July 26, 2013

A Family Bible Study Devotional {Review & GIVEAWAY} :: Learning to Speak Life: Fruit of the Spirit

Have you been trying to find a way to incorporate family Bible time in your home? 

Raising our children in a world where teaching our young how to be independent and self-reliant means that we as parents need to be all the more intentional in sharing our faith with the generation following us. They need to know that we can't do this life alone. We weren't created to. God wants our children to know who He is, How much He loves them and how to follow hard after Him all the days of their lives.

Making Jesus famous to our children is the most important part of our parenting them. It's also our biggest privilege. So when God calls us to show our young blessings how to obey His commandments. especially His first commandment, loving God with all our heart, soul and might, we shouldn't take that lightly.

"Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deuteronomy 6:7

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So when my very good friend, Carlie Kercheval and her husband, Michael,  sent me a copy of a book they wrote together, called Learning to Speak Life™: Fruit of the Spirit to review, I was beyond excited. So, excited, in fact, that I was more than happy and honored to write an endorsement they included in their book. It's that good.

Learning to Speak Life™: Fruit of the Spirit is a real breath of fresh air…something truly God-inspired for families desiring to seek God together in their everyday lives. As a wife and mother of four kids, I know how being intentional with the precious time we have together is so very important. With humility and obedience, Michael and Carlie have poured their hearts and souls into creating a Truth-filled Family Bible Study that will build our faith in God, our relationship with Jesus and the family relationships we have with one another. Each lesson is packed with simple and fun multi-sensory ways we can learn, apply and be filled with the fruit of the Holy Spirit with our children each day. Learning to Speak Life™ in our homes is a journey definitely worth taking.

With four boys, ages 3, 5, 7 and 9, it hasn't been easy finding ONE resource we can use in our family devotional time together...until now. We love how easy this devotional/bible study is to use and have been AMAZED at the conversations surrounding our time in the Word together. We've been spending one week on each fruit and it's been a perfect fit as it's geared toward children, ages 3-12.

Each chapter focuses on one fruit of the spirit and includes the following: 
  • A Scripture to read and discuss. You can encourage older children to memorize it.
  • A section called What is...? For example, What is Love? Then a definition is given according to the bible and provides lots of room for questions and discussion. 
  • The third section is called Confessions. I love this section because it's where we begin to learn HOW to speak life together. Each day during that week's lesson, and according to the fruit being studied, it is the goal to get everyone to speak out loud five confessions. For example, "I declare that no matter what I face today, I will walk in Love."
  • Copywork, to help plant the seeds of God's Love in their hearts. 
  • Role Playing to help your family act out and reinforce what each fruit of the spirit looks like when done the way God intended. We all LOVE this part! And for parents, what a great tool for inspiring our children to make good choices. 
  • Silly Sayings: oh yes, my boys LOVE this fun section too. They're encouraged to say each saying as fast as they can. 
  • Each chapter also includes a Story to help everyone get a better understanding of what the fruit looks like in our day-to-day lives when we obey God. 
  • In every chapter Family Discussion Time is included which revolves around a set of questions used to help promote, like I said before, AMAZING conversations about the fruit of the spirit. 
  • Family Projects are a part of each chapter. What a great way to put fruit in action as a family unit. 
  • There is a section dedicated to Prayer regarding each fruit. Even our youngest is a very active part of this. 
  • Digging Deeper is a beautiful addition to each chapter for families desiring to go a little deeper with more Scripture references, resources and ideas to further family growth. 
  
GIVEAWAY
Michael and Carlie are graciously giving away ONE FREE COPY of their book, Learning to Speak Life™: Fruit of the Spirit, to one of my lovely readers. Is it going to be YOU? There are a few ways to enter this GIVEAWAY. And I'm going to make it SUPER EASY to enter. Here's how:



IMPORTANT
For each "Like" and "Follow" you'll earn one entry to win this book. Please leave me ONE COMMENT here letting me know who you LIKED and FOLLOWED and I'll be sure to enter your name into the drawing for the appropriate number of entries. This giveaway ends on August 5, 2013. I'll draw the winner on August 6. That's it. Easy Peasy.

Now, if you just can't wait to get your own copy of the book, you can certainly purchase
Learning to Speak Life™: Fruit of the Spirit right now by clicking on this link.


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20 comments:

  1. "Liked" Devotional Motherhood and Learning to Speak Life on Facebook, and "following" Carlie Kercheval and Megan Spires on Pintrest. Thanks for the chance to win this book!
    Julie S.
    jstoller@ameritechdotnet

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  2. This looks phenomenal!!! Hope I win it, but definitely will purchase!! I liked both and followed both:-) Thanks for a chance to win.

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  3. I have just been thinking about getting an actual bible study book to study with our boys. This one looks good.

    I liked or followed all 4 options.

    Heather

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  4. This topic "fruit if the Spirit" is one I have been wanting to specifically do with my kids. I am beginning homeschooling for my 1st grader and kindergartener....this will be in our curriculum. I liked and folloewed both since I am sure I will get great info from you all. Thanks!! :)

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  5. This topic on fruit of the Spirit is one I have wanted to do with my kids. I will be beginning to homeschool this year and this will definitely be in our curriculum. I liked and following both. Praise God for all the resources available. :)

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  6. This topic "fruit if the Spirit" is one I have been wanting to specifically do with my kids. I am beginning homeschooling for my 1st grader and kindergartener....this will be in our curriculum. I liked and folloewed both since I am sure I will get great info from you all. Thanks!! :)

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  7. I liked and followed too ;) I'd love to win this, looks like a great resource!

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  8. I just saw this book and it looked wonderful. I liked you both on Facebook and followed you both on Pinterest. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  9. Liked and followed both! This book looks awesome and would be so helpful for my family!

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  10. Liked and followed all options ~ Thank you for this opportunity! =)

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  11. Liked and followed all ... I already followed you on Pinterest and subscribed to your blog via email, but I'm happy to see you on fb, too! I'm excited for the chance to win this great book!

    God bless you and yours!

    Lynda

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  12. Liked and followed all (great resources by the way, thank you!)

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  13. Liked both FB pages and following both on Pinterest. :)

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  14. Following both on Pinterest and liked both FB pages! :)

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  15. Liked Devotional Motherhood and Learning to Speak Life on Facebook

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  16. Liked Devotional Motherhood and Learning to Speak Life on Facebook

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  17. I liked and followed all. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. I liked and followed all. Thanks for the chance!

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  19. I liked both pages and followed both boards! I'm looking forward to looking over the pages and boards!! Thank you so much!

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