Encouraging Kids To Write In Their Bibles

Written In Bible

Everyone likes books to be clean and neat but if you really interact with information it is exactly the opposite. Take for example how we all study for a test. We highlight texts and take notes in the margins to remember the information.

We loved this photo and encourage you to show it to your kids. Give them a marker to interact with their Bibles. Suggest they  write questions they have next to the side of the Bible verses they don’t understand. Encourage them to highlight their favorite Bible verses in yellow. Maybe encourage them to circle the words in their Bible they don’t understand. Then take time with them to ask them to share what they are learning, the questions they have, the words they don’t understand and what the verses that caused them to think.

As Charles Spurgeon said years ago, ” A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.” What profound truth. Help kids to see studying the Bible as an art project. A canvas of learning. Help them to not be afraid to ask questions, chew on the information and circle parts that they don’t understand.

Only if we engage can we learn.  I know I am thankful that God gives us the opportunity to engage in a transparent learning process with His word.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  

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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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