This topical Bible for parents will help you use the Bible every time your children need instruction. Hundreds of Bible verses are organized according to 52 common types of misbehavior, along with numerous parenting ideas and suggestions.
Now in its 3rd edition, For Instruction in Righteousness has been updated and expanded after 18 years of faithful service. This new edition has over 50 pages added, with many chapters expanded as a result of additional parenting experience and Bible study.
Most chapters include each of the following sections:
What the Bible says will, or should, happen to a person who sins in this way, with ideas for discipline that parallel these Biblical consequences.
Instructions the Bible gives for repenting of this sin (newly added in this edition!)
What the Bible likens a person to when he indulges in this sin, and ideas for practical object lessons using these examples.
How God blesses the person who resists temptations to this sort of sin, with parallel ideas for “rewards” and encouragement when children show progress in overcoming this sin.
Stories and people in the Bible that illustrate obedience and disobedience in this area.
Fully quoted memory verses.
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In addition to these 52 topical chapters, extra sections discuss:
God’s Word as our authority
Helping your children learn from Scripture
Using For Instruction in Righteousness for life-changing Bible study
Thoughts on rewarding children
Thoughts on paying children for work
We want our children to understand that “right” and “wrong” are absolutes, based on God’s standards, not ours. If we train our children to submit to the authority of God’s standards, those standards will not change when the children grow up and leave the authority of our homes.
We don’t want to discipline in anger; we want to show grief over the child’s sin, and we want to lead him to true repentance.
When we discipline, we want to picture for our children our heavenly Father’s holiness and His mercy. That is why we went to the Bible and started studying.
This book provides a wealth of material for personal Bible study, family worship, character training, unit studies, and Bible study projects for older children.
Scripture quotations are from the KJV and NKJV.
Recommended by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (formerly known as NANC).
This blog review compares the new and old editions of For Instruction in Righteousness.
New eBook Editions
Now you can carry For Instruction in Righteousness in your pocket or purse! With our new eBook options, you can have everything that is in the print edition of FIIR at your fingertips -- on your phone, tablet, or other mobile device, and on your laptop or home computer where you can print out pages for your own family's use! And besides all the Bible-centered counsel and ideas that have always been in For Instruction in Righteousness, the eBook version includes links! Click on a topic in the Table of Contents, and you're in that chapter. Then click on links that will bring up the full text for any verse listed in the book.
The EPUB edition works best for reading on iPads, iPhones, and most eBook readers. It works well, even on small screens, but is not easy to print pages or read on a computer.
The PDF edition is best for reading on your computer, printing pages, and reading on most tablets.
Both editions have a linked table of contents, links to Scripture texts, and the ability to search the book for certain words or topics.
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A Scripture-based tool to help you deal quickly and consistently with common misbehaviors. Show your child what they did, what the Bible says, and the agreed-upon consequence.
Used together with the If-Then Chart, this chart provides balance by helping you encourage Godly behavior with Scripture and agreed-upon rewards.
Newly updated and revised! A wealth of Bible studies and other character-building assignments to help you raise Godly men.
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LovieW of Illinois, 7/31/2014
WOW. Talk about a blessing to have at one's fingertips! We have been using this for our small children and it has been great to have such a complete reference guide that is all straight from God's Word. It has been just very helpful and I would recommend it 100% to any family looking for a worthwhile investment in raising children in the ways of the Lord!
IndianaMom of Indiana, 7/30/2014
This is a reference that both Kids & parents love! Recently, after my son did something requiring correction, he said (longingly), "Are you going to get your book out, Mama?" The children WANT me to use this book in their correction! That's a testimony!
This tool is so helpful for what to talk to your child about when you send them to your room! I would grab the book and get some insight and scripture to deal with the heart. Thank you so much for this resource!!
Sherrie M of Kentucky, 4/5/2014
What a helpful resource for Biblical parenting!
AH of WA, 12/9/2013
We have worn out our first copy (cover missing and pages getting beginning to fall out) so we are purchasing our 2nd copy in 3 ring binder format.
I praise God that His word is sufficient and for this tool that gives direction to the answers found there.
This is my favorite item to give to parents.
Cassidy of Texas, 3/20/2013
I received my book SPEEDY FAST! It was in PERFECT CONDITION. The book is packed full of wisdom and a great guide to raising our children for Jesus! I am even going to use it as a study for the children. We have trouble with arguing in our home between the girls more often than I would like. So we're going to be doing our first study by going through that section and looking things up in our Bible. I have just a one subject notebook for each child that we're going to be using as we go along. This book is an answer to prayers. Thank you, Doorposts, for offering this amazing book and for the way that you handled everything so quickly and perfectly! Blessings!!!!
Mom of three of Chattanooga, TN, 7/31/2012
For Instruction in Righteousness has been such a helpful book to our family. I used it as a kindergarten teacher at a Christian school for 7 years. I became a homemaker when we had our first of three children. It has been an incredible resource to help us teach and train our children in the ways of God. It makes finding the right verse/passage for any given issue so easy. Thanks so much for helping us train our little ones in righteousness!
Laura of Midland, TX, 6/27/2012
A friend of mine recommended this! She said that besides the Bible, this was one of the best "parenting" books to have! I have found it to help me in my own struggle of sin as well as easily label the sins of my kids. I wasn't raised to recognize my sin so this book helps really me narrow down what the sin is that my child is struggling with so we can work on putting on the RIGHT behavior instead! A true blessing to our family!
Denam of Florida, 11/15/2011
Really wish I would have had this handy many years ago. Raising children in a christian home with a biblical view on everything isnt easy and we can all use a helping hand to remind us where to look for answers...the bible! Find biblical solutions very quickly. When your "in the moment", just pull out this handy book. Other Doorpost materials have been a blessing too! Thank you for sharing and giving families tools to keep us focused on what is truly important.
In short, this is an excellent tool to have in the home. It has helped me quickly reference a problem so it can be dealt with. I highly recommend becoming thoroughly acquainted with the book so when it is time to use it, you aren’t fumbling with how to use it. Not only is it good for helping on-the-spot behavioral and heart issues, but it is also an excellent preventative study.
Rhonda of Denham Springs, LA, 7/19/2010
I homeschooled my children when they were very young and we were blessed to have been introduced to your wonderful products.
When I began working at private Christian schools in our area, the "For Instruction in Righteousness" book came with me. This book has been used for 10 years to help bring children to God's Word and His ways. Many children that needed guidance due to discipline issues, have been touched by the teachings of this wonderful book.
I strongly recommend the "If Then Chart" (worked wonders in our home when my children were younger) and the "Blessing Chart" was a must as well.
My husband and I love that all of your products are based entirely on God's word! This is great Biblical council for parenting.
Jill of New Jersey, 10/5/2006
We all know the instructions are in the Word, but sometimes its tough to get your hands on that one scripture when you can't remember the reference. You can teach, meditate, and discipline with this AWESOME topical compilation. Beautiful, just beautiful! Highly recommend it!