Our family has discovered a new book that we are using for our family devotional time.
I realize that families study the Bible together in different ways. Currently, we set aside a few minutes after we finish eating supper to have a devotional time.
We have done different things over the years. We read from Bible storybooks, examine Bible characters, read brief biographies of various missionaries, study character traits, and discuss particular Bible passages.
While researching some books that a friend recommended, I came across a book entitled Wisdom and the Millers. The author is Mildred A. Martin and Green Pastures Press is the publisher. We are so thoroughly enjoying this book!
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The Miller family includes Dad, Mom, and their four children. Each of the chapters tells a short story of an event that happens in the family. Then there’s a verse from Proverbs which applies to the story.
One of my favorites so far is entitled “The Multitude of Words.” It is based on Proverbs 10:19. “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.”
In the story, Sharon, the oldest daughter, encounters several difficulties throughout her day. Her inconsiderate words and thoughtless speech get her into trouble. At the end of the day, her mom sits down with her and they figure out the root of the problem and its solution.
Most nights we do a brief review of one of our previous stories. The girls remember well the previous lessons. I was out on the night my husband did the chapter on having a froward mouth. However, our girls were able to fill me in on the whole thing later!
I would highly recommend this book either for reading together as a family or for your child to read for themselves. It has been a great find for us!
Here are other books in the Miller Family Series.
- School Days with the Millers
- Storytime with the Millers
- Prudence and the Millers
- Missionary Stories with the Millers
- Growing with the Millers
We are always looking for books or ideas for our family Bible time. If you have suggestions or resources that you enjoy, please let me know in the comments section.