Together Review

Book Review: 

Summary Review:
Inspiring and challenging approach to reading the Bible as a family, and the benefits it brings.

Complete Review:
While the title made me thing the book was more general about “growing appetites for God,” actually it’s very focused on reading the Bible to your children (with a little bit on memorizing scripture with your children.) This isn’t a bad thing, just not what I was expecting!

The short book is extremely encouraging in a “if I can do this, anyone can” way. I loved that she started it while her children were so young still; so many things I read online about teaching your children about God and the Bible seem too advanced for my very young kids. But I can definitely read to them, and not just from the kiddie Bible we have.

The appendix lists some useful resources, but as Ward emphasizes, all you have to have is a Bible.

The personal examples included are often humorous, but still helped to give ideas of how to implement this in my life, with my children. The chapter on getting through the tough stuff was also helpful as I think ahead to how we’ll handle difficult passages.

I was so encouraged and inspired by the book that before I even finished it (and it’s a quick read), I’d started reading a regular Bible with my children. It’s such a simple idea, but that’s why it works so well.