Hide It in Your Heart: Creative Ways for Families to Explore God's Word (Hardcover)
Creative Ways for Families to Explore God's Word
Multnomah Books, 9781590525098, 128pp.
Publication Date: July 8, 2005
Learning God’s Word Is Fun for Everyone!
Don’t watch the kids’ eyes cloud over by setting a Bible in front of them. Instead, give kids ages four to eighty-four a game, craft materials, or food, and they’ll light up with excitement! Hide It in Your Heart is your tool for ensuring God’s Word becomes an essential part of everyday life and the foundation upon which your family thrives. From interesting dramas to creating crafts and making recipes, this collection of great activities makes learning Scripture engaging and memorable for the whole family! Incorporate these ideas into family nights, or take the book along on weekend getaways and campouts. Entertain the neighbors, surprise your Sunday school class, or spice up Vacation Bible School. The possibilities are endless!
Hide and Go Seek the Word
Faces light up and laughter resounds. Everyone’s having a ball. Memories are in the making! The reason for all this excitement? The Bible!
Hide It In Your Heart, the fourth in the Let’s Make a Memory series, is packed with hands-on, loads-of-fun, meaningful activities that make God’s Word come alive for the whole family. Just watch the girls with their Promise Pillows, and hear the boys cry “Bingo!” in a little friendly Scripture competition. Soon everyone is getting a kick out of dressing for the (spiritual) elements and holy hors d’oeuvres at the dinner table. The unforgettable family fun is endless!
Weaving the thread of Scripture into their lives now ensures that down the road, kids will find a wealth of solid, biblical guidance…hidden away in their hearts.
Story Behind the Book
Some psychologists and sociologists say we are on our third generation of largely “unparented” children. But authors Gloria and Shirley, who have spent more than forty years working to enrich the family, see that young parents and single parents of the post-modern age truly want to be more involved with their children. Sometimes they just don’t know where to start! This book is a simple, uncomplicated tool for parents to create a loving family where sound values and shared objectives are taught. Spending time together learning about God’s Word becomes an enjoyable and engaging experience for everyone!
About the Author
Gloria Gaither is a many-faceted communicator--speaker, teacher, award-winning lyricist, recording artist, and performer. She is also the author of numerous books and magazine articles. She and her husband, Bill, also have their own magazine, Homecoming. Gloria and Bill are the parents of three grown children and the grandparents of five.
Shirley Dobson is chairwoman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force and a member of the Focus on the Family board of directors. An award-winning author of several books, Mrs. Dobson is recognized for her contributions to women's concerns, Christian organizations, and the institution of the family. Shirley and James Dobson have two grown children.