Read with a Plan
Many parents have good intentions for daily times of family worship. But these good intentions often fail because of three main problems: an overly ambitious plan, the absence of a plan, or the perceived lack of spiritual benefit. This new resource by David Murray will help families establish regular devotions through realistic aims, a clear plan and direction, and stimulating interaction with Scripture and prayer.
Exploring the Bible Together: A 52-Week Family Worship Plan by David Murray covers key passages in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, providing a big-picture overview of the whole Bible over the course of a year. Fifty-two weekly “expeditions” are each divided into 6 days, with a small passage of Scripture, two questions, a brief application lesson, and a short prayer prompt. Artwork by illustrator Scotty Reifsnyder accompanies each page. In just a few minutes a day, families can explore the whole story of the Bible together.
- Covers key passages in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation
- Includes 52 weekly plans, each consisting of 6 daily readings with two interactive questions, one sentence of application, a brief prayer, space to fill in family prayer requests and needs, and a verse to memorize
- Offers instruction on how to conduct family worship using this guide
- Each day consists of an average of 5 verses to read and can be completed in 5 minutes or less
- Includes artwork by illustrator Scotty Reifsnyder, illustration and design instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, whose work has been featured by Time magazine, The Boston Globe, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more
What People Are Saying
“David Murray has constructed a fabulous tool for family worship. This is more than just a year’s worth of assigned daily Bible readings followed by additional material you read to your children (though that’s valuable). Exploring the Bible Together is interactive (thus ‘together’), for it also supplies questions about the Bible passage. Beyond that, there’s a question for younger children and a more thought-provoking one for older children. But wait—there’s more! Murray also summarizes the main point your children should take from the text and suggests a simple way to pray toward that end. And he’s done it all in a format that can be completed in just a few minutes. If you’re looking for a sound, simple, no-prep guide to teach the Bible to your children, you’ve found it.”
—Donald S. Whitney, Associate Dean and Professor of Biblical Spirituality, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Family Worship; Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life; and Praying the Bible
“Many Christian parents believe that family worship is important. But like many, my husband and I struggle to know where to begin. David Murray has given us a helpful resource for family worship that is not only age-appropriate and helpful, but something I look forward to learning from as well. This is a resource that both children and parents can benefit from, and I highly recommend it!”
—Courtney Reissig, author, Teach Me to Feel and Glory in the Ordinary
Learn more about Exploring the Bible Together: A 52-Week Family Worship Plan by David Murray today!
Do our kids know the thing that will sustain and oxygenate them when other vital needs go unmet?
Do your kids try to avoid family worship? Do they find excuses not to be there? Do they obviously dread it and groan when you reach for the Bible?
Why and how should we implement a routine of family worship? What are the reasons it's hard for families to remain consistent and see fruit?
Don’t let perfection become the enemy of progress. Keep a regular time of family worship and encourage your kids to explore the Bible together with you.