To know me is to know I love books! Especially old books!
It’s not the yellowed pages or musty smell that thrills me – but the ideas often contained. Now that’s not true for every old book, but I love to pray as I head into a used bookstore, “Lord, would you lead me to treasure?” And it seems He often does in the midst of faded volumes.
This past Saturday I was just about to leave the antiquated book room at a nearby Goodwill when I saw the book Kenneth Forbes lying on the religion shelf.
An author’s name where the title goes? On the religion shelf?!
In truth, that’s what first caught my attention. But then, when I opened the cover and read the subtitle, my curiosity was really piqued, “Fourteen ways of studying the Bible.”
Each chapter in this book lets you sit in while a mother is teaching her children about the Bible using a different inductive Bible study technique. So it’s written like a story, but wow! Can that mother teach! As she ties each lesson in with circumstances transpiring in her children’s lives, we are privileged to observe a master teacher in action. And this was written back in 1854!!!
I have been studying the Bible for 34 years and have read it through each year for the past twenty. Still I found myself gleaning all sorts of new treasures from this mother’s teaching! You better believe as I’m reading this I am being spurred on to dive even deeper in my own Bible Study! I only wish I’d found this book when my son was younger and still at home.
But even if you don’t have children to teach, this book is pure gold for learning new ways to study the Scriptures ~ and for motivating you to do so even more!
And here’s the best news of all – you can read this treasure online at the Internet Archive:
Just click on the pages at the top to turn them.
Or you can buy a facsimile at Amazon.com:
Truly there is no greater gift a mom can give her children (and herself!) than to invest time helping them not only read the Scriptures but teaching them how to dig deep, to understand, ponder and worship The One revealed through them, then practically live them out for life!
And can reading this book ever help equip moms to do this in a number of enlightening and engaging ways! I highly recommend it!