> Bless Their Hearts Mom: Children's Book Review and Giveaway: I Can Learn The Bible: 52 Devotions And Scriptures For Kids By Holly Hawkins Shivers
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: I Can Learn The Bible: 52 Devotions And Scriptures For Kids By Holly Hawkins Shivers

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Tommy Nelson, via their Tommy Mommy Program, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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Today I have a lovely book for you that not only teachers your children 
about God's love, it helps them read!

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Memory verses and devotions that will write God’s word on your children’s hearts.

In this 52-week devotional for children, author Holly Hawkins Shivers adapts the gift book The Joshua Code (written by her father, O.S. Hawkins) into a devotional that will help kids learn and live the scriptures. Using kid-friendly language, I Can Learn the Bible teaches scriptures in a way children can understand. Each week, kids will commit a new scripture to memory by reading a fun, engaging devotional that’s doable for a child. Matthew 7:7 will remind kids to always ask God for help. Philippians 1:6 will teach them that God is always working in their lives. And 50 more scriptures will continue to write the truth on their hearts so that they will remember it forever. 

Parents using the gift book will love using the kids’ book as a discussion tool for the entire family. A great gift for baptisms, confirmations, and any special occasion, I Can Learn the Bible includes clever tips for memorizing scripture. Each new day and each new verse will reinforce to young readers that “God’s Word is FOR ME and TO ME, it is IN ME and working THROUGH ME, and just like His love, it goes on and on forever!

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This is a charming book for kids ages 4-8. As you can see from the sample pages, the illustrations are bright and engaging for young kids. The verses are well explained for devotional/bible study, and are easy for kids to learn and remember. In fact, many of them are the ones Miss Grace had to memorize in class during pre-school and kindergarten! I love that there is one verse per week- you might be surprised at how well your kids CAN memorize these verses, and the amount that they will be able to recall, even months later! The book has great hands-on type tips for parents,  to help you to get your children to memorize the verses more easily.In fact, many of them are the ones Miss Grace had to memorize in class during pre-school and kindergarten! 

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This is a charming book, perfect for beginning bible study with little ones, and we highly recommend adding it to your gift giving list for families, teachers, pastors, young children and hostess gifts.

About the Author / Illustrator:

Holly Hawkins Shivers is actively involved in children’s and women’s ministry and is a contributor to various writing projects and ministry blogs. I Can Learn the Bible is her first book. She lives with her husband and four children in Plano, Texas, where she also enjoys traveling, music, and running . . . mostly after her little ones! 


One lucky BTHM will win their own copy of this lovely book!

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  1. I did a lot in high school, but we never have as a family.

  2. I did memorize scripture when I did Awana but I haven't started with my son yet.

  3. No we have not as a family and I do think the book will definitely help

  4. No, we have not, but I think this book would help

  5. My Granddaughter went to a Christian pre school. But I think this book would really help her understand more and read as a family. They grow up so fast and I'm a distance away from her to take the time to work with her. Thanks this is a fabulous giveaway.

  6. My daughter was good with repetition and myt Granddaughter does the same.

  7. I think repetition will be helpful in memorizing scripture.


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