I was given the honor of reviewing Fruit of the Spirit from the Learning to Speak Life Family Bible Study Series written by Michael and Carlie Kercheval. I received this copy for free. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been swayed in any way.
Most nights we read the Jesus Storybook Bible and other books as part of our nighttime routine with the kids. But sometimes I feel like we should be doing more. It is our responsibility as parents to teach our children about our faith. I have looked at Bible Studies in the past, but never found anything that I thought would work for us.
Then I read about the Fruit of the Spirit family Bible Study, I knew I wanted to read it and try it out. My daughter’s Sunday School Class is studying the fruits of the Spirit this Summer, so this study in particular would be perfect. It would be another way to reinforce what she is already learning.
Let me tell you that I was super impressed before I even started reading the Bible Study. This is why the Learning to Speak Life Series was created “to help you develop the habit of speaking life-giving words over your life and circumstances rather than speaking the empty words that our emotions lead us to speak when we are faced with uncertainty or challenges in our daily walk with God.” Sign me up for the whole series!
Fruit of the Spirit is geared towards families with children ages 3-12. There truly is something for everyone in the lessons. The Kercheval’s say, “We believe that in order to change the words you speak, you must meditate on Bible scriptures, confess scriptures and positive confessions that line up with the Bible, write the scriptures, and reinforce all of this through family activities and prayer.” Amen. Are you ready to buy this book yet?
Just in case you aren’t familiar with the fruits of the Spirit, the focus of the study is on Galatians 5:22-23, so the 9 fruits of the Spirits being covered are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. In order to really internalize the lesson, it is suggested that families cover one fruit of the Spirit for one week. Which would make this a 9 week Bible Study.
This is my favorite part. Each of the nine sections includes: Scripture, a What Is…? section to really explain what the fruit is for the week, 5 confessions of faith tailored around the fruit, copy work for older children, a simplified version for younger children, role play for the families to act out, a silly saying, a short story, a family project, prayer, and a section for digging deeper. I love the confessions, copy work sections, and family project. Although my children are still too young to actually do the copy work, they can totally draw a picture of the sentences given.
If you are looking for family Bible Study, I highly recommend Fruit of the Spirit. I can not wait for the other books in the series to be released. We will definitely be coming back to this study again and again.
You can purchase Fruit of the Spirit on Amazon here!
What study would you like to see next?