“Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” —Deuteronomy 6:7 NIV
Raising children is an overwhelming task. There is so much to teach and protect them from, and how do you raise them to love and trust the God who loves and created them? We all want our children to have a relationship with God. In Heart, Soul, and Mind Patricia Batten explores the wisdom of ancient Israel for raising kids in our complicated world. Looking at one of the foundational declarations of faith in God, the Shema from Deuteronomy 6:4–9, she pulls out practical guidance for teaching our children who God is, what He has done, and how we can respond to Him.