Each name unique and powerful; the list is endless. Join us on this exciting adventure through Scripture, where we will learn some amazing verses, talk about how those verses should affect our lives, and discuss some practical ways to make these names “real”.
“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
From an early age, my children have been purposefully exposed to good literature. We read constantly, visit the library regularly, and encourage them to write often. First and foremost, we have taken special care to give our children a love of God’s Word.
We would be remiss in our study of God’s names, if we did not include His role as the Author. Our lives, our world, our very souls have been God breathed. He is truly the greatest Author ever. Let’s explore some fun ways to help our children better understand God, the Author.
Read the Bible – As always, start with the Bible! Read the Proverbs of the day. Read the Christmas story in the Gospels. Read, read, read. It doesn’t hurt to start memorizing Bible passages either. Pick a few which have particular meaning to your family and start there. If you’re not sure where to start, I always recommend beginning with the Gospel of John.
Read Great Books – If you aren’t already, expose your children to great literature. Pick classic reads at your local library and explore. Not sure where to start? Ask a friend to recommend a few; ask your librarian to suggest great reads; and do a little online research. Don’t forget to gather a few Christmas reads as well; there are so many incredible Christmas stories waiting to be read!
Learn About Your Favorite Authors – Don’t limit your selection to fiction. Non-fiction has much to offer. Read up on your favorite authors and places mentioned in their stories. Learning about people, places, and things are just as fun as fairy tales.
Make Your Own Book (PreK) – Get your kids involved! Encourage them to make their own book. You can make your own using construction paper and basic copy paper. Or, you can go the fancy route and buy blank BARE BOOKS. (Personally, this is my favorite method of writing for homeschooling – and my children’s. They are more durable and look beautiful on the shelf.) Use these as journals, coloring books, drawing pads, and more!
Write Your Own Book – For older children, encourage them to write their own book. It doesn’t have to be done by a certain date or even be of particular length. Fiction or non-fiction, get the ball rolling and help those little authors along.
Pray – Again, as always, we want to spend some time in prayer. We want to acknowledge all God has done for us; thanking Him for His gift of life. He knew us before our story began, is with us through every twist and turn, and will be with us even past our last page on earth. God, our Author, is amazing and deserves to be given praise and honor in our prayers.
When we think of incredible authors, let us not forget the One, True Author – God. None can compare. May we ever be thankful for the Author and Finisher of our faith; the One who ‘wrote’ us into being and has a plan for our lives.
Time to Chime In: What is your favorite book of the Bible, and why?