Book Review: Write It On Their Hearts

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Write It On Their Hearts is a wonderful, Christ-centred book specifically aimed at parents,  families, people with young children, and those who may not have children of their own, but who have children in their lives and around them. It offers a unique look at the topic and delves into the question of ‘who is discipling your children?’ 

Children are a beautiful gift from God, and as their parents, guardians, family, friends and people who the children around us look up to, it’s important for us to help, encourage, inspire and share the goodness of God, alongside with a biblical approach to discipleship, teaching and nurturing. After all, they are the next generation, and what we teach the children in our lives, how we act, what we do and how we use the time we spend with them now, can have a powerful life-long impact on their lives.

“Who is discipling your kids?
There are so many things competing for your kids’ time and attention – and for yours. How can you make sure that you are making the most of your time with them, not only as a parent but as a Christian parent?
This simple but profound guide offers you a systematic, personalised approach to discipling your kids that is drawn straight from Scripture. Be encouraged and equipped to be intentional in teaching your children to internalise their walk with God and grow in their Christian life.”

Write It On Their Hearts

Write It On Their Hearts is written by Chris and Melissa Swain. Chris Swain, a Pastor at Long Hollow Church, sadly passed away last year. Together with his wife Melissa, a homeschool teacher, writer and editor, they have written this beautiful book, sharing their tips, advice and knowledge, underpinned by a biblical approach. I have found this book to be incredibly engaging, fascinating, educational and inspiring. It’s a book I highly recommend reading. Although I do not have children of my own, this book is still an amazing read. There are still many children who I know of, and I can put into practice what I have read, to help other children, to help parents and to gain a greater knowledge of discipling children. 

My first impressions of this book is that it has a beautiful front and back cover. The title is in a clear font, easy to read, along with the authors’ names, and a short description of what the book is about. You’d be surprised at the number of books that I have picked up and I just haven’t got a clue what they are about! What also caught my attention is the three illustrations on the front, and one on the back, all of which match the title perfectly and automatically make me feel, along with the clear description on the back, who this book is aimed at. I know that this book is going to help me learn new and valuable things that can be applied in my day-to-day life, and that I can use these to help others. Isn’t it great when a book can automatically do this without even opening it! 

The back of the book also includes some testimonials which definitely helps the reader to have a quick look at what other people are saying about it. A short description about both authors is written on the back too, something I always feel helps to give a book a much more personal touch, and helps the reader to find out a little more about the authors without having to search online beforehand. 

Again, inside the first few pages, there are more testimonials for the book, which makes for a lovely touch, seeing how much it’s appreciated amongst others, and how it has helped and inspired those who have already read it. The contents page clearly shows each section and chapter of this book, with clear headings to let the reader know what each one is about. Each section is laid out in easy-to-read chucks, making this book an ideal daily or weekly devotional. 

At the end of each section there is also a space for thought and reflection, and the authors note down several points for their readers to think about. On many of the pages there are illustrations and graphs giving you tools, plans, ideas and tips on how they can be used and how to use them.

I can tell just by flicking through the pages, just how much thought, love and care has gone into writing this book. There are so many Christian books out there, and sometimes it can be hard to find just the book you may be looking for, one that is just right for the particular season you’re in. That’s one reason why I love to write these reviews. I love that this book is unique in the sense that it is geared towards helping parents, families and individuals in discipling children. It gets straight to the point and is filled with lots of valuable information, personal experiences, everyday life and lessons learned. 

If you would like to get your very own copy of Write It On Their Hearts, you can purchase this book over on The Good Book Company, where you can also get some free downloads to go along with the book.

Click here to read my previous book review.

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