Recently I received a note from a mom who began using an audio Bible for her young children for their Bible time. She and I had communicated about that, and I told her about one of my grandsons pretty much memorizing the book of Jonah by listening to it daily when he was 6 years old. Here is what this mom tried and the results:
“I took your advice using an audio Bible to help kids memorize the Bible more. I started with them listening to the book of Jonah this summer. I put on Jonah just as we started lunch. Without even telling them to memorize it, after two months my 5.5 year old one day started reciting it quite perfectly. She was so surprised. So was I, although that was my plan all along. After three months, we switched out Jonah for Ephesians 5-6. Two months later she knows those chapters quite well.
“I am really glad because this is really something that does not demand anything from a busy mom of littles. Just decide on the Scripture and press play.
“I am using our breakfast time also for continual Scripture listening. Since June we`ve listened to Psalms, the Gospels and now Acts. Because of the baby, I wasn’t sure about uninterrupted time that I could read to them in the morning, so I used the audio Bible to help me in this way also.
“I am hoping to help my children have a quiet time after the new year. I am planning to give my 5 year old daughter a Bible reading plan and a worksheet to complete alone. And I am hoping my 3.5 year old will be able enough to read (he’s learning quite well), so that I can sit with him to read a verse and talk about it and pray together. I am so excited to be pouring God’s Word in our children day by day. There is nothing more important in their education, because all wisdom starts with God’s Word.” Anete
I was impressed, motivated, and excited by that testimony of using an audio Bible with children. I hope you feel the same and perhaps you will be inspired to work audio Bible time into your schedule by itself or alongside another activity.
Trusting in Jesus,
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11).