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Foundations: 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family If you don t already follow Ruth Chou Simons on social media, you should In fact, I m not even sure what you re waiting for Aside from her art being an absolute feast for the eyes, the content below it is a banquet for the soul God honoring words pour forth, the reader becoming the beneficiary of God s work in Ruth I never leave her page without a healthy dose of encouragement This is why, when Ruth and Troy her husband cast the net for their launch team, I jumped in I even reactivated m If you don t already follow Ruth Chou Simons on social media, you should In fact, I m not even sure what you re waiting for Aside from her art being an absolute feast for the eyes, the content below it is a banquet for the soul God honoring words pour forth, the reader becoming the beneficiary of God s work in Ruth I never leave her page without a healthy dose of encouragement This is why, when Ruth and Troy her husband cast the net for their launch team, I jumped in I even reactivated my Facebook for the occasion, which is a big deal What are they launching, you ask Their newest book baby, Foundations 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family.Now that my husband and I are parents, I think a lot about raising children who, by God s grace, love the Lord and are obedient to His commands I think on what family devotions should look like in our home, what it entails to teach our son about God and about honoring Him with our lives It s such a personal thing the tools that work for one family might not work for the one next door As I ve read through my advance copy of Foundations, I have tried to imagine this book being used in a variety of scenarios big families, small families like ours , using it with children who are in various stages of developmentI ve even pondered if I could have used it as a resource in my middle school classroom And you know what I can t imagine a scenario in which this book can t work.The Simons, using the wisdom God has given them in parenting their six sons, have created an exceptional resource for families or teachers Here s what to expect when you get your copy.What to ExpectThis beautiful and perfectly sized book it is a comfortable fit in your hands comprises 12 resolutions, biblical truths that are imperative for walking the Christian life They aren t grouped this way, but I found the resolutions to fall into three categories loving and honoring God, loving your neighbor, and fighting sin It is incredibly clear when you move from one resolution to the next, as each section is marked by a wonderfully earthy green cover page, complete with the resolution to be explored in that section and the watercolor art we know and love from other GraceLaced offerings.Each resolution has five brief, but meaty, devotional readings, for a grand total total of 60 readings I admit that, at first, I was skeptical that much could be accomplished in the small space allotted for each reading, but I shouldn t have doubted the Simons They start each reading with anecdote that presents a metaphorical circumstance, something most people even children would have encountered in some way This bleeds seamlessly into the related spiritual issue, which is stated clearly in a way that most readers should easily understand After examining the outflow of the issue I ll give an example below , the reader is fed truth to set them on the right path.By way of illustration, let s look at one reading from this resolution Set your mind where Christ is and on all that is good and true The reading begins by discussing the perils of riding your brakes they ll eventually fail Anxiety, the topic at hand, is parallel to riding your brakes, in that worry doesn t lead anywhere constructive The Simons address why anxiety is a problem what we fail to believe about God when we worry and what the consequences are Then they give Scriptural evidence that we are commanded not to worry, and they offer encouragement to trust God instead of leaning on our own control of a situation.Yes, there is that much meat in a devotional that takes about two minutes to read But it doesn t end there.Each reading accompanied by three things To Dwell On This is a succinct sentence that drives home the main idea as clearly as possible As a teacher, I gave this quite a few praise hands To Discuss These are two easy to understand questions that prompt introspection and lay the groundwork for heart care After all, God is not concerned with outward appearances, but is concerned with the heart To Memorize Finally, there is a short Scripture verse that is related to reading and meant to plant the word in your heart through memorization.How to Use this BookOnce I stopped reeling at the sheer volume of truth in each short reading, I realized something else You can use this book in any way you choose Whether you are just starting family devotions or you are seasoned experts, this book can be folded in This book could easily accompany other family worship resources, and finding both classic and modern hymns to accompany the readings would be a piece of cake A few ideas not an exhaustive list Use one devotional per day, for 60 days, as a way to start the new year or a new life season.Move intentionally through one devotional per week, meditating on the truths therein, journaling about it, and working on the memory verse for seven days This would make the book last longer than a year, as there are 60 readings.Camp out in one resolution each month, making the book last exactly a calendar year Personally, this is how I plan to utilize it when I read it for a second time, as it would helpfully come alongside a Bible in a year reading plan When the year ends, start again Align the resolutions with a school year calendar and use it as a mealtime conversation starter or a character building curriculum if you teach in a school that supports that, which I did.Oryou could do whatever you want and works for your family Take as much or as little time as you d like and structure it in a way that suits you best The Bottom LineI m a huge fan of all things GraceLaced, and I think you will be, too, if you re not already This latest volume is beautiful in many ways, but especially in the truth it conveys and the enjoyment fostered by the work of Ruth s artistic hand Foundations releases on March 3, and I encourage you to grab your copy today P.S As is customary, Ruth and Troy are offering FREE pre order bonuses Click here, then click Bonuses to check them out Troy and Ruth Simons share Biblical truths that they refer to as resolutions which they seek to instill in their family Chapters consist of 5 short daily devotions that can be done as a family or individually Each day you are given a thought to dwell on, a couple questions to answer and a verse to memorize.I read this book on my own as I have very young children I look forward to reading this together at some point However, the resolutions are something I can begin instilling in them even Troy and Ruth Simons share Biblical truths that they refer to as resolutions which they seek to instill in their family Chapters consist of 5 short daily devotions that can be done as a family or individually Each day you are given a thought to dwell on, a couple questions to answer and a verse to memorize.I read this book on my own as I have very young children I look forward to reading this together at some point However, the resolutions are something I can begin instilling in them even now through my words and interactions with them I feel like one of the most important truths that Troy and Ruth try to impart is that my faith should be lived out in front of my kids every day.This is a great book for anyone who wants their children to build an authentic faith in Jesus as they grow Ruth and Troy Simons wrote this book from voices of authority and vulnerability This isn t a book that will make you feel worse about all the things you aren t doing as a parent, it feelslike a friend cheering you on from a neighboring trench The wisdom that is found in the introduction to this book alone is worth diving head first into it It takes time doesn t necessarily mean that change comes slowly though it may it means that things that matter require a sacrifice of time T Ruth and Troy Simons wrote this book from voices of authority and vulnerability This isn t a book that will make you feel worse about all the things you aren t doing as a parent, it feelslike a friend cheering you on from a neighboring trench The wisdom that is found in the introduction to this book alone is worth diving head first into it It takes time doesn t necessarily mean that change comes slowly though it may it means that things that matter require a sacrifice of time Time that you sometimes can t find Time that seems to flip away Time that s occupied by the must dos of life But if your life is like mine, you can t afford not to make time to be in the Word Deep relationships, maturity, growth, a disciplined life these things do not just happen The reality is that we demonstrate what is important to us by what we make time for Sometimes we parents want a formula a magic prescription that will ensure well behaved, happy kids and a God honoring home But there are no formulas or prescriptions that ensure such things There s only a call to know God and be transformed by Him Foundations can be used as a family devotional experience or an individual one I m so grateful for their encouragement, for the grace to admit that they too are work in progress, and for their wisdom and insight for how to press deeper into knowing the Lord That is our greatest call and the greatest gift we can give to our children and anyone else we encounter in this life I cannot suggest this book highly enough I so wish our family had had the benefit of such a tool as this book Foundations by Ruth and Troy Simons Having a meaningful family worship time has felt forced, dull, and unattainable We never even really knew how to begin before we were quitting The Simons have laid out a wonderful format and set of principles to help guide you in forming your own routine of worship unique to your family These 12 resolutions are foundational to helping children, parents, grandparents and even individuals I so wish our family had had the benefit of such a tool as this book Foundations by Ruth and Troy Simons Having a meaningful family worship time has felt forced, dull, and unattainable We never even really knew how to begin before we were quitting The Simons have laid out a wonderful format and set of principles to help guide you in forming your own routine of worship unique to your family These 12 resolutions are foundational to helping children, parents, grandparents and even individuals in becoming stronger followers of Christ who obey His command and fruitfully live out their faith at home and with others These Biblical foundations are not a list of do s and don ts but a call for our hearts to be ruled by the Word of God and His love Each week has 5 days of exploring and engaging one of the 12 foundations This is not a format that requires everything to be perfect but it does take intentionality When they see that you love the Word and God and the Practice of prayer and that you love them they ll be inclined to pay attention Get excited This is going to change your families in amazing ways PS this would make a terrific wedding or baby gift I listened to this audiobook as part of the Challies 2020 Reading Challenge a book published in 2020 It s really intended to be a daily devotional for families I thought they did an excellent job teaching and creating discussion questions about foundational biblical truths that families with kids of varying ages can understand, learn from, be challenged by, and discuss together. Foundations 12 Biblical truths to Shape a FamilyRuth and Troy Simons have co authored a lovely book to help families of all shapes and sizes grow and learn together Foundations gives twelve biblical resolutions to help build a firm foundation in each family member.Each resolution has five bite size portions complete with a short reading, two discussion questions, a thought to dwell on, and a Bible verse to memorize Sin is failing to believe God s rules are best and choosing to live by our own Foundations 12 Biblical truths to Shape a FamilyRuth and Troy Simons have co authored a lovely book to help families of all shapes and sizes grow and learn together Foundations gives twelve biblical resolutions to help build a firm foundation in each family member.Each resolution has five bite size portions complete with a short reading, two discussion questions, a thought to dwell on, and a Bible verse to memorize Sin is failing to believe God s rules are best and choosing to live by our own rules instead When I read this definition of sin I was totally blown away Truth written in a way that my heart and mind can grasp at the same time will take up residence there, and hopefully be a continual reminder to me.Each resolution was taught in such a clear and concise manner, while also going deep enough to leave the reader or listener with points to ponder.I cannot imagine how helpful this resource would have been to my husband and I as we were raising our family Nonetheless, we can share it with our children who are now parenting our grandchildren If you are passionate about family and pointing children to Christ this tool will help you in that journey.Whatever phase of life you find yourself today, it is the right time for Foundations It will help you grow in Christ and better share His Word with those around you 4 stars This was a beautiful devotional book Review to come. This book isthan a regular devotional It s a family guide The book is divided into twelve chapters 12 principals that should guide a healthy christian family towards God and each principle has a 5 day devotional.I love that this book is so simple that anyone can take it and directly apply it to it s life It s as simple as that You don t have to be a theological schooler, you just have to wantfor yourself and your family.The illustrations are delightful and they give the book This book isthan a regular devotional It s a family guide The book is divided into twelve chapters 12 principals that should guide a healthy christian family towards God and each principle has a 5 day devotional.I love that this book is so simple that anyone can take it and directly apply it to it s life It s as simple as that You don t have to be a theological schooler, you just have to wantfor yourself and your family.The illustrations are delightful and they give the bookof a sentimental value Families Are Shaped One Day At A Time Through The Word Of God You Want Your Children To Become Christ Followers, Obedient To His Commands, And Fruitful In Their Faith, But Where Do You Begin Though There Isn T A Formula Or Prescription For Raising Godly Kids, What You Desire For Your Family Begins With Heeding God S Instructions To Remember And Declare His Faithful Works To The Next Generation Bestselling Author And Artist Ruth Chou Simons, Along With Her Husband, Troy, Are Gratefully Raising Six Boys On A Firm Foundation Of God S Word By Preaching That Truth To Themselves And Their Family Daily In This Book, They Invite You To Join Them In The Holy Work Of Training Children To Know And Love God For A Lifetime Foundations Will Help You Direct Your Family One Day At A Time, As You Explore Key Truths That Will Help Connect Your Children S Hearts And Yours To The Heart Of God With A Simple, Chapter A Day Format That Includes Scripture, Devotional Thoughts, Meditations, And Discussion Questions, This Book Will Guide You In Leading Your Family Ruth has done it again And this time her husband, Troy, has come alongside and together they have co written this wonderful new book entitled Foundations 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family Foundations is a beautiful book, I mean, how can it not be with Ruth doing the artwork, butthan that the writing and the way this book is set up is so encouraging and helpful It is based on 12 resolutions ex Love God above all else and with all you ve got Hate Sin especially your own Walk Wisel Ruth has done it again And this time her husband, Troy, has come alongside and together they have co written this wonderful new book entitled Foundations 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family Foundations is a beautiful book, I mean, how can it not be with Ruth doing the artwork, butthan that the writing and the way this book is set up is so encouraging and helpful It is based on 12 resolutions ex Love God above all else and with all you ve got Hate Sin especially your own Walk Wisely that Christ may be visible Each resolution is then split into 5 days devotions Each day has a reading, a main thought to dwell on, multiple discussions questions, and a memory verse One thing I really really appreciate is how Ruth and Troy managed to not have the daily readings over the heads of young ones in a family, but the older children and adults are not talked down to either The questions are not cheesy, they are simple but thought provoking.My kids range in age from 8 to 16 and this is going to be a fantastic resource for our family Starting the resolutions with our relationship with the Lord and then moving onto how we should be relating to and treating each other is so good We ll be spendingthan 24 hrs on each day in the book because we want each day s thought to be dwelt on for longer than an actual day Our plan is to go through 2 or 3 days in the book each week.Guiding a family in the Lord can be so hard This book isn t going to make the walking out of your relationships with the Lord and your family community any easier, but it will help you set your foundations and guidelines properly I m looking forward to the discussions that will be happening and hoping that these Resolutions will become not a list of rules but rather ways to remind ourselves of who we are being built into and together with


About the Author: Ruth Chou Simons

Ruth Chou Simons is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, and speaker She shares her journey of God s grace intersecting daily life with word and paintbrush through an online shoppe at GraceLaced.com and her Instagram community ofthan a hundred thousand Ruth is an unlikely mom to six young boys and wife to Troy, with whom she leads GraceLaced s small but mighty team When not painting, writing, and casting vision for GraceLaced.com, Ruth is usually busy eating chips and salsa, sorting laundry, cooking for large crowds, not finishing her sentences, and discovering off beaten paths in the wild with her guys She is a devotee of pho, a recovering perfectionist, a converted four wheeling enthusiast, and a grateful beholder of redeeming Grace.Ruth s first book, GraceLaced , won a 2018 Christian Book Award.


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