Truth in Advertising

     Before we left for vacation, I finished reading Lou Priolo’s book, Teach Them Diligently – How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training.  I’ve got to tell you, this book is aptly and suitably titled!  I won’t take the time to write a lengthy review on this book.  Suffice it to say, if you, as I, have struggled over the years in using the Scriptures as you’ve worked to train your children, then this book is for you!

     Keep in mind, there are no “easy” fixes or shortcuts offered.  You MUST have God’s Word hidden in your own heart.  You must seek His Word daily, meditate on it, and memorize it.  There is no circumventing that crucial first step.  After all, Deuteronomy tells us that we are to teach our children the things we already know. 

     Mr. Priolo does an excellent job of encouraging parents to be sure to take that first step of knowing God’s Word themselves.  His book is a wonderful example of how then to use this information in your parenting.  If you feel ill equipped, however, there are many excellent examples given throughout the book and an appendix with even more examples and helps to get you started. 

     Teach Them Diligently – How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training is named well.  I love truth in advertising!

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27

     For a complete list of all of the books I’ve read so far this year, as well as links to reviews of some of those books, click here. Be sure you are spending time, daily, in God’s Word; and be sure that you have a least one other book close at hand to read, too. It’s important!

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2 comments to Truth in Advertising

  • I have often quoted scriptures to my children. I am careful to watch who they make friends with and what they do. My children can now quote 1 Cor 15:33 “bad associations spoil useful habits.” They know that they can be the best kids on earth but if they begin hanging with those kids who do not value God’s word all the training they have received can be undone. Our older kids still had to figure these things out the hard way.

  • Thank you for all your good book recommendations.