows children the incredible treasures of God’s Word. Children will love hunting for Treasure Verses, reading key Pearls of Wisdom stories, and learning about each book of the […]

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KiDs Beach Club® Donors Help Give School Children 50,000 Bibles Since 2003

Since KiDs Beach Club® first began in 2003, teaching children about God’s Word has been the focal point to giving each child a Jesus experience inside their public elementary school. From 2003 through the fall of 2014, only one Bible was given to a child in each club each week the club met. Beginning in […]

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Not Every Teenager Embraces Rebellion: An Interview with Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach

Teen rebellion is seen as a cultural norm, but is it really? Or is it more that youthful rebellion is not properly understood, especially within the Christian environment? Bible Gateway interviewed Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach (@LifeAsADare) about her book, Why I Didn’t Rebel: A Twenty-Two-Year-Old Explains Why She Stayed on the Straight and Narrow–and How Your […]

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New Kids Bible Tells Stories Through Characters’ Eyes

How would David describe the giant from his own young perspective? A new storybook Bible from Lifetree/Group Publishing provides an illustrated collection of firsthand stories. The Friends With God Story Bible: Why God Loves People Like Me (Group Publishing, 2017) offers 54 Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments told in first-person narratives. Each […]

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The Most Important Thing for Our Children

By Gary Thomas Our natural (but not necessarily holy) inclination to make life as easy as possible for our children, coupled with our focus on what we really want them to achieve, ultimately tells us parents what we value most about life. In what we stress with our children, we reveal the true passion of […]

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Sharing God’s Big Love with Little Children: An Interview with Jean Thomason (Miss PattyCake)

The psalmist’s admonition to “rejoice and be glad” extends to everyone. How can that concept best be taught to young children? What are age-appropriate teaching tools that center on communicating the love of God and help kids see that praising God is a game changer in life? Bible Gateway interviewed Jean Thomason (aka Miss PattyCake) […]

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The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible: An Interview with Sara Bierling

The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible (Zonderkidz, 2017), for ages 8–12, brings the Bible to life in four-color illustrated splendor. This study Bible includes a spectacular full-color interior featuring over 700 illustrations, photos, infographics, and maps on every page that visually represent key Bible information. Each page also features important facts located near the relevant […]

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