The secret is out. Knowing how to teach a child to read the bible is the most effective tool in your children’s discipleship is Bible reading. Since you are the father, you are responsible to shepherd in this practice. Fatherhood is an assignment for which you will ultimately answer to God (Eph. 6:4).

Why is it critical to expose your children to the Word and get them reading? Let’s discuss why it’s so critical and what resources will help you.


Bible reading is critical to discipling your child.

Scriptures brings your children to Christ and can transform their heart (2 Tim. 3:15-17). That’s the primary message of Scripture—God’s plan to restore people to a right relationship with Himself through Jesus’s death and resurrection. The power of the Word of God can do what you can’t (Heb. 4:12). God uses His Word to convict your children of sin and draw them to Himself.

Once your child comes to Christ, the Bible is still more important to their soul than food is to their body (Matt. 4:4). You have the privilege of bringing them to God’s Word and teaching them the discipline and skills necessary to grow in their relationship with God.

Start by modeling daily Bible reading yourself.

If you struggle, invite a more spiritually mature man to speak into your life and hold you accountable. After all, how can you lead for God if you are not putting yourself in position to listen to God?

In the preschool years, read to your son daily. It’s best to pick a time and stick with it as much as possible. From the womb until age 5, heR